Our Sponsor Sideshow Send us News
Lord of the Rings Tolkien
Search Tolkien
Lord of The RingsTheOneRing.net - Forged By And For Fans Of JRR Tolkien
Lord of The Rings Serving Middle-Earth Since The First Age

Lord of the Rings Movie News - J.R.R. Tolkien

  Main Index   Search Posts   Who's Online   Log in
The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Movie Discussion: The Hobbit:
Tobey Maguire in talks to play Bilbo?
First page Previous page 1 2 3 Next page Last page  View All

duats
Grey Havens

Dec 14 2009, 7:55pm

Post #1 of 69 (4103 views)
Shortcut
Tobey Maguire in talks to play Bilbo? Can't Post

Latino Review seems to think so:

http://www.latinoreview.com/...ing-hobbit-feet-8786

Okay, first of all, Maguire would essentially have to live in New Zealand for the 14-15 month shoot from mid-2010 to mid-2011. But this would make it impossible for him to film Spider-man 4 this year, which he is signed for. I don't see any logical way for this to work out.

Still, Latino Review isn't The Sun. They have gotten solid news before. They were the first ones to break Heath Ledger's casting in The Dark Knight.

Logic dictates that this is just a rumor, but I don't know. I trust LR checked their sources.

I, for one, don't approve of this choice. While I am an advocate of Del Toro recasting Bilbo, I'd prefer a talented actor who bears some resemblance to Ian Holm, so that the transition from TH to the FoTR prologue isn't so drastic.

Thoughts?


Alex Maglor
Bree


Dec 14 2009, 9:22pm

Post #2 of 69 (2235 views)
Shortcut
NO WAY! [In reply to] Can't Post

Please! NOOOOOOOO!!





Myrkvidr
The Shire


Dec 14 2009, 9:55pm

Post #3 of 69 (2129 views)
Shortcut
niet! [In reply to] Can't Post

eh.. not who I'd choose by a long shot!

"While I am an advocate of Del Toro recasting Bilbo, I'd prefer a talented actor who bears some resemblance to Ian Holm, so that the transition from TH to the FoTR prologue isn't so drastic."

I agree with this 100% percent.


The Road goes ever on and on...


Empedocles
Rivendell


Dec 14 2009, 10:50pm

Post #4 of 69 (2104 views)
Shortcut
Well... [In reply to] Can't Post

He certainly looks lika Elijah's cousin or half brother, or something like that.

I don't really see him in the role but he's a good actor, he could pull it off.

Please, give us back Glorfindel!!!


Alex Maglor
Bree


Dec 14 2009, 11:05pm

Post #5 of 69 (2106 views)
Shortcut
Good actor?? [In reply to] Can't Post

Please THORIN...DONT DIEEE!!!



PiratePiratePiratePirate


debo
Rohan

Dec 14 2009, 11:10pm

Post #6 of 69 (2239 views)
Shortcut
Noooooo! I want James McAvoy! [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Frodo; "What I chiefly need now is courage . . ."


BlueMan
Rivendell


Dec 14 2009, 11:24pm

Post #7 of 69 (2065 views)
Shortcut
Why do they assume it's Bilbo that he is in talks for?? [In reply to] Can't Post

He might play someone else ... an orc ... an elf ... another Hobbit ... he didn't really spill the beans on what part he is interested in. Also, some agency saying it might be Bilbo is not the most reliable source for anything.

Then again ... he is a great actor, though Spider-Man hasn't brought out his best side. And he looks a bit like the young Ian Holm ... BUT he is American, isn't he? Can he do a proper English accent? I doubt it. Bilbo ought to be very British.

But let's see whether Tobey really is in talks for Bilbo and not someone else.

Raptos a diis homines dici ...


elanesse
Rivendell


Dec 14 2009, 11:45pm

Post #8 of 69 (2081 views)
Shortcut
no star please [In reply to] Can't Post

I think, the Hobbit doesn't need any more stars. There are already enough. Please let Bilbo be portrayed by a quite unknown actor.


(This post was edited by elanesse on Dec 14 2009, 11:45pm)


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Dec 14 2009, 11:49pm

Post #9 of 69 (2311 views)
Shortcut
John Simm for Bilbo Bagins in The Hobbit! [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Kangi Ska


olipowell
Bree

Dec 15 2009, 12:21am

Post #10 of 69 (2042 views)
Shortcut
No John Simm [In reply to] Can't Post

John Simm was only this week confirmed to be playing Hamlet at the Sheffield crucible from June...So I think we can now count him out. I know they are seeing unknowns for Bilbo and something tells me they will go with a complete unknown...not what I thought a few weeks ago but as I discover more about how casting is unfolding in London I def think it may be an unknown.

: D


Glorfindel
Rivendell

Dec 15 2009, 1:21am

Post #11 of 69 (1955 views)
Shortcut
Sounds intriguing... [In reply to] Can't Post

what have you 'discovered about how casting is unfolding in London'. Please share!


Eldameldo
Bree


Dec 15 2009, 1:49am

Post #12 of 69 (1996 views)
Shortcut
I would like James McAvoy as Bilbo... [In reply to] Can't Post

...I hope it's not Toby M. Nothing against him but I don't feel 'a fit' for him in The Hobbit. JMHO


Owain
Tol Eressea


Dec 15 2009, 2:02am

Post #13 of 69 (2006 views)
Shortcut
This quote from the article seems inaccurate... [In reply to] Can't Post


Quote
Fan speculation has been running rampant for the past year. First it was rumored that James McAvoy was a contender until Peter Jackson debunked that rumor.

Then Daniel Radcliffe was making the rumor mill until he personally said, “Thanks. But no thanks.”


I don't remember them "debunking" James McAvoy... Daniel Radcliffe was debunked by his own admission...

I think this news syndication is trying to stir up international attention...

"Question everything, embrace the bad, and hold on to the good."


sara
Lorien


Dec 15 2009, 2:02am

Post #14 of 69 (2000 views)
Shortcut
I don't believe it for a second.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Close the door, put out the light.
You know they won't be home tonight.
The snow falls hard and don't you know?
The winds of Thor are blowing cold.
They're wearing steel that's bright and true
They carry news that must get through.

They choose the path where no-one goes.

They hold no quarter.


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Dec 15 2009, 2:16am

Post #15 of 69 (1967 views)
Shortcut
Maybe one of the Mirkwood Spiders. [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Kangi Ska


chris63
Registered User


Dec 15 2009, 2:18am

Post #16 of 69 (1966 views)
Shortcut
bilbo [In reply to] Can't Post

Looks like a Hobbit.Crazy


Xoanon
PTB


Dec 15 2009, 2:19am

Post #17 of 69 (2160 views)
Shortcut
Not Happening [In reply to] Can't Post

 
As much as I like Tobey (Spider-Man crying not included), this isn't true according to my sources.


Michael Regina
Editor in Chief/Segment Producer
PH: 514.947.5221
http://www.TheOneRing.net
http://www.KongisKing.net
http://www.TheOneLion.net
http://www.gallifreyone.com


aranelthehobbit22
Gondor


Dec 15 2009, 2:54am

Post #18 of 69 (1981 views)
Shortcut
I'm so glad this was debunked [In reply to] Can't Post

CrazyAs much as I like Spider-man, I have to admit, Toby Maguire is no hobbit!
Frodo is supposed to look young, like a robust hobbit just out of his tweens. But Bilbo gets the Ring AFTER 50, he should look like he's about 40 or so, the Ring keeps him looking about 40 and 50's when he's older, unlike Frodo who inherits the Ring earlier in his life.

But I do like the idea of James McAvoy