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A summary of 'The Hobbit' casting discussion so far
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Pioneer
Rivendell


Jul 3 2009, 1:25am

Post #101 of 383 (27418 views)
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I've only read the first 3 chapters.... [In reply to] Can't Post

Bilbo: Martin Freeman.

If there's a main female elf: Selma Blair.

Trolls/dwarves: Jack Black, Alfred Molina & Bernard Hill.


Fool of a Took
Bree


Jul 3 2009, 6:21pm

Post #102 of 383 (27530 views)
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who's the guy to the left of Danny in the pic you posted? [In reply to] Can't Post

....he looks like a potential Bilbo as well, perhaps...

"Despair, or folly?" said Gandalf. "It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt."

"This is the hour of the Shire-folk, when they arise from their quiet fields to shake the towers and counsels of the Great."

http://hobbitmeals.wordpress.com


Eruthurin
Rivendell


Jul 4 2009, 1:16pm

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An opportunity for Richard???? [In reply to] Can't Post

Hey!.... I just heard about the cancellation of Robin Hood!....
Richard is free now to go to New Zealand!....

Richard for Bard!!!!!!....
Richard for Bard!!!!!!....
Richard for Bard!!!!!!....
Richard for Bard!!!!!!....
Richard for Bard!!!!!!....
Richard for Bard!!!!!!....
Richard for Bard!!!!!!....

:: All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you ::
Tapatía Orgullosa de tener al paisano Zapopano en la Tierra Media!.... :D


Eruthurin
Rivendell


Jul 4 2009, 1:19pm

Post #104 of 383 (28863 views)
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Robin Hood Canceled, Richard's Time! Richard for Bard! [In reply to] Can't Post

Hey just heard about this and my first thought was: "Hey, he is free now to be Bard!!!!"...
Let's make a campaign!!!!!!.....

:: All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you ::
Tapatía Orgullosa de tener al paisano Zapopano en la Tierra Media!.... :D


Eruthurin
Rivendell


Jul 4 2009, 1:23pm

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Hey, what about Ben?.... [In reply to] Can't Post

Agree with you Lorethiel....
besides, watching this picture with Ben Foster, I would think on him too....
he's note the big star, but he is a good actor though.... I've seen some of his performances and liked him alot!....

:: All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you ::
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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Jul 7 2009, 9:24pm

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Paving the [In reply to] Can't Post

way for a proper Robin Hood (Scott's), no more.


Lalaithiel
Registered User

Jul 9 2009, 11:53am

Post #107 of 383 (28072 views)
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Richard Armitage for Bard and Keith Allen for Goblin King! [In reply to] Can't Post


In Reply To
...Richard Armitage is all man. He's altogether too masculine and sexy Wink and IMO looks too big and 'mightily thewed' for an elf (mmm... those shoulders and thighs Blush). At the slight risk of repeating myself Wink, he would make a perfect Bard.

He does 'grim' so well...


...and he looks formidable with a long bow.


Plus... he's got THE VOICE (sorry, can't post a picture of that!)

Below are two casting suggestions in one: Bard (Richard Armitage) walking beside the Great Goblin (Keith Allen). They could save money casting Keith Allen as the goblin king because he wouldn't need much make-up...





Ha, ha!! Keith Allen as the Goblin King!! I love it!! :P


Jettorex
Lorien


Jul 9 2009, 2:11pm

Post #108 of 383 (28596 views)
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Why, he looks like... [In reply to] Can't Post

 A fool of a Took!Smile

Pippin's long lost brother, actually!


- "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."


sticklebat
Lorien


Jul 11 2009, 4:07pm

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wouldn't need much make up? [In reply to] Can't Post

really? ouch!Unsure

Tri duath telich na estel lin...a si gerich naid bain anirach.
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Fool of a Took
Bree


Jul 11 2009, 7:53pm

Post #110 of 383 (28127 views)
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Hey! [In reply to] Can't Post

I resemble that remark! Tongue

"Despair, or folly?" said Gandalf. "It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt."

"This is the hour of the Shire-folk, when they arise from their quiet fields to shake the towers and counsels of the Great."

http://hobbitmeals.wordpress.com


Destrier
The Shire


Jul 14 2009, 4:50pm

Post #111 of 383 (27651 views)
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Keith Allen IS the Great Goblin! [In reply to] Can't Post

The resemblance is quite striking - they must be brothers.



(With apologies to John Howe for mucking around with his brilliant artwork.)



Pioneer
Rivendell


Jul 16 2009, 10:39am

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Hobbit cameo. [In reply to] Can't Post

It would be a crime against humanity not to have Rhys Darby, band manager to Flight of the Conchords, have a cameo as a hobbit.


oneminutetomidknight
The Shire


Jul 17 2009, 11:09am

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Rhys Darby [In reply to] Can't Post

As a hobbit he would be great, we've already seen Bret in as Figwit - i think we need Jemaine for a role as well

"That's not a knife...oh wait, yeh it is" Jemaine Clement

"You spend the first 5 years trying to get with the plan, and the the next 5 years trying to be with your friends again" All My Friends

"'I've had nothing but maggoty bread for 3 STINKING DAYS...." A.N. Orc


digger
Registered User

Jul 24 2009, 11:45pm

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Smaug's voice, a new suggestion [In reply to] Can't Post

