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The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Movie Discussion: The Hobbit: Great news ... even though it isn't "news" ... strictly speaking!: Edit Log


Apr 30 2008, 10:33pm

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Great news ... even though it isn't "news" ... strictly speaking!

The board is set ... the pieces are moving ... Laugh

But here's a question for the group ...

We all have a sense of which characters will appear in a film of The Hobbit. We've all read the book. We know, roughly, how the movie will probably go. And we'll all be expecting casting to be announced accordingly. The only potential surprises will be found in the choice of actors. But we'll all have a pretty good handle on what roles will need to be cast.

But what happens when we get into the "Sprequel"? (By the by, I love that term, Compa!)

Will the production team hold back casting announcements for that film in an effort to surprise us about the storyline? Will they keep us as in the dark as possible? And I don't just mean that they might try to surprise us with actors returning from LOTR ... I'm talking about holding back casting information just to keep us guessing as to precisely which characters appear in the film. If we don't know who the movie's even about, it'll be a lot harder to figure out the story in advance!

Think about it ... this is the very first time in this entire series that the filmmakers have an element of surprise on their side. Do you think they'll take advantage of that? Should they?

I know that I want to know as much as possible about both of these films before I see them ... especially the Sprequel ... but just because I want to know ... doesn't mean I should! (Heck, just because I wanted to know more about the origins of Hannibal Lecter, didn't mean somebody should have spent millions to make Hannibal Rising! Sometimes it's best to leave the audience wanting more!)

Because, really ... in a way, we're all going to be movie firsters when it comes to the Sprequel.

And I have to say ... that's got me pretty darned excited! I'm desperate for more information ... but do I really want it? Really? Or will it be a richer and more rewarding experience to walk into the theater in a state of delicious cluelessness!?

"In Hollywood the screenplay is a fire hydrant. And there's a line of dogs around the block." -- Frank Miller

(This post was edited by BuckyUnderbelly on Apr 30 2008, 10:40pm)

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Post edited by BuckyUnderbelly (Lorien) on Apr 30 2008, 10:40pm

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