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Peter Jackson and New Line Announce 'Hobbit' Casting!!!
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Tol Eressea

Oct 22 2010, 2:13pm

Post #201 of 279 (1664 views)
There was a rumor he may be playing 2 roles... [In reply to] Can't Post

not only a Dwarf, but an Elven King as well.


Ethel Duath

Oct 22 2010, 2:16pm

Post #202 of 279 (1757 views)
Now *that* made my day! [In reply to] Can't Post

I grew up with rope swings, and that would have been my dream come true!!

I think he'll do great as *any* dwarf, and from what I can see, I'm going to enjoy watching ol' Bombur very much!

Tol Eressea

Oct 22 2010, 2:19pm

Post #203 of 279 (1695 views)
True - with all his Numenorian blood, he should be good to a least 75... // [In reply to] Can't Post



Oct 22 2010, 2:20pm

Post #204 of 279 (1697 views)
I picked up in this as well [In reply to] Can't Post

I remember reading about his love of Tolkien as well as using Mac computers a while ago. I thought then that he was obviously a man with tremendous taste and talent. PJ has obviously seen the same and it has formed a big part of his casting choices.


Oct 22 2010, 2:27pm

Post #205 of 279 (1745 views)
No, I was the one who wanted Hugh Bonneville. But Freeman was my second choice! [In reply to] Can't Post


However, it's going to take quite a bit for me to get behind the choice of Richard Armitage in that role. I know my advanced age is working against me, but I see much of this casting as skewing younger than I would have thought from reading the book.

I love Bill Nighy, and it would be some kind of "coming home", as he voiced Sam in the wonderful LotR audio dramatization. But I think now I'll be hearing Davey Jones.

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Oct 22 2010, 2:28pm

Post #206 of 279 (1797 views)
His voice is beautiful. [In reply to] Can't Post

But actually, if I may use this word on a family board, I find it SEXY. Not commanding. I would have preferred a deep voice of the tembor of Brian Blessed (although he himself is too old for the role.)

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AlassŽa Eruvande

Oct 22 2010, 2:34pm

Post #207 of 279 (1636 views)
Well, he has mentioned before that he works weird hours. [In reply to] Can't Post

So maybe he's just at work.
I'm interested in his take on these actors, too!

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.

Lord Maegmoth
The Shire

Oct 22 2010, 2:48pm

Post #208 of 279 (1739 views)
Positive News. [In reply to] Can't Post

Something positive to muse about, after all the utter negativity during the past few days.

Martin Freeman as BB was to be expected, so no surprises there as far as that casting choice would be concerned. Look forward to seeing how he shall tackle the role, in light of his rather intriguing depiction of Dr. Watson.

I find the casting of Richard Armitage as Thorin to be utterly inspiring. As many on these forums had postulated whenever his name was mentioned, I would have pencilled him in as Bard as far as a role in the Hobbit would be concerned, therefore this would be completely unexpected, but in a positive sense. As an actor, I regard him as extremely capable, and would very much be anticipating his depiction of the venerable Dwarf.

What, no Bill Bailey as Gloin? Oh well, perhaps he shall portray one of the trolls.

I would be familiar with Aidan Turner through Desperate Romantics, but little else; but based upon his portrayal of Rossetti, he appears to possess the necessary abilities in the acting department to assuage any dollop of scepticism I might have.

Never really heard of any of the other chaps, not even slightly familiar with them. Similar scenario to LOTR, really.

Kudos Sir PJ (and GDT).

(This post was edited by Lord Maegmoth on Oct 22 2010, 2:52pm)


Oct 22 2010, 3:06pm

Post #209 of 279 (1680 views)
lol... fantastic! // [In reply to] Can't Post


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Oct 22 2010, 3:10pm

Post #210 of 279 (1636 views)
I think he works for the public school system here [In reply to] Can't Post

and all of Minnesota's teachers have the last few days of this week off for a professional conference.

Since the kids are out of school, lots of families take a long weekend and travel. Public school employees do the same. Apparently this is a larger travel day for Minnesota than Thanksgiving and Christmas.

My guess is, this is what KS has done.

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Oct 22 2010, 3:13pm

Post #211 of 279 (1659 views)
Inofficial movie poster [In reply to] Can't Post

Hello everyone,
just wanted to share with you my personal take on a movie poster for "The Hobbit". It is still early WIP, so don't get that excited!


I wondered how Armitage could possibly look like as Thorin. Now I get an idea of it.. ;)

Best wishes,

(This post was edited by Zherkezhi on Oct 22 2010, 3:14pm)


Oct 22 2010, 3:42pm

Post #212 of 279 (1650 views)
My gut is telling me the same thing [In reply to] Can't Post

I was not expecting to see such young, thin faces.

I do hope they can pull it off. However, I will keep an open mind...

Tol Eressea

Oct 22 2010, 3:45pm

Post #213 of 279 (1676 views)
No American actors? [In reply to] Can't Post

While I think that Tolkien's work is very British and I would not be happy with an American filming location or an all-American cast & crew, I think one of two Americans amongst the cast wouldn't do too much harm. Remember Viggo? That worked out pretty well.

I want Ron Perlman for Beorn. He's an unusual choice (the sort of actor that pops into your mind for the role immediately is more like Brian Blessed), but I think he would also be a great fit and give a very memorable performance.


Oct 22 2010, 3:48pm

Post #214 of 279 (1581 views)
The lucky number [In reply to] Can't Post

One of the main reasons that Bilbo became part of the company of dwarves because he was the 14th member.

Bilbo can't become the lucky number if there are fewer than 13 dwarves.

Tol Eressea

Oct 22 2010, 3:56pm

Post #215 of 279 (1582 views)
Usually that kind of tactic is used with known actors.// [In reply to] Can't Post


"Question everything, embrace the bad, and hold on to the good."


Oct 22 2010, 4:00pm

Post #216 of 279 (1591 views)
Incredibly exciting news!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

I nearly screamed when I read the announcements last night!

Martin Freeman as Bilbo is an absolute dream come trueSlylike many of you here, he was the first one that popped into my head when The Hobbit was announced!! I love that he was the favorite amongst us fans and here he is as Bilbo finally! I am so happy!

As for Armitage..

I know he was a perfect choice for Bard. But think about it this way. Perhaps Peter listened to us and brought him in for Bard. Perhaps in his audition he blew Peter and co. away and they saw how amazing he would be for Thorin instead! I am very happy about this choice because I can just imagine what it means for Thorin! Yes, someone older might have been nice, but it's comforting to me to think of this scenario in which he was just too perfect for Thorin to be cast as anything else!!

The rest are amazing tooSmilelargely unknown to me, yet I love the looks and trust Peter's decisions! He hasn't been wrong for me before, and I am very hopeful that he won't this time with such an important and wonderful movie with a lot at stake!

Can't wait for more and more announcements, then pictures, then videos, then teasers, and trailers, and the movie!!Shocked


Oct 22 2010, 4:00pm

Post #217 of 279 (1565 views)
I was thinking the same [In reply to] Can't Post

I think Bill Nighy - I think Davy Jones and tenticles. Wink

Tol Eressea

Oct 22 2010, 4:07pm

Post #218 of 279 (1573 views)
Still rooting for Tom Waits as one of the Dwarves... [In reply to] Can't Post

Here's a sample of the voice. He is a musician/actor for those who don't.

Just think he would inject a dry sense of humor and has a really unique voice.


"Question everything, embrace the bad, and hold on to the good."

(This post was edited by Owain on Oct 22 2010, 4:08pm)


Oct 22 2010, 4:24pm

Post #219 of 279 (1577 views)
Why does everyone want [In reply to] Can't Post

"old" is it because of the beards? It just seems everyone wants short stocky 40-50 somethings, lets face it there are a finite number of actors who meet those criteria and they would then all look the same. I cant help thinking that the image of dwarf is so ingrained into our minds as short stocky and with a massive beard that we would end up with Bilbo and a small army of clones if we were to get what we expected.

Secondly the dwarves arent old, thier ages range from what I percieve as mid 20s (Kili and Fili) to late 50s (Dwalin) with most of the others some where in between. Also once behind a beard there wont be much left to show thier actual age.


Oct 22 2010, 4:35pm

Post #220 of 279 (1572 views)
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM [In reply to] Can't Post

I hope this guy can pull it off!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shal be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.


Oct 22 2010, 4:49pm

Post #221 of 279 (1590 views)
Prosthetics, appliances, costumes -- ACTING... [In reply to] Can't Post

...Can do wonders.

Brett Beatty (who was Rhys-Davies' Gimli scale-double) was quite young, and athletically built. When in costume -- thanks to all the craftspeople that helped shape his character's look -- he looked exactly like the big Gimli.

And, of course, the actor's performance can so change their look, to be shockingly incongruous with how they look in real-life. IMDb headshots are deceiving.


Oct 22 2010, 4:52pm

Post #222 of 279 (1745 views)
A lot of drooling around here for the "hot" male actors I see... // [In reply to] Can't Post


The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.


Oct 22 2010, 5:00pm

Post #223 of 279 (1576 views)
anyone else think [In reply to] Can't Post

Alan Rickman would make a good Smaug?


Oct 22 2010, 5:07pm

Post #224 of 279 (1567 views)
Casting news! Yay! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm very very happy with Martin Freeman as Bilbo. Don't know any of the others so I can't really say anything about them, but looking up Richard Armitage, casting him as Thorin seems like casting Stuart Townsend as Aragorn to me.
Meanwhile I'm still hoping Brian Blessed gets at least some role in the films.


Oct 22 2010, 5:19pm

Post #225 of 279 (1578 views)
So apparently I think dwarves are hot [In reply to] Can't Post

I saw some vids of Richard Armitage from Robin Hood and yes he is gonna be a perfect Thorin, PERFECT
I'll be in my bunk.


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