The one to rule them all! Josh Gad reuniting cast of The Lord of the Rings

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

Josh Gad has become the king of cast reunions during our COVID-19 quarantine. The actor has used his YouTube channel to reunite the cast of THE GOONIES and BACK TO THE FUTURE and for his next reunion, he's headed to middle earth.

Josh Gad will be reuniting the cast of the popular THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy this Sunday. Gad teased the reunion with a sneak peek video that can be seen below:

The preview clip begins with Gad and one of the memorable hobbits from THE LORD OF THE RINGS, Sean Astin. The actor has already participated in one of Gad's reunions, having reunited with his co-stars from THE GOONIES so maybe he played some part in getting his RINGS co-stars to join in on this. Other stars reuniting for the event, based on the preview, include a handful of other fan favorites from the series like Elijah Wood, who famously portrayed Frodo in all three LORD OF THE RINGS movies, Dominic Monaghan (Merry Brandybuck), Billy Boyd (Pippin Took), Orlando Bloom (Legolas), and Ian McKellan (Gandalf), to name a few.

Directed by Peter Jackson, THE LORD OF THE RINGS film series which includes THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, THE TWO TOWERS, and THE RETURN OF THE KING, were shot simultaneously in Jackon's native New Zealand from October 1999 until December 2000. It's largely considered of the biggest and most ambitious film projects ever undertaken, with a combined budget of $281 million. The undertaking paid off in spades as the series ranks as one of the highest-grossing film series of all-time, taking in a staggering $2.981 billion globally. The films were also a hit with critics and were heavily awarded during the various award seasons, winning a total of 17 Oscars out of its 30 Academy Award nominations. 

Josh Gad's Reunited Apart web series is proving to be very popular as it's becoming the go-to source for the reunions we've been asking for. On top of THE GOONIES and BACK TO THE FUTURE, Gad also reunited Tom Hanks and the cast of the movie SPLASH for a recent reunion. The cool thing about all of this, besides sweet nostalgia, is that this all goes to a good cause with each episode raising money for various coronavirus-related charities.

Will YOU be watching THE LORD OF THE RINGS cast reunite? You can check out the reunion this Sunday, May 31 at 9am PT/12pm ET on Josh Gad's YouTube channel.

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