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KEY ROLES FILLED BY STUART TOWNSEND, SAIORSE RONAN FOR THE HOBBIT
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nobofthepony
Lorien


Apr 1 2011, 2:11pm

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no shame in being got... [In reply to] Can't Post

I still remember the april fools day in 2003 when they announced ROTK would be delayed 6 extra months. I was depressed all day. Then I figured it out like 3 days later...they never got me again!


Owlyross
Rohan


Apr 1 2011, 2:16pm

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True, but [In reply to] Can't Post

He'd publicly stated how upset he was about being removed from LOTR, so it seems pretty insensitive.

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Bombadil
Half-elven

Apr 1 2011, 2:18pm

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

Opps! maybe I am an Old Fool (of a Took)...I was Yeah! Thumbs UP, then I came here and realized there IS someone who is really Sneaky at TORn...That's okay, since a "Sneaky, Old Fool", should maybe be my nickname. xoxoxOldBombadil


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Apr 1 2011, 2:24pm

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Pranks by their very nature are cruel. [In reply to] Can't Post

I personally could care about Stewart Townsend's removal from LotR. I am certain that Peter had good reasons and Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr. certainly enhanced the cast.

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Magpie
Immortal


Apr 1 2011, 2:25pm

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well, it wouldn't be a TORn April Fools prank ... [In reply to] Can't Post

... if it didn't offend at least a third of the people reading it. They seem to hit that mark pretty consistently.


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Crunchable Birdses
Rohan


Apr 1 2011, 2:34pm

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A very cruel prank [In reply to] Can't Post

I can't imagine what it must have been like for Mr. Townsend when he was sacked through no fault of his own.

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Lausus
Bree


Apr 1 2011, 2:47pm

Post #32 of 129 (738 views)
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Same here [In reply to] Can't Post

It was after they announced RotK would be delayed that I never forgot what holiday April 1st was. Now I always come to TORN looking for a joke on April Fool's Day.


glorinfidell
Bree


Apr 1 2011, 2:54pm

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I totaly agree. [In reply to] Can't Post

When I first read the headline is was like, Cool! more cast news. Then i read the acticle. OH NO!! Then i hit the discuss link and started reading the comments. Yeah its april fools. thats a relief. i was worried for a bit. Blush


glorinfidell
Bree


Apr 1 2011, 3:00pm

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Has anyone noticedt hat they changed everyones titles? [In reply to] Can't Post

Instead of being The Shire, Gondor, Bree, Half-Elven, etc. Its now stuff like, Gollums Pool. the Misty Mtns, LakeTtown. Dale. Whats up with that?


duats
Grey Havens

Apr 1 2011, 3:02pm

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I admit [In reply to] Can't Post

I LOL'ed.


SMB_BOOKS
The Shire

Apr 1 2011, 3:06pm

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Yikes [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm not a long-time member of TORN, so this one caught me by surprise.

If this really is April Fool's, I gotta admit - for me, it's an awkward choice at best on the subject matter.

The only details I have about the Aragorn switch for LOTR are PJ's comments from the behind the scenes extras on the extended edition DVDs. So, I don't know exactly what happened. And trust me, I'm thrilled that Viggo ended up with the role - I cannot imagine anyone else in that role - his commitment and investment into the process was/is outstanding, as was his performance.

BUT, it just seems in poor taste to throw this out there publicly and then have it be April Fool's. It's clearly a sensitive topic for folks, and I wouls assume especially for Mr. Townsend.

And, if it's a double fake-out - uh, okay, but still think another topic would have sufficed for an April Fool's.


Ruijor
Rohan


Apr 1 2011, 3:07pm

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Yes, I admit, I got pranked for a minute there... [In reply to] Can't Post

If I must be upset by this prank it´s mostly because I could really need to her some real casting announcements by now! Unsure


Bombadil
Half-elven

Apr 1 2011, 3:08pm

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Want answers...Now I'm in Gollum's Forbidden Pool? [In reply to] Can't Post

Is this sum-sorta April's FOOL's Joe.....KKK? I was Happy in Bree, even though I never assigned myself there? What HAVE you Webmaster's been doing? Sneakin' around
with your Precious HTML?

Thanks...IHeartyouzz all.. xoxoxOldBombadil


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Apr 1 2011, 3:08pm

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Well there is a thread on feedback about it [In reply to] Can't Post

I cant think why the titles may have changed today Unimpressed


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RosieLass
Valinor


Apr 1 2011, 3:19pm

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My understanding is that it was "creative differences." [In reply to] Can't Post

Maybe that counts as "through no fault of his own," but it happens in the acting industry all time. An actor wouldn't last long if he couldn't cope with it happening to him.



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glorinfidell
Bree


Apr 1 2011, 3:28pm

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Ok. i guess it was pretty obvious why they changed the titles. [In reply to] Can't Post

I like the the last homely home better then the Shire. Better food, houses that are above ground, and lots of happy elves.Smile


Mithrandír
Lorien


Apr 1 2011, 3:43pm

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Townsend [In reply to] Can't Post

would be a really poor choice, too "pretty". that said, A-fool..

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diedye
Grey Havens


Apr 1 2011, 3:49pm

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That is just evil.... [In reply to] Can't Post

I love it! Cool



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Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Apr 1 2011, 4:07pm

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It's been 10 years [In reply to] Can't Post

I would hope that he would have gotten over it by now.

Goodness knows I've forgiven people who offended, even hurt me 10 years ago.

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sauget.diblosio
Tol Eressea

Apr 1 2011, 4:18pm

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on the stuart townsend sensetivity... [In reply to] Can't Post

man, wasn't that like, over a decade ago? and would he ever even see this?

it's just a joke-- some people need to lighten up.


Tim
Tol Eressea


Apr 1 2011, 4:20pm

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I fell for it. Good job! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Pipe Dream
Gondor


Apr 1 2011, 4:22pm

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COOL! [In reply to] Can't Post

I like the switch to The Hobbit for the number of post subtitle headings!

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Symbelmine
Rohan


Apr 1 2011, 4:33pm

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soon it won't be joke [In reply to] Can't Post

Now it's April fools joke but soon it will be true that Itaril is going to be in the movie.


Brandybuckled
Lorien


Apr 1 2011, 4:54pm

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Agreed [In reply to] Can't Post


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To play this sort of April fool 'joke' reflecting on individual actor's careers (both of them) without their express permission would be more than poor taste to me. In fact unnecessarily disrespectful and damaging - especially dragging up the casting problem again with Stuart T.


Surely there must be better material for a funny practical joke?

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Patty
Immortal


Apr 1 2011, 5:03pm

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Yeah. I heard that it was kind of that he wasn't in essence a "team player" [In reply to] Can't Post

and you know how PJ was trying to get folks that "got along" for that long of a shoot.

But it was a decade ago, as has been said-- I may be misremembering. But I don't think so.

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