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Oct 4 2012, 6:28am

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In terms of making a quality and approachable movie for the casual fan, introducing Cirdan, Glofindel and Erestor into the story not long after introducing the 13 dwarves would be very tricky to do...

That's still a bit of a cop out / sop to the lower common denominator, and an unneeded shame given the fairly minor addition of an actor in a beard (Cirdan) and a slightly wider shot to get Radagast in there with a line or two. You don't exactly need to introduce them to the audience or take up screen time to show them. Think Ioreth in the houses of the healing (albeit that was in the ROTK EE).

Minimal cost and I'm sure that casual fans aren't that thick that they'd (literally) lose the plot. More dedicated fans would nod sagely and appreciate the correctness.

Besides, the complexity and number of characters in Game of Thrones and Harry Potter don't seem to have dented their mass appeal any. I'm far from convinced that including a couple of extra characters in the White Council would make the film any less approachable to a casual audience. The film will still be successful as a result of the success of the LOTR films which means the "casual fan" market who would be flummoxed by Cirdan/Radagast would surely be relatively small).

(This post was edited by sharku on Oct 4 2012, 6:35am)

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