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TORN EXCLUSIVE: Cate Blanchett, Ken Stott, Sylvester McCoy, Mikael Persbrandt join cast of Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’
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Lorien


Dec 7 2010, 11:58pm

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Line up a casting list and all weariness shall fall from me! [In reply to] Can't Post

I feel so *alive* to be hearing major casting announcements again! After all this time.

Its finally happening. Time to get things done.


I imagine the only roles not really cast yet are the talking animals (Wargs, Eagles, Spiders, Smaug the Dragon), the Trolls, the Orcs, Elves of Mirkwood including King Thranduil, and of course, everyone from Lake-town including Bard.

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Kangi Ska
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Dec 7 2010, 11:59pm

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Do not worry. Gandalf is back.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Kangi Ska
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Dec 8 2010, 12:01am

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They are succeeding at keeping everyone's attention.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Frodosfriend
Rivendell

Dec 8 2010, 12:02am

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Drogo Baggins eh? [In reply to] Can't Post

First I hear about a hobbit Mayor now Frodo's parent. PJ is going all out for these movies, good man.


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Dec 8 2010, 12:05am

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I think they should recast Saruman [In reply to] Can't Post

so that he can have a more active role in the Dol Guldur events. It would be wise.

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Lorien

Dec 8 2010, 12:22am

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Mayor [In reply to] Can't Post

i just want to say i have no enthusiasm for the idea of "Hobbit Mayor" as a character. What's the point? If we're talking about Mayor of Michel Delving, which one? The office (and the unnamed hobbit who may have held it) play no part in the story. I'd rather see the Thrain or some such...are folks suggesting we'll be seeing some sort of fast forward to Will Whitfoot or Tom Cotton...without The Scouring being part of the film story, i don't care a wit for using a second of THE HOBBIT's running time to tag them.

I don't even know if this 'Mayor' idea is coming from a reliable source.


Mortimus
Bree

Dec 8 2010, 12:23am

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Ken Stott - inspired casting for Balin! [In reply to] Can't Post

I had no idea he was in the running, and hadn't for a second imagined him as Balin, but I think he's a wonderful choice. I've enjoyed watching him since first seeing him (I think) in Shallow Grave, and he's had equally gruff, meaty and touching roles before and since then. If he uses his natural accent then his voice will be ideal, having a natural Scots burr, and his eyes are wonderfully expressive. This is the casting I'm most excited about, though it's great also to see Blanchett and Brophy return, and as a DW fan I couldn't say no to Sylvester McCoy either!

And speaking of Doctor Who - for anyone mouring the lack of David Tennant in this line-up, you can at least watch him alongside Ken Stott in Takin' Over the Asylum :)


Compa_Mighty
Tol Eressea


Dec 8 2010, 12:24am

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Sorry, I'm sure it's been brought up... but Drogo? Really? [In reply to] Can't Post

Too many non-book roles... makes you wonder! Other than that... I'm happy to know more about this. A Radagast action figure sounds appealing! Wink

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Patty
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Dec 8 2010, 12:30am

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The casting of Drogo is great news to me... [In reply to] Can't Post

as I think this is most likely the last Middle-earth movie to be made for many years, so I want to see all that occurred in that world. I don't care to see any made-up stuff, but if it happened I don't mind seeing it stuck in these movies as opposed to just something that was only mentioned in passing in one or the other of the books. I know sometimes stuff has to change (i.e.Glorfindel/Arwen), but as long as that's kept to a minimum I'd like to see whatever true Middle-earth stuff they can fit in these two movies.

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Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Dec 8 2010, 12:36am

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I have to trust Peter on this one. [In reply to] Can't Post

He must see something that he has in mind. There is also makeup. Thorin is the oldest of the Dwarves.

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(This post was edited by Kangi Ska on Dec 8 2010, 12:39am)


Frodosfriend
Rivendell

Dec 8 2010, 12:40am

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I agree [In reply to] Can't Post

The more Middle Earth the better.


Patty
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Dec 8 2010, 12:48am

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I agree, Kangi. I am going to have to trust him too, because... [In reply to] Can't Post

I see this as a tremendously lost opportunity to see Armitage as Bard. But we have trusted him this far and he has not led us astray. Aw, I just had to quote Legolas here.

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Hamfast
Rohan


Dec 8 2010, 1:04am

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Indeed Kangi [In reply to] Can't Post

I am very pleased Cate is back, and I know who Jed Brophy is, but other than that, these folks are strangers to me. I also didn't know who Orlando Bloom, Viggo, Dom, Billy, or Elijah were when FOTR was released. Now they are a part of my consciousness, and I often see their faces when I read the book. Not having "big" names ( be they foreign or domestic to me...) gives the movie going public in general, and Tolkien fans in specific, a better chance of enjoying Peter's story telling. I trust Peter even though I won't agree with every decision he makes.