Gabriel Woolf has the most amazing voice. He was the voice of Sutekh in the Pyramid of Mars, and that of the Beast in the Satan Pit and the Impossible Planet in Doctor Who. I would love to hear him as Smaug.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Woolf


Nazgul
The Shire


Jul 27 2009, 6:10am

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Jonathan Hyde as Saruman [In reply to] Can't Post

I was watching PBS King Lear with Sir Ian McKellen and since Christopher Lee won't be able to make it to NZ why not Jonathan Hyde as Saruman!? He sounds and looks like a young Christopher Lee!





deej
Tol Eressea


Jul 28 2009, 2:44pm

Post #116 of 383 (26962 views)
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From David Tennant himself - he is NOT playing Bilbo [In reply to] Can't Post

At the Doctor Who panel during Comic Con this weekend, he joked that one of the things he loved about Comic Con were all the rumours: "I'm retiring, i'm playing The Hobbit - not true!"


"...and back again."



SirDennisC
Half-elven


Jul 28 2009, 3:02pm

Post #117 of 383 (27997 views)
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Nice catch deej [In reply to] Can't Post

perhaps there is still hope for Jeremy Renner, who just so happens to be free at the moment. Not for long though if The Hurt Locker does as well as expected.

Now if RA would just make such a statement... Wink


Sunflower
Valinor

Aug 3 2009, 6:24am

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From 2 days ago [In reply to] Can't Post

Doug Jones expounding on his hopes for "The Hobbit", when asked THE question at a Mexico City version of Comic-Con.

VERY funny--his Smaug comment is priceless, as is reaction of the actor next to him.

http://www.youtube.com/...&feature=related

Enjoy.


greendragon
Sr. Staff


Aug 4 2009, 7:31pm

Post #119 of 383 (29202 views)
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Mark Hamill!! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'd love to see him get a role in The Hobbit. He's a great actor - his voice work in various animated movies is brilliant - and, being the originator of the 'Mark Hamill curse' (which folks like Elijah Wood and Dan Radcliffe are working hard to try to avoid), he doesn't get the credit he deserves. Give the man a role, I say! He'd be fab.

'There are older and fouler things than orcs in the deep places of my fridge...'

'You never know what will happen next, when once you get mixed up with TORnsibs and their friends.'


mulubinba
Rivendell


Aug 24 2009, 1:09am

Post #120 of 383 (28785 views)
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Richard Armitage as Bard? Will Bard be in the second movie? [In reply to] Can't Post

If the latest rumours are true and filming starts early next year, how likely will it be for Richard Armitage to be available to be in this movie? Granted, I believe he would be the perfect Bard (and have been saying so for well over a year) but his availability will depend on whether Bard appears in the first or second movie.
He seems to be already committed to other projects for 2010..... good for him that he has work, but not so good for those of us who would like to see him in this role...


Patty
Immortal


Aug 24 2009, 1:18am

Post #121 of 383 (28817 views)
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Oh wow. I'd so like to see Richard Armitage [In reply to] Can't Post

as Bard.

"Look back. Look back at me." Yeah.

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Steelsheen
The Shire


Sep 2 2009, 4:12pm

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Adding this name to the list.... [In reply to] Can't Post

the recent IMDB poll got me thinking.... what about Ben Barnes for Bard? or even Thranduil? (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1602660/). the kid's got theater cred and is a pretty competent actor, enough to hold his own even against acting heavyweights.


sticklebat
Lorien


Sep 2 2009, 5:28pm

Post #123 of 383 (28276 views)
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hmm...Barnes... [In reply to] Can't Post

way too young & fresh faced for either of those roles...imo.
Bard has to be older, grim, very 'everyman', very rugged...
Thranduil has to be kingly, full of wisdom, slightly menacing...I don't see it in him.


Steelsheen
The Shire


Sep 2 2009, 10:53pm

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more than meets the eye.... [In reply to] Can't Post

well, i'm not sure about "older" but Bard is the typical everyman character that comes to his own as the story progresses. thats why i thought Barnes would do well in that role. and he can look scruffy-- he just finished an indie film called "Valediction" where he is quite rugged looking.

as for looking sinister for Thranduil, thats wasnt my primary qualifier for casting, but more of who could convincingly look like he could be Orlando Bloom's Legolas' father. there is a likenes between the two, although quite frankly i have no clue if Barnes can pull off the blonde look. in any case i wouldnt put it past Barnes to play sinister. from what i've seen of the "Dorian Gray" adverts Barnes can be pretty nasty basterd, his eyes can convey a lot of darkness (literally and figuratively).

edit: one other thing, Barnes isnt that young anymore either, he is 28. being kingly and full of wisdom will probably be a walk in the park for him at this point since he's doing Voyage of the Dawn Treader.


(This post was edited by Steelsheen on Sep 2 2009, 10:55pm)


N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


Sep 3 2009, 4:26pm

Post #125 of 383 (28111 views)
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Aiken was mentioned in early 2008, but not for Bilbo. [In reply to] Can't Post

Here is the only time he'd been named on this board* before MrCere mentioned him in this thread.

*Though not really on this board, which didn't exist at that time -- the thread was moved here later.

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