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Elven
Valinor


Jun 30 2008, 4:28pm

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Latest Media Speculation - Doug Jones to play an Elvish King in the Hobbit ... Can't Post

From the MTV news Blog
http://moviesblog.mtv.com/...role-for-the-hobbit/



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And we wouldn’t dare go against any of these desires. Except, well, there’s one tiny thing more Doug Jones also wants you to know:
“There’s been lots of speculation. I wouldn’t want to ruin anything. Guillermo creates things with me in mind and he’s got a better image of what I can do than I do,” the man otherwise known as the Silver Surfer and Abe Sapien told MTV News, a wicked and knowing smile across his face. “However, there might be an elf king, father of Legolas kind of character that I would love.”



So 'What Say You' - what do you think?

Cheers Elven x


Were off to Hobbiton finally!

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Voorhas
Lorien


Jun 30 2008, 4:35pm

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...that it'd be great. Put that man to work!

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Compa_Mighty
Tol Eressea


Jun 30 2008, 5:01pm

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I say yes! [In reply to] Can't Post

He's tall and lean, adequate for en Elf, but has that edge in his gaze that would make him a perfect not so kind Thranduil. And he does look old enough to be Orlando's father. (He's 17 years older) And much to my liking, he's exactly the same age as Hugo Weaving, which seems pretty nice... for obvious Elven reasons.Laugh

Here's to Del Toro becoming the Irvin Kershner of Middle Earth!

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(This post was edited by Compa_Mighty on Jun 30 2008, 5:02pm)


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Jun 30 2008, 5:10pm

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Yes! [In reply to] Can't Post

I've said before, they'd be crazy not to cast such a tall, graceful man as an elf! Thranduil is a perfect role for him, imo.



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Elven
Valinor


Jun 30 2008, 5:17pm

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and I'd say ... [In reply to] Can't Post

with the right prosthetics, they could make him up look exactly like King Thranduil Wink




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Cheers Elven


Were off to Hobbiton finally!

Tolkien was a Capricorn!!
Russell Crowe for Beorn!!



Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor

Jun 30 2008, 6:41pm

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If you like your Elven kings Ezpeleta-ish, of course. *power puke* // [In reply to] Can't Post



mwirkk
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Jun 30 2008, 8:43pm

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Taking a page from his mentor? [In reply to] Can't Post

Is DJ repeating the same faux pas as GdT once had by spilling the beans too early if already discussed, or inciting speculation if not? I hope not.

Personally, I would be okay with DJ as the Silvan king, eventhough I'm still sticking with Bowie as my #1 choice. I suppose the audience won't care that much whether or not there is a familial resemblance between whomever gets the part and OB - they'll accept it so long as the product is good.

I wonder which and how many roles Guillermo is thinking about for Doug? We could have Thranduil by Doug Jones, Beorn by Doug Jones, Gwaihir by Doug Jones, Smaug by Doug Jones, Goblin King by Doug Jones, Spiders (all) by Doug Jones, in a film by Doug Jo--- (oops! sorry). ;P

Speaking of elves and what is or is not "right" for portraying them, does anyone think they'll bother to make any distinctions about the differences between the elvish clans in Middle-earth?

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-mwirkk :)


StillCrazy
Bree


Jun 30 2008, 8:50pm

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I like Doug Jones [In reply to] Can't Post

But they would need a lot to cover up the 'ginger' to make him look like an elf. None-the-less it could be done.

My first choice would be Daniel Day Lewis, but his track record for turning down LoTR parts is pretty well documented.
My second choice would be Ralph Fiennes or his brother Joseph

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Eruwestial37
Rohan

Jun 30 2008, 9:04pm

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I like Doug Jones for Thranduil [In reply to] Can't Post

I really hope he plays him and a few other roles in TH and F2.

Since PJ made such a distinction among Moria Orcs, Mordor Orcs and Uruk-hai, I don't expect that they'll forget that Sylvan, Sindar and Noldor Elves are quite different from one another.

