Lord of the Rings fans got a surprise recently when the cast of the popular fantasy franchise came together again for a massive Zoom call! As Entertainment Tonight reports, the reunion was part of Josh Gad's Reunited Apart YouTube show, which brings former castmates together while social distancing from home.
The Lord of the Rings reunion was especially exciting since it's been 20 years since the first film in the series— The Fellowship of the Ring— was released! And it wasn't just a few members of the Lord of the Rings cast who caught up over Zoom either... most of the cast was there!
Lord of the Rings virtual reunion includes the entire Fellowship
Lord of the Rings cast members who joined in on the Zoom call included Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Viggo Mortensen, John Rhys-Davies, and Sean Bean. Sir Ian McKellen even made an appearance!
Miranda Otto, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Karl Urban, and Hugo Weaving took part in the reunion as well. Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson also joined in, as did the film trilogy's composer and co-writer.
The whole thing was for a good cause too. As Entertainment Tonight shared, the Lord of the Rings reunion benefited non-profit organization No Kids Hungry, which provides children who depend on school lunches with meals during the coronavirus. Gad tweeted that the episode raised $80,000 as of Monday, which was on top of a $1.3 million dollar donation from Cheerio.
Watch the epic Lord of the Rings cast reunion Zoom call here!