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Peter Jackson and New Line Announce 'Hobbit' Casting!!!
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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Oct 22 2010, 8:19am

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Was kinda hoping for Jeremy Renner for Bilbo [In reply to] Can't Post

But I'm sure this Morgan Freeman guy will do fine, whoever he is.Tongue


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Oct 22 2010, 8:23am

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Oooooo [In reply to] Can't Post

Yuk!!

Now you're putting me off my dinner CrazyTongue

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Pipe Dream
Gondor


Oct 22 2010, 8:27am

Post #128 of 279 (1758 views)
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Finally casting info!...now if they could just get NZ back. [In reply to] Can't Post


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I thought Stephen Fry was in the running to voice Smaug?



"Stephen Fry, Saoirse Ronan and Bill Nighy (as the voice of the dragon Smaug) -are possible participants"

So, it's not official yet. Who knows? I can't really see Bill Nighy as Smaug, but it doesn't mean it's not true.

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Chiticot
The Shire


Oct 22 2010, 8:37am

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A too young Thorin [In reply to] Can't Post

I think too, that Richard Armitage is too young for Thorin and too skinny. But he has a deep voice.

I like Martin Freeman as Bilbo, although I've never seen him in a movie, but he has that Hobbit look.

As for Bard, I was hoping for Toby Stephens. Tongue

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macfalk
Valinor


Oct 22 2010, 8:39am

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Haha, S.Ronan for the voice of Smaug? That would be something! [In reply to] Can't Post

Cool



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Owlyross
Rohan


Oct 22 2010, 8:46am

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At the time of LOTR who'd heard of [In reply to] Can't Post

Orlando Bloom, Karl Urban, Miranda Otto, hell, even Viggo Mortensen was a little known character actor.

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Valinor


Oct 22 2010, 8:46am

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Now sit down [In reply to] Can't Post

and write 100 times: "His name is Martin Freeman, not Morgan Freeman", so you get to know at least his name Tongue



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Pipe Dream
Gondor


Oct 22 2010, 8:48am

Post #133 of 279 (1753 views)
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Too young for Thorin! [In reply to] Can't Post

That was my first impression too, maybe after a wig and prosthetics it won't matter?

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Bexlin
Rivendell

Oct 22 2010, 8:49am

Post #134 of 279 (1711 views)
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Yay and Yay again to Martin Freeman!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Yay to Ricahrd Armitage being in it at all!!!! I'd have prefered him as the Bard, but hey - he's in it!!!


FrodoEyes
Rivendell

Oct 22 2010, 8:52am

Post #135 of 279 (1834 views)
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Nah... [In reply to] Can't Post


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I can't really see Bill Nighy as Smaug.


Nah, not scaly enough Wink


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Oct 22 2010, 9:00am

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Want, please! [In reply to] Can't Post

*crosses fingers* I got my choice in Bilbo, here's for hoping I strike lucky twice :D

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sador
Half-elven


Oct 22 2010, 9:07am

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Hey [In reply to] Can't Post

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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Oct 22 2010, 9:09am

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Yep [In reply to] Can't Post

but I did it by PM WinkLaugh

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bookgirl13
Lorien


Oct 22 2010, 9:10am

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Richard Armitags too young? [In reply to] Can't Post

He is too young according to the book, although he is not the oldest of the dwarves. Elijah Wood was too young for Frodo, as in the book he's meant to be the oldest of the four hobbits. But the casting made some sense, in that the innocence of the hobbits in the wide world was emphasised by Elijah's youth.

So for Thorin, they need someone who can physically look the exiled King under the Mountain, amongst the other dwarves. Richard Armitage can bring that aspect to the fore. And perhaps PJ decided that, as their main cast was dwarvish, the prosthetics that Gimli wore were too all-encompassing to enable all the dwarves to be distinguished easily. So hopefully we will still recognize him even when in full makeup.

