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Has Hugo Weaving been confirmed for the Hobbit? IGN report says ...

Elven
Valinor


Nov 13 2008, 6:24pm

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Has Hugo Weaving been confirmed for the Hobbit? IGN report says ... Can't Post

I have been trying for the past 2 hours to get the
http://au.movies.ign.com/...toar3a?download=true
video to play so I can transcribe it ... but it seems to stop around 30 secs for me Mad

Can someone see what is actually being said? and transcribe the Elrond /Hugo part?

I dont remember Hugo Weaving verbally confirming his role as Elrond, though I do remember something regarding Elrond being scripted into the Hobbit - but not 'confirmed' as such.

Critical Mass video (same as IGN) intro says ...
http://criticalmassreviews.blogspot.com/...g-and-jones-for.html


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In the interview below, Guillermo Del Toro talks about the current status of The Hobbit. Still in the writing stage, there's not much to report. But the little snippet of good news is, Ian McKellan, Andy Serkis and Hugo Weaving will be returning as Gandalf, Gollum and Elrond, respectively. As for Del Toro regular, Doug Jones... there's no word on who he'll play, or if he'll be involved in the production at all. But Del Toro just loves this guy's work, so I'm sure he'll find something for the lithe actor to do.


This video still doesnt play past about 30 seconds for me ...Frown

so, is Elrond a confirmed return?

Cheers
Elven Smile


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DiveTwin
Rohan


Nov 13 2008, 7:09pm

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Interesting [In reply to] Can't Post

At the end, Guillermo's exact words are:

"Right now the only ones that we have definitely coming back are the ones that are included in the book - so it's Hugo Weaving, Andy Serkis and Sir Ian McKellen. So other than that the rest are speculation until we finish the pages".

I would think they have not signed them yet (maybe they have?) but it does indicate they've had conversations with those three and there's some understanding and agreement regarding reprisal of their roles. We've seen those statements publicly from both McKellen and Serkis but it would be news if Weaving has agreed to play Elrond again.

"Do not come between the Nazgul and his prey"

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Hellmistress
Lorien


Nov 13 2008, 7:34pm

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It might work here ... [In reply to] Can't Post

Elven, try it here - I've popped it onto Dougie's site (so non-Dougie fans, apologies for pics of Mr. J. strutting his stuff!). Scroll down and you'll find it. See if this version works.

http://www.thedougjonesexperience.com/HB2DVD.htm

G also says that they will be writing until well into the New Year, and then we should start getting some decent news.

Personally, I doubt Guillermo would have said in the media that the actors were returning unless some solid commitments had been made by all three. I hope so.

HM



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Elven
Valinor


Nov 13 2008, 8:06pm

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Thankyou Hellmistress ... but I still cant get past 30 seconds .. [In reply to] Can't Post

and I went to your site and its doing the same thing.
Though I did have a squizzy at Dougs photos from the party! Very nice! he always looks so smart and well turned out Cool

Back to business ... Smile
The clip is 1minute 36 - and its cutting out at 30seconds Frown

Hmmmm ... though this is the 3rd clip Ive accessed which is doing the same thig ... and Im wondering if it is the clip, and not my player ... all the other player content is playing right through ...
ARRGGHH!! Crazy

Thankyou for the link though, it was worth it just to catch up of the new pics!

Cheers
Elven


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Elven
Valinor


Nov 13 2008, 8:14pm

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That sounds like a confirmation to me ... [In reply to] Can't Post

yet Guillermo said he would let us know for sure ...Frown

Otherwise, if its true, its huge news indeed!!
I cant see Guillermo saying it unless there is some truth to it.
He has adamently said they would not say one thing to create expectation, only to debunk the rumour later.
He's a man of his word ..

I guess we just wait then for the official announcement ...

Would be good for it to come now as Hugo is collecting a few more Aussie awards just recently.

Cheers
Elven x


Swishtail.

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

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Quote of The Week: The thing is I always write in the morning, and I know that if I go to the Net I won’t write ... you can start in the most scholarly website and end up at Paris Hilton dot com .. GdT


Lunamoth
Rohan


Nov 13 2008, 8:17pm

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You might have to dump the cache... [In reply to] Can't Post

...maybe restart the browser? It played fine for me; got all the way to the end.


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Elven
Valinor


Nov 13 2008, 8:28pm

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

Blush I did some computer cleaning this morning ... ack ... LOL!!

Thankyou - I'll try and reboot and see what happens ...

Cheers Lunamoth
Elven x


Swishtail.

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

Avatar: Liberace - The other Lord of the Rings.

Quote of The Week: The thing is I always write in the morning, and I know that if I go to the Net I won’t write ... you can start in the most scholarly website and end up at Paris Hilton dot com .. GdT


Sunflower
Valinor

Nov 14 2008, 1:06am

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There can never be such a thing as too much Mr. J. [In reply to] Can't Post

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Thanks for the link HM--I too am having problems however. I think it must just be a very busy link right now!

Yep, sounds like Hugo is in but they'd BETTER have Elrond in the story!:) That to me is a no-brainer like Ian and Andy. As for the other stuff, Guillermo's reasoning is sensible. Better safe than sorry. And even "accidental" casting seems to work well for Tolkien on film!

