On August 31 of 2017, Christopher Reuel Tolkien, youngest son of J.R.R. Tolkien resigned his position as director and sole executor for Tolkien Estate LTD!
This may well explain the dramatic changes talking place within the Tolkien Estate.
The is a complete 180 from their previous posture on Tolkien’s writings. What the HELL is going on?
“The parties are pleased that they have amicably resolved this matter and look forward to working together in the future.” Tolkien Estate
“The Nine have left Minas Morgul, disguised as riders in black. They will find the Ring, and kill the one who carries it.” Saruman