War of the Jewels is a 2018 epic high fantasy adventure film written by Guillermo Del Toro, David Benioff, Vanessa Taylor & Bryan Cogman. Directed by Guillermo Del Toro it is the first of a three-part film based on material from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales. Along with it's two following instalments: Loss of the Silmaril (2019) and Expulsion of Morgoth (2020) serve as prequels to the previous Peter Jackson Middle-Earth series The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

It stars Manu Bennett, Logan Lerman, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Anna Paquin, Michael Hurst and Ian McKellan.

Principal Photograph spanned from Wingnut Studios sets in Wellington, New Zealand and across the previous Middle-Earth shooting locations from the previous films of the franchise.

Released theatrically and in IMAX theatres on April 20th, 2018.



  • Manu Bennett as Celegorm
  • Logan Lerman as Maglor
  • Keisha Castle-Hughes as Elenwa
  • Anna Paquin as Varda
  • Michael Hurst as Maeglin
  • Ian McKellan as Gandalf The Grey
  • Charles Dance as Alatar The Blue
  • Tom Wilkinson as Pallando The Blue
  • Tom Berenger as Melkor The Dark Lord
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