The latest sequel includes dozens of references to previous installments, and we've cataloged them here for you.
UPDATE: A spokesperson issued a statement on behalf of Harvey Weinstein on Saturday in response to Peter Jackson’s accusations that Weinstein was denying blacklisting actresses Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino from being cast in the “Lord of the Rings.” Weinstein claims to have “had nothing to do with ‘Lord of the Rings.'” The disgraced movie mogul also denies being involved in casting decisions for “Bad Santa,” following director Terry Zwigoff’s claims Weinstein blacklisted Sorvino from that film as well. If Ashley Judd said she was in conversations with Mr. Jackson and reviewed sketches, it was under New Line, which had casting authority, not Miramax.
"There it is, confirmation that Harvey Weinstein derailed my career," Sorvino said in response to the revelation that Weinstein told Jackson not to audition her.
The Lord of the Rings director said he had been advised against casting Sorvino and Ashley Judd in the movies.
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While the merger of Disney and Fox might bring the X-Men and the Avengers together, it could also costs thousands of people their jobs, according to business analysts.