And speaking of Mr. Jones--keep yr fingers crossed folks, I may actually get to meet him in Boston on Nov. 23--one on one *if* he is not mobbed by a sea of people! And even then just being in the same room with him will be divine...

But I'm praying for a picture and a Doug Hug...wish me luck everybody!

PS sorry I have not been in here much--now I know what "RL" means--FOR REAL--my life has been so crazy, I was even an hour and a half late for a flu shot Monday morningCrazyLaugh


(This post was edited by Sunflower on Nov 14 2008, 1:07am)


Compa_Mighty
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 6:20am

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Just saw the video... [In reply to] Can't Post

And it seemed pretty categorical! He hadn't talked about Hugo at all... I guess that's a confirmation.

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

Essay winner of the Show us your Hobbit Pride Giveway!


simplyaven
Grey Havens


Nov 14 2008, 4:59pm

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I'm so happy!!! And relieved :))) [In reply to] Can't Post

One of my concerns is already goooone!!! Cool Only one left!
I think it will be very difficult for them if they decide to substitute key actors from LOTR - I just don't know how the public will react. I, personally, won't be happy at all. I can understand a younger actor for the Hobbit scenes of Bilbo but as about the rest of the actors.... nnno.

Culinary journey through Middle Earth starting October 15 on the Main board

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 12:43pm

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*big smile spreads* Here We Go! [In reply to] Can't Post

I think all of the former players that have a chance to share in this are just waiting for the phone to ring. RING, for Pete's sake... RING!!! ;)

This is GREAT NEWS! *twitch*




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Eruwestial37
Rohan

Nov 15 2008, 9:21pm

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Gramma, you remind me of [In reply to] Can't Post

Elizabethtown when Orlando's character is talking to his cell phone muttering, "Somebody call me..."
It's a tragicomic image that fits several people right now, I'm thinking!

Eruwestial
Hoping HE gets the call!


Guillermo
Rivendell

Nov 16 2008, 4:35am

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I promise to give you news- [In reply to] Can't Post

-Whatever news I have in the next couple of weeks as we learn them. We have talked about what characters MUST return since they are explicitly demanded by the book and we have talked about which ones would be great to have if accessing the Apendixed material and the many etc everyone know. This affects two things: Who comes back and how we SPLIT the two chapters. There are TWO possible breaks for the story in the reading of the book. Really, just to point where you can break the two films. Thus, by making a choice we may need a certain piece of casting o another. I know it all sound like a riddle but it is not. It is actually pretty clear to me. The Next 3 weeks are intensive "boot camp" weeks for the script in which Peter, Fran, Phil and myself are locked away a minimum of 12 hours a day with the CARDRS, OUTLINES, CHRONOLOGIES etc and finish sweating off the final spinal column of these puppies. Speculate away!!

HUgs

G the Bean Spiller


Sunflower
Valinor

Nov 16 2008, 4:50am

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With pleasure!:) [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for the update Guillermo! I appreciate you taking the time from your (horrendously) busy schedule to fill us in. It's "meat and potatoes" time for the script so you don't want to get led astray! I know things will go smoothly, and best of luck to all!

And we will speculate, as usual, with pleasure..!


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 16 2008, 2:14pm

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*blows whistle* AttennnnnnnnnTION! [In reply to] Can't Post

"boot camp" maneuvers are underway! BRILLIANT! *twitch*

You just can't WAIT to let us in on the fun... can you!? :D I mean, you must have developed your own little *twitch* by now... knowing that you got a mess of people over here just ooozing with palpable excitement about this!

Riddles. Love 'em! In the Dark... yes we are, for now. Two Chapters... Splitting the story... characters and casting. You guys are having WAY too much fun here! Oh, to be a fly on the wall. While y'all are sitting around the room dreaming and weaving your magic, you'd better bet I'm doing my best to mind-meld with the lot of you!

Thank you for tweaking our noses and keeping us as involved as you can right now. I wish you could see the HUGE SMILE on my face!


*hugs back*




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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(This post was edited by grammaboodawg on Nov 16 2008, 2:17pm)


fingolfin_nc
Bree


Nov 16 2008, 7:22pm

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GDT, What GBD said!!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Elven
Valinor


Nov 16 2008, 7:28pm

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3 weeks .. 12 hours a day plus ... [In reply to] Can't Post

sounds like the Hobbit train is picking up speed on the final legs of the journey home to script land ...
WOOT!
and we'll be speculating away ... and one day soon we'll be up to our ears deep in spilt beans Laugh

Cheers
Elven


Swishtail.

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

Avatar: Liberace - The other Lord of the Rings.

Quote of The Week: The thing is I always write in the morning, and I know that if I go to the Net I won’t write ... you can start in the most scholarly website and end up at Paris Hilton dot com .. GdT


leo
Rohan


Nov 17 2008, 9:23am

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You almost make it sound like a bad thing... [In reply to] Can't Post

but hey, if you need a hand... I don't mind locking myself up for three weeks to help you guys out ;-)

 
 

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