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cast your own movie 2The Eragon movie made less-than-ideal casting decisions when choosing the actors who would bring many of our beloved characters to life. In some cases, key characters didn’t make it into the film at all. One thing is for certain: the Inheritance Cycle community can get it right!

Last week, we asked you guys to help us find the ideal actors to play a multitude of characters, including Eragon, Arya, Saphira, and others. The results were great! If you haven’t already, be sure to vote on the top contenders!

What if production was in our hands? Aside from a great script, a brilliant cast is the most important thing to consider for a new movie. What better way to cast a movie than to have the Inheritance community do it? Today, we’re asking you to help us cast the rest of the film, including Roran, Murtagh, Brom, Durza, and others!
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we are hiring fbIt’s no secret that Christopher will write another book set in the Inheritance Cycle universe. We’ve talked about it in past interviews, articles, and we even have a page dedicated to it – “Book 5 and Beyond“. He recently answered even more fan questions about the topic, and this article is the second in a two part series where we reveal new Book 5 questions and answers!

Our first article discussed how Book 5 will work, hints at the plot and who the next bad guy might be, and answers the big relationship questions… Eragon/Arya and Murtagh/Nasuada?!

Today’s article answers burning questions about the future of Murtagh, Roran, Angela, Tenga, Elva, and more! Plus, Christopher hints at the loose ends and lingering questions from Inheritance that he plans to answer! Continue reading this article…

 

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Eragon.   Eldest.  Brisingr.  Inheritance.  We of course know these titles as the four wonderful volumes of the Inheritance Cycle.  Since the Cycle concluded nearly four years ago, fans have been anxiously waiting for a fifth book set in the world of Alagaësia.  Author Christopher Paolini has already confirmed he plans to write a new story and has given it the codename of “Book V.”

But, did you know that Christopher has already written a fifth book about our beloved fantasy world travelled by Eragon?  Today we’re going to take a look at Eragon’s Guide to Alagaësia, a fascinating companion book to the world of the Cycle full of exciting art, history and even some secrets that might help us in our quest to unravel the mysteries of the aforementioned Book V.  Shown from the perspective of Eragon, this beautiful hardback tome serves as a valuable resource of both visual and written information for any adventurer of Alagaësia.

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poll favorite rider swordThe blades of Alagaësia’s many Dragon Riders helped accomplish some of the greatest – and most wicked – deeds, from the salvation of many to the death of Riders’ at the Foresworn’s hands. Zar’roc and Brisingr both played crucial roles throughout the series, and Galbatorix was all the more formidable with Vrangr, the white sword formerly belonging to Vrael, at his side.

We put together brief descriptions for each of the blades that made an appearance in the Cycle. Below you’ll find a poll where we ask you to vote for your favorite Rider sword. You’re free to make your decision based on a variety of factors, such as appearance, bad-assness, and its great or evil deeds. Continue reading this article…

 

thornIt’s no secret that Christopher will write another book set in the Inheritance Cycle universe. We’ve talked about it in past interviews, articles, and we even have a page dedicated to it – “Book 5 and Beyond“. He recently answered even more fan questions about the topic, and this article is our first in a two part series where we reveal new Book 5 questions and answers!

Today addresses how Book 5 will work, hints at the plot, the next bad guy, and answers the big relationship questions… Eragon/Arya and Murtagh/Nasuada?!

@Luigi_atlante: Will you ever write a new Eragon book? We miss your characters!
Christopher: Yup! I have Book V all planned and plotted out! Just have to finish my other projects first!

@WildandPredsFan: Is your next Inheritance Cycle book going to also take place in Alagaësia and with Eragon and most of the same characters?
Christopher: Alagaësia, yes. However, there’ll be some new characters … and many old characters.

@TSD_Adler: How long until we get to visit Alagaësia again? Whether that is in a book form, or in a movie.
Christopher: As soon as possible, I hope!

@ProjectONI616: Will Book Five be a continuation of the story or a prequel?
Christopher: Continuation, though I may write a prequel at some point.

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Check out the first part of our article series, “Eragon movie deleted scenes: Meet Katrina, see Eragon and Roran wrestle, and watch Eragon milk a cow”!

twins-article-headerDid you know that there’s a significant amount of content that didn’t make it into the Eragon movie? You may be surprised to learn that the Twins and Elva were both filmed but never included in the final cut. Instead, they were released as deleted scenes.

