Jul 31 2012, 6:23am
And IMO, the Hobbit is about how Bilbo and Thorin view the world differently, and how a blend of their two modes is the best sort of way to be...
The Battle of Azanulbizar does have a lot to do with Thorin's story, however
So, in my view, a Hobbit film with lots of dwarven history stuff in it is still the Hobbit.
And lastly, it's a bit strange to say that this is becoming just a collection of tales with the Quest of Erebor among them, just because some people here are calling for the addition of Aragorn and Arwen, and the fall of Arnor. As far as I am aware, these people are not part of the production, and have no say in what gets included. My sense is that PJ and company will be sticking to the timeframe of the Hobbit, and the general narrative of the Hobbit, and will simply indulge a bit more of the dwarven history, and the goings on at Laketown and Thranduil's Halls.
I don't think we're getting any bridge material per se. This will all be Hobbit, with Hobbit-related stuff from the Appendices.
(This post was edited by Shelob'sAppetite on Jul 31 2012, 6:27am)