I do hope that Ngila Dickson returns as costume designer. I'd love to see her take on Thranduil!

Eruwestial


leo
Rohan


Jun 30 2008, 10:04pm

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I've said it before, and I'll suggest it again... [In reply to] Can't Post

... he should play all the Mirkwood Elves! ;-) Kinda like Hugo Weaving was hundreds of Mr. Smiths...

Okay I am getting a tadbit carried away now...

It's nice of Doug to let us know which part he would want to play though! But I don't think Thranduil will need that much makeup. Unless of course GDT intends to make them blue as well, like Rankin and Bass...


ArathornJax
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Jul 1 2008, 2:07am

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Bring it on! [In reply to] Can't Post

Looks likes Orlando's I mean Legolas' dad.

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Glaurung63
Lorien

Jul 1 2008, 2:20am

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Wood elf v. High elf [In reply to] Can't Post

I think this actor could play a great elf, and that leads into a subject another post brought up....will we see, in character or societal development, the difference between wood elves and high elves....being sindar and noldar (if I have that correct in spelling and telling, it's late). Although Legolas was 'from the woodland realm' in LOTR, it was not elaborated on due to the focus of the story....but now.....this difference is something I have not thought of yet in my excitement about The Hobbit, but there are differences between the houses of elf lords....hmmmmm...this will get interesting....another chance for cinematic greatness!


Elven
Valinor


Jul 1 2008, 3:57am

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LOL!! .. [In reply to] Can't Post

Twas a bit of mischief Wink to stir the leaves of Mirkwood. *wipes off puke from ceiling* - and as for using Ezpeleta in the title ...*hands EoPW cleaning cloth* Wink


I actually think Doug Jones would make a perfect King Thranduil - he almost seems kin to Elrond.

If this speculation be anywhere near true - I'd be a happy Elve myself Smile

Cheers Elven


Were off to Hobbiton finally!

Tolkien was a Capricorn!!
Russell Crowe for Beorn!!



Jettorex
Lorien


Jul 1 2008, 12:52pm

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As I said in a previous post ... [In reply to] Can't Post

...before he dropped his obvious "hint" :

"He will be Thranduil probably and also maybe Beorn, Goblin king or Troll."



And I think he is absolutely perfect for the part.

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sauronthewhite
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Jul 1 2008, 1:47pm

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Jones as Thranduil [In reply to] Can't Post

When I think of Jones, all of his wonderul acting jobs as various creatures comes to mind. Thranduil is not that type of role. It will require the skills of a trained thespian who is more along the lines of an Ian McKellan rather than somebody who will endure hours of make-up. Does Doug Jones have that kind of acting ability?


(This post was edited by sauronthewhite on Jul 1 2008, 1:49pm)


deej
Tol Eressea


Jul 1 2008, 2:06pm

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Well, he does look Elvish [In reply to] Can't Post

And it would be nice (read: less distracting) to see a not-so-famous face in the role. I say sure!


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Marionette
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Jul 1 2008, 2:56pm

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Doug? XD [In reply to] Can't Post

No, sorry. I don´t like the idea. I mean, he can be OK, but there are better choices, for sure.
For me he´s not a better choice than Jason Isaacs or David Bowie for Thranduil...
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luvgabe
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Jul 1 2008, 3:02pm

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Looks the part [In reply to] Can't Post

Well, Doug Jones fits the physical description of elves. Not being a fan of del Toro, even though I've seen Hellboy & Pan's Labyrinth, I just don't know that much about Jones, especially his acting skills.

Regardless, I too prefer a relative unknown to be cast, despite Ralph Fiennes being the right physical & acting fit. He will remind me too much of Voldemort. Tolkien's Middle-earth & Rowling's wizard world should remain apart & distinct.


