Totally forgot about that quote! While I agree that the case could be made that those aren't canon, there's still a lot that we can learn from Tolkien's apocrypha.
Considering the remakes we've seen so far, I think that in our lifetimes we will see someone remake (or should I say, re-adapt) the Lord of the Rings. 10, 20, 30 years, it's bound to happen."no Man nor Elf has ever seen a beardless Dwarf - unless he were shaven in mockery, and would then be more like to die of shame... For the Naugrim have beards from the beginning of their lives, male and female alike..." (JRR Tolkien, The War of the Jewels ("The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Naugrim and the Edain", ~1951).
Also, regardless of dwarven women's beards, I shaved mine off today and that was a mistake! My beard can't regrow fast enough, I feel traumatized. So, beards for all races! Bearded dwarven women, bearded lizardfolk, bearded elves, bearded goblins! I'll be selling my Beardworld setting in no time.Damn... It’s too bad we’ll probably never get this given how prolific the Peter Jackson films are. I love the first trilogy and enjoyed the first of the Hobbit films, but I agree this would be a much better format to adapt the series to.