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Sep 18 2007, 2:27pm

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As for Bilbo, Ian Holm or Elijah Wood. otherwise it would senseless. Solutions inside. Please read.

It goes without saying that for Gandalf we need Sir Ian McKellen.

The problem arises with Bilbo.
I'd like to see Ian Holm, but if that's not possible, here are three solutions:

1-Find an actor who looks like an exact copy of a young Ian Holm, and then
a) call Holm to dub this guy
b) reshoot the scene in LOTR when Bilbo finds the Ring with this guy, leaving the voice of Holm.

2-use the performance capture (we need Holm to do the voice over) and create a perfect replica of the young Ian Holm we see at the beginning of LOTR.

3-Do a Princess Bride approach where they have our Ian Holm Bilbo telling the story to a group of little hobbits ) I say five to ten years before the 111th birthday of Bilbo) gathered on the floor or chairs around him (like at his party). We could have Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin and maybe some others listening in with knowing smiles on their faces. Now, remember in Rivendell when Frodo told Bilbo he used to pretend he was off with him on one of his adventures? This would be a way for Elijah Wood to play both Frodo and Bilbo as he imagines himself on the adventure. (Thanks to grammaboodawg for this clever idea)

PLEASE, do not replace Ian Holm with another actor and pretend he is Bilbo... it would be just wrong.
And, most important, it would be painful for all the fans who have loved so much the trilogy, me included.

These solutions are not impossible to realize! They can be done. Please, don't ruin the whole movie with an easy solution.

As for the other actors... I leave this to PJ and Co. They already did a perfect job in LOTR, they know how to choose.

(This post was edited by xxxyyy on Sep 18 2007, 2:31pm)

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