StillCrazy
Bree


Jul 1 2008, 3:05pm

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Is and always will be the Goblin King, he should be cast in that part. Wink I'd think it would be funny Crazy

Is Doug playing the part of Lego's dad set in stone? Or just wishful want on his part? I know GDT likes the actor, but have the scripts even been written yet?

I just ask this because I would hate to keep jumping the gun for the next few years on everything. Even so, it sure is funAngelic

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Peredhil lover
Valinor

Jul 1 2008, 3:51pm

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So far everything is only speculation [In reply to] Can't Post

They will not start casting in earnest before they have a script and know exactly what they want to do - and the script doesn't exist now, either, because PJ amd GDT have to first finish their other projects. They said they might have news for us as a Christmas gift - so you will have to wait and simply have fun with all these rumours.

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Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor

Jul 1 2008, 3:51pm

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Oh, he looks more goblin than elven, alright! [In reply to] Can't Post

If he plays the Great Goblin I'll be fine, but if I smell him anywhere near the role of the Elvenking.....*polishes Dernhelm gear* ;)


deej
Tol Eressea


Jul 1 2008, 5:12pm

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My dream choice would be Jason Issacs (Lucius Malfoy) [In reply to] Can't Post

Except that...well, he was Lucius Malfoy and would look too similiar! Otherwise, perfect.


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StillCrazy
Bree


Jul 1 2008, 7:38pm

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Except that...well, he was Lucius Malfoy and would look too similiar! Otherwise, perfect.



When I first saw Lucius Malfoy my first thought was, well there is Legolas' father.

I personally would love to see Daniel Day Lewis do the part. And yeah well he can act. But again that's just a pipe dream. I think he would have made an excellent Aragorn, nothing against Viggo who did a great job too. That said, Doug will do a good job as well as Thranduil, I liked him as the Silver Surfer, which was about the only think I liked about that movie.

All the worlds a stage.


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Jul 1 2008, 8:10pm

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Yes! Yes! Yes! [In reply to] Can't Post

This is who I wanted all along! The moment I laid eyes on him, I knew that he was exactly how I pictured King Thranduil.

And when I found out that he has a background in dance, and horror as well, I thought, "All the better!" Because there is a slightly horrific edge to the Mirkwood Elves. They are "wild", they have grown accustomed to living in Mirkwood of all places, and there ought to be something just a wee bit frightening and unpredictable about them.

But even more, Doug Jones fits with several dreams that I have had, about King Thranduil dancing in the dark, up the trunk of a tree and out onto a bough and down again, very beautiful in an almost frightening way. The first time was a dream-party; friends I never met face-to-face wanted some way to celebrate my birthday with me, so we agreed to attempt to meet in dreams; since my birthday is just two days away from Hallowe'en, we decided to envision the meeting in Mirkwood. That was interesting enough, to actually succeed in dreaming there, though within expectations.

But then the second time, I was no longer in touch with those friends. I went to bed on my birthday with no particular dream-incubation in mind, and began to dream something rather ordinary, when suddenly I found King Thranduil's face way too close in front of me! Grinning in a menacing way, he said, "You forgot! You have an appointment in Mirkwood tonight!" And suddenly there I was, with the dancing going on around me, up and over and down, and a feast before me (I can still taste the black walnuts) and much more wine than I would drink in waking life.

As for David Bowie, twenty, maybe even ten years ago he could have pulled it off. Not now, though. He looks too mortal. Ah well--he made a fabulous Goblin King in "Labyrinth"--it seemed as though he had spent his entire life training for that role. That's good enough for one lifetime.

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(This post was edited by Dreamdeer on Jul 1 2008, 8:15pm)


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Jul 1 2008, 8:19pm

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Bard [In reply to] Can't Post

One of the Fiennes brothers might make an excellent Bard, if they beefed up the part to accommodate such a talent. But it might be better to give it to some worthy unknown as a breakthrough role. Remember how many breakthroughs the LotR movies sparked off, after all.

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