Peter Jackson will direct the Hobbit in two movie parts. The Hobbit movies should come out in 2010 and 2011.
July, 2941 – Bilbo Baggins obtains the One Ring; the White Council drives Sauron out of Dol Guldur
2941 – Esgaroth is attacked by the dragon Smaug, who is consequentially killed by Bard the Bowman; Battle of Five Armies
June 22, 2942 – Bilbo Baggins returns to Bag End
2951 – Estel, later known as Aragorn, comes of age and is told about his heritage; the Corsairs of Umbar officially ally themselves with Mordor and destroy great monument commemorating Ar-Pharazôn’s victory over Sauron
2953 – Last meeting of the White Council. Fengel, 15th king of Rohan, dies. His son Thengel returns to Rohan to succeed him.
2956 – Aragorn first meets Gandalf the Grey
2957-2980 – Aragorn as Thorongil serves in the armies of King Thengel of Rohan, and Steward Ecthelion II of Gondor
September 22, 2968 – Frodo Baggins is born
2978 – Boromir is born
2980 – Arwen pledges her hand in marriage to Aragorn; Frodo Baggins loses both of his parents in a boating accident; Aragorn, in the service of the Steward of Gondor Ecthelion II leads a taskforce south and kills the Captain of the Haven, ruler of Umbar; Samwise Gamgee born; Théoden, son of Thengel, becomes 17th king of Rohan after the death of his father. Théoden is the last king of the second line.
2982 – Birth of Meriadoc Brandybuck (Merry)
2983 – Birth of Faramir
2989 – Frodo Baggins comes under the guardianship of Bilbo Baggins; a company of Dwarves, led by Balin, try to recolonize Moria
2990 – Birth of Peregrin Took (Pippin)
2991 – Birth of Éomer
2994 – Balin is killed; the dwarf-colony in Moria is destroyed
2995 – Birth of Éowyn
3001 – Bilbo Baggins turns 111, passes the One Ring on to Frodo Baggins, and leaves the Shire. From now on Aragorn and Gandalf intermittently hunt Gollum