We’ll never fully understand the decisions that went into creating the first Eragon movie, but it’s still interesting to look at the scenes that were ultimately removed. In the second of our two part deleted scenes series (don’t miss part one!), we show you scenes introducing Eragon and Murtagh’s arrival to the Varden, the Twins and their “test,” and Eragon blessing Elva. You won’t want to miss these! Continue reading this article…

 

choose your cast 1The Eragon movie made less-than-ideal casting decisions when choosing the actors who would bring many of our beloved characters to life. In some cases, key characters didn’t make it into the film at all.

We don’t know what’s in store for the future of Inheritance Cycle films, but our recent petition which garnered nearly 50,000 signatures and saw over 4 million social views will certainly turn heads at Fox, the studio that owns the rights to Eragon. We’ve discussed when we could see a new film and how they can get it right this time around, and highly recommend reading all of our movie-related articles.

For now, we’re left dreaming about Inheritance Cycle films done right. What if production was in our hands? Aside from a great script, a brilliant cast is the most important thing to consider for a new movie. What better way to cast a movie than to have the Inheritance community do it?

In the first part of two articles, we’re asking you to submit your dream cast for the our first batch of characters! Follow the descriptions below (taken directly from the book), find the actors you think best fit the roles, and leave their names (and the character they’d play) in the comments! Continue reading this article…

 

If you lived in Alagaësia, what race would you be? (Poll)

favorite-raceIt isn’t difficult to let your mind wander as you read the Inheritance Cycle books, believing, if only for a moment, that you’re living in the world of Alagaësia… trekking the Spine, wading through the desert, enjoying the fresh air of Palancar Valley, or peddling wares in Teirm.

But what race would you be? It’s a tough choice; Alagaësia features many unique races, each with their own histories and cultures. From the rough and hearty dwarves to the returning race of dragons, there’s a lot to pick from… and we want to know what race you would be if you lived in the world!

Vote in our poll to let us know which race you’d choose, and let us know in the comments why!

Be sure to vote in our previous polls asking you to choose a favorite main character and a favorite secondary character! If you’ve already voted, check out the results – they’re surprising!

 

firnen-eyeWe knew of the existence of a green egg since first reading Eragon, but it wasn’t until Brisingr, when we still hadn’t seen the “Green Rider,” that we began to wonder when we would see it hatch, who it would hatch for, and what side they would be on. The release of the official cover of Inheritance was revealed in March of 2011, refueling fan excitement and speculation.We couldn’t be quite sure who would join the exclusive list of remaining Riders in Alagaësia, but the community certainly had its theories:

  • Arya: Ultimately proving to be “the one,” Arya was a fan favorite since the moment she rode Saphira after breaking the star sapphire, her hands filled with green magic
  • Elva: What would be more terrifying than Elva riding atop her own dragon? Together, the pair would be unstoppable, and the already-blessed child was the perfect age to become a Rider
  • Orik: Fans weren’t too far off with their theory that Orik would become the first dwarf Rider. He would ultimately become king of the dwarves, and the Riders’ pact was expanded to include dwarves and Urgals.
  • Roran: Roran’s importance to the series came as a surprise as the events in Carvahall began to unfold in Eldest. We soon saw Roran take charge and become an exceptional leader, leaving fans to wonder, “Could he be the next Rider?”
  • An unknown enemy: Fans were left worrying that another one of Galbatorix’s servants would become the Green Rider

Why did he ultimately shy away from choosing Elva as the Green Rider? Christopher explained in a recent interview:

Elva was originally considered for the role of “Green Rider” before you chose Arya instead. Is it possible Elva could become a Rider in the future?

Christopher: Possible, yes. However, I think that it would end up making her over-powered. She already has an amazing ability; being a Rider as well seems like overkill to me. If she were, though, she’d be pretty scary. Even Galbatorix wouldn’t have stood a chance against her.

As it would turn out, Arya would be tapped as the next Rider to take flight in the Cycle when the male egg hatched for her in Ellesméra. She thus raised the young dragon Fírnen in Tel’naeír where Oromis and Glaedr once trained, a holy ground for Dragon and Rider. Continue reading this article…

 

eragon-deleted-scenes-1-headerDid you know that there’s a significant amount of content that didn’t make it into the Eragon movie? Surprisingly, a good amount of this content introduced key characters we never saw in the film, and in some cases, built on important character relationships (Eragon and Roran, Eragon and Murtagh).

We’ll never fully understand the decisions that went into creating the first Eragon movie, but it’s still interesting to look at those scenes they cut. In the first of our two part deleted scenes series, we show you scenes introducing Katrina, revealing Roran and Katrina’s relationship (before Roran departs Carvahall), Eragon and Roran playfully fighting/wrestling, and Eragon milking a cow. You won’t want to miss these! Continue reading this article…

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