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Valinor


Oct 22 2010, 9:11am

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No [In reply to] Can't Post

You're the first one, save Kelvarhin, who did it in private. Guess we're all a bit preoccupied right now Wink

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Oct 22 2010, 9:18am

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I can see deej and many others [In reply to] Can't Post

   

happy-dancing all over the place with the Freeman news!

FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY we've got NAMES AND BODIES AND PEOPLE!!! WOOHOOO!!!!!!!!

I'm so worn out from riding this roller-coaster ride over the past week that I could only clear about an EIGHT FOOT LEAP OF JOY!!!! *squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee*

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Shagrat
Gondor

Oct 22 2010, 9:21am

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Is anyone else distinctly underwhelmed? [In reply to] Can't Post

I expected Brian Cox, James Cosmo and Jack Thompson as Dwarves - rugged, stocky older men - not young, well-built actors - who for that matter aren't very good.

I'd love to place blind trust in Jackson, but this is deeply concerning, I think he's got this completely wrong.


Huan71
Lorien

Oct 22 2010, 9:47am

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Wow... [In reply to] Can't Post


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I expected Brian Cox, James Cosmo and Jack Thompson as Dwarves - rugged, stocky older men - not young, well-built actors - who for that matter aren't very good.

...Not very good actors? A tad harsh, surely? The ones i'm familiar with are generally reckoned to be pretty talented guy's ! As for the 'look'...well, i know what you mean. But i'll reserve judgement until after i see the makeup and prosthetics added.


Pipe Dream
Gondor


Oct 22 2010, 10:04am

Post #144 of 279 (1793 views)
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We can't know that until we see them in character in the films. [In reply to] Can't Post


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I expected Brian Cox, James Cosmo and Jack Thompson as Dwarves - rugged, stocky older men - not young, well-built actors - who for that matter aren't very good.

I'd love to place blind trust in Jackson, but this is deeply concerning, I think he's got this completely wrong.


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maut
Rivendell


Oct 22 2010, 10:05am

Post #145 of 279 (2041 views)
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Wow! [In reply to] Can't Post

Pretty good casting! Martin Freeman! Yes! I Like him in Sherlock and I think he's right choice. Other names are still unknown for me.

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Anteor
Bree

Oct 22 2010, 10:15am

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"rounding out the company of dwarves" [In reply to] Can't Post

Does it worry anyone else that there were not thriteen names there for the dwarves? Are we therefore to assume some have been excised?

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belba
The Shire

Oct 22 2010, 10:28am

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happy [In reply to] Can't Post

Laughwell im rarther happy i like a lot of the casting and think it will be a good cast.
on a personal basis i love the casting of kili and fili actors as i think they will look the part.Sly


Daisy Gold
The Shire

Oct 22 2010, 10:34am

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Happy days [In reply to] Can't Post

I am so overjoyed that Martin Freeman will be Bilbo. He certainly has that Hobbit look. I love his portrayal of Dr. John Watson in Sherlock. I feel he will make an excellent hobbit adventurer.
Richard Armitage is an interesting choice as a dwarf. I have seen him in the TV version of Robin Hood. He gave a strong villainous performance as Guy of Gisborne. He has a romantic look about him too which I would like to see in Thorin.
I DO hope the dwarfs don’t all end up looking like Gimlis or Snowwhite’s seven friends.



maut
Rivendell


Oct 22 2010, 10:38am

Post #149 of 279 (1686 views)
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I do not see the reason [In reply to] Can't Post

to worry. It is said that it is the cast fo several important dwarves, and casting still has not ended. So I think we'll have Balin, Bifur et al.

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RaoulJ
Rivendell


Oct 22 2010, 10:38am

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Does anybody know where Kangi Ska is? [In reply to] Can't Post

I miss his posts... Maybe I'm overseeing them, but I'd like to see what his opinion is of these actors. :)

Some sour to the sweet. Wink Just joking, but I liked the selfnamed 'Cynic of the boards'.

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