Voronwë_the_Faithful
Valinor

Dec 8 2010, 1:13am

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Thorin clearly is not going to be the oldest of the Dwarves in the films [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't think there is any question that the casting of Armitage signals that they are going to change that detail. It makes no sense to cast a much younger actor than for some of the other dwarves, and then use makeup to make him seem older. Moreover, Jackson flat out stated that they were going to make Thorin a hunky type character to rival Legolas and Aragorn from LOTR.

Whether they can do that and still achieve the gravitas that Thorin needs to bring to the role, I don't know. I have my doubts, but I am still keeping an open mind. But anyone who expects Thorin to be the oldest of the Dwarves is bound to be disappointed, I'm sorry to say.

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JWPlatt
Grey Havens

Dec 8 2010, 2:04am

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Saruman Recast News [In reply to] Can't Post


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JWPlatt: A recast Saruman [as the final casting announcement] would be anticlimatic



Ataahua: If Saruman is recast, my money is on the discussion boards blowing apart.



I was speaking in terms of global press, not in terms of the relatively tiny sample of avids here.


Elentari03
Rivendell

Dec 8 2010, 2:06am

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He did a good job with that role. [In reply to] Can't Post

I am excited to see what he does as a dwarf. Smile


Kyriel
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Dec 8 2010, 2:09am

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Good ol' Jed :-) [In reply to] Can't Post

He had to be in it somewhere, didn't he? And buried under prosthetics as usual. Wink


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Mooseboy018
Grey Havens


Dec 8 2010, 2:31am

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other roles [In reply to] Can't Post

I think he was also the orc that got eaten by the uruk-hai on the edge of Fangorn and possibly the orc with the whip that put Frodo and Sam in the orc army in Mordor. And I think he was the Rohan soldier that found Theodred and possibly a random elf somewhere.


Ataahua
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Dec 8 2010, 2:50am

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Oh, well, in that case you're thoroughly correct. [In reply to] Can't Post

I sometimes forget there's a world outside this computer screen. Laugh

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DiveTwin
Rohan


Dec 8 2010, 2:56am

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Great News! [In reply to] Can't Post

Everyone beat me to it - but happy to get more casting news. And particularly happy about Cate Blanchett. Wonderful to hear. Now ... three big names we need to ensure are back.

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Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Dec 8 2010, 3:34am

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Wonderful to see the cast filling out! [In reply to] Can't Post

They all look very suited to their roles. Actually, the band of Dwarves didn't turn out too badly at all; with the exception of Armitage, Turner, Kazinski, and Brown, they look like Dwarves, (and the other four will add some much-needed variety to the assemblage)...

I always had a feeling Jed would end up as a Dwarf. I actually had my money of Bifur, but close enough! Tongue

Great to have Cate back...so, the "Necromancer/White Council" cast is shaping up as well...Drogo, Radagast and Galadrial so far...

BTW, Balin looks suspiciously like Rowan Atkinson! Smile

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TheGoblinKing
Rohan

Dec 8 2010, 3:41am

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I Think Ian Is A Sure Thing. [In reply to] Can't Post

My guess is that Peter and all the producers figure Ian is an obvious assured casting and maybe doesn't need announcing and Andy Serkis is obviously gonna happen cause he and Peter are buddies.

All thats left is Dain, Bard, Smaugs Voice and The Elf King. If there is a female Elf who helps Bilbo likely be an unknown and not the Girl From Lovely Bones.


Intergalactic Lawman
Rohan

Dec 8 2010, 4:02am

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Still no news on Bard... [In reply to] Can't Post

Boy I hope they go with Fassbender as Bard -he would be perfect!


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Dec 8 2010, 4:07am

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*chuckle* [In reply to] Can't Post

Names don't mean a thing in a nation of immigrants; nearly all American names have their origins somewhere else. Viggo is half and half by heritage, but he was born in the US, and is therefore an American citizen. He spent his childhood in Argentina, and a few young adult years in Denmark, but his teens and most of his adult years living in New York and L.A. He qualifies as American.

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Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else [make something new], may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds. The gems all turn into flowers or flames, and you will be warned that all you had (or knew) was dangerous and potent, not really effectively chained, free and wild; no more yours than they were you."
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Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Dec 8 2010, 4:34am

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A man of the world , if I may say so.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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