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Peter Jackson and New Line Announce 'Hobbit' Casting!!!
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Elladan
Rivendell

Oct 22 2010, 12:51pm

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I think Parker spoke out [In reply to] Can't Post

as a prominant member of NZAE but then I may be getting confused between him and the guy who played Hamling, either way I doubt it will be an issue, PJ and PB already said they it wasnt NZAEs fault that it was a result of the MMAEs involvement so I doubt they would hold a grudge if his part was called for again. TBH I would say it all depends on weather they consider Haldir as a high ranking officer as in the later films or, a border guard as in the books.


bookgirl13
Lorien


Oct 22 2010, 12:57pm

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Too many dwarves? [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm of the opinion that it is necessary for Bilbo to be the fourteenth member of the party on the quest. It was the main reason that Gandalf persuaded a sceptical Thorin to accept a hobbit along. One of the key attributes of Bilbo was his luck and preventing an unlucky number forming the party was an important part of that.

Seeing the casting of the dwarves so far, it is obvious that PJ is not wanting to have a troop of Gimli lookalikes in the roles, as it would be impossible to tell them apart, no matter how many there were of them. I thought I'd read that they are trying to give distinctive characters to all the dwarves, so that they could be differentiated. Several of them have already got distinct personalities in the book, so they just have to build on that. Smile


entmaiden
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Oct 22 2010, 1:15pm

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I'd love to see Fry as [In reply to] Can't Post

Master of Laketown. He would be genius as the overbearing, egotistical Master, and would inject just the right amount of comedy to show that the character is little more than a blowhard without making him into a caricature. Can you just imagine Fry as Master running from the town as Smaug comes roaring down the mountain?

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Alassėa Eruvande
Valinor


Oct 22 2010, 1:15pm

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Same here. [In reply to] Can't Post

It seems a shame he's going to be all covered up in his dwarf prosthetics, too!

And that quote: *swoon* Laugh



And suddenly the Tornadoes saw afar off a greenlight, as it were a cloud with a living heart of flame;
and they knew that this was no vision only, but that PJ had made a new thing: The Hobbit, the Film that Is.


entmaiden
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Oct 22 2010, 1:18pm

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I think Bill Nighy would be excellent [In reply to] Can't Post

The creature Smaug is scary, but remember that the voice is smooth and seductive. Bilbo has to be very careful in talking with Smaug to avoid falling into a trap. Nighy has the perfect voice for Smaug. There are other actors who would do as well, of course, but if Nighy is announced as Smaug I would be very happy.

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NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Oct 22 2010, 1:20pm

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Nice to know that PJ is providing you with new material [In reply to] Can't Post

Now that Mr. Boromir has passed the half-century mark...

Notta


Peredhil lover
Valinor


Oct 22 2010, 1:25pm

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Thank you! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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entmaiden
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Oct 22 2010, 1:28pm

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I couldn't remember if it was you or Patty [In reply to] Can't Post

but when I first heard of Martin Freeman I was in full agreement - he will be a great Bilbo.

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Alassėa Eruvande
Valinor


Oct 22 2010, 1:30pm

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ROWWR!! is right! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm looking forward to all the EI threads in the future! Laugh



And suddenly the Tornadoes saw afar off a greenlight, as it were a cloud with a living heart of flame;
and they knew that this was no vision only, but that PJ had made a new thing: The Hobbit, the Film that Is.


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Valinor


Oct 22 2010, 1:37pm

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Rather doubt it [In reply to] Can't Post

With such a huge cast it seems unlikely to me that they would announce all at once. Start with some names, get the fans all excited, then give them a new one now and then, that keeps them happy, busy and gossiping Wink

Plus, with all the drama about the Hobbit staying or moving offshore I'd think that Peter and his crew do have other problems to solve first and will let the casting rest until the situation with Warner has been cleared up. So don't worry, there's still a lot of time until filming starts and lots of time to announce more actors.



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diedye
Grey Havens


Oct 22 2010, 1:38pm

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HEY! Once a man of Gondor... [In reply to] Can't Post

... always a man of Gondor...

And some things just get better with age... Blush



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flodwyns
Bree


Oct 22 2010, 1:40pm

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

Richard Armitage has a beautiful voice......often described as deep, warm and earthy and he is much sought after for voiceovers, adverts and audiobooks......you can find sound-bites on most of his fan sites. His singing voice is a mellow baritone too.

For his role in Strike Back earlier this year he trained hard with former SAS personnel and has quite a muscular physique. Anything else can be achieved with padding! Wink

I'm a huge fan of his and I think he will be brilliant as Thorin.


Peredhil lover
Valinor


Oct 22 2010, 1:40pm

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Away [In reply to] Can't Post

He said yesterday that he'll be away from his computer for four days.



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deej
Tol Eressea


Oct 22 2010, 1:41pm

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No Bill Bailey? [In reply to] Can't Post

I was really hoping to see his name on the cast list; he'd make a great Dwarf! Perhaps we still will.

But HURRAY! for Martin Freeman as Bilbo, and excited to see Aiden Turner on the list; he may replace Orlando as Hottest Elf. Cool


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RaoulJ
Rivendell


Oct 22 2010, 1:41pm

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Oh thanks... [In reply to] Can't Post

Didn't know that. Do you know why?


deej
Tol Eressea


Oct 22 2010, 1:45pm

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I'm dubbing him Bigwit. [In reply to] Can't Post

Bilbo is great....who is that?!?!

Orlando had better watch out. Heart


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Estel78
Tol Eressea

Oct 22 2010, 1:50pm

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With prosthetics and a beard on? I doubt it. [In reply to] Can't Post


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excited to see Aiden Turner on the list; he may replace Orlando as Hottest Elf. Cool



Peredhil lover
Valinor


Oct 22 2010, 1:51pm

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You're welcome! [In reply to] Can't Post

No, no idea, I just accidentally remembered seeing this post and went googling to be certain it *was* Kangi who said that. That's all I know.



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dernwyn
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Oct 22 2010, 1:52pm

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*gets bottle of bubbly miruvor out of cooler* [In reply to] Can't Post

*pops cork* Congratulations!

My apologies - with so much posting going on, I should be keeping better track of everyone, at this rate half the Board is going to reach Tol Eressea before too long! Laugh


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Peredhil lover
Valinor


Oct 22 2010, 1:58pm

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*raises glass* Cheers! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thank you, Dernie!

No need to apologise, usually I tend to overlook it myself. And at the moment we all have other worries than that Wink

Yeah, it will be quite crowded over there. And the other ones who have already reached the shores of Valinor are immortal by then Laugh



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macfalk
Valinor


Oct 22 2010, 2:02pm

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All this drooling... // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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Empedocles
Rivendell


Oct 22 2010, 2:06pm

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Michael Fassbender [In reply to] Can't Post

I suggested his name almost two years ago after seeing him as "Stelios" in 300. Then he went on to steal every scene he was in, in "Inglorious Basterds", he was awesome in "Centurion" and Oscar-worthy in "Hunger". He is now playing Carl Jung in a David Cronenberg movie, in which Viggo plays Sigmund Freud.

I hope with all my heart he gets cast as Bard, Glorfindel or Thranduil. He's one of the best actors of his generation.

As to Richard Armitage, I also think he's very young but I've never seen him act so I can't really give an opinion on him. Besides, I promised not to judge casting ever again before seeing a movie after hating Chris Nolan for choosing Heath Ledger to play the Joker and PJ for casting a bland-blonde guy, who I had seen in that Sandra Bullock romantic comedy as Aragorn. Obviously, I don't need to say how wrong I was.

Also, just saw a picture of Armitage at Aint it Cool News and I can see something of Thorin in him

Ah, and by the way, Martin Freeman is awesome

Please, give us back Glorfindel!!!

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Eruthurin
Rivendell


Oct 22 2010, 2:09pm

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Totally puzzled too! [In reply to] Can't Post

Yeah Compa... it's so odd...! so many pretty faces for dwarves...!

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The White Lady
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Oct 22 2010, 2:09pm

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Armitage is a Tolkein fan! [In reply to] Can't Post

I found a small mention on one of his fan sites, but the reference link was wrong, so an hour later, after searching through a million other articles, I found it: http://vulpeslibris.wordpress.com/2009/07/08/in-conversation-with-richard-armitage/

It's quite interesting to see how he really reads around his characters, but specifically he read LOTR and TH as a child and says "The Lord of the Rings: the best adventure novel for a 12-year-old boy. A ‘road movie’. I was playing one of the Elves in a school play at the time (researching even back then)."

I think he'll be great as Thorin (never mind that he is total eye candy Heart Wink), but I'm even more convinced now that PJ has seen something about him that will make him perfect.


bookgirl13
Lorien


Oct 22 2010, 2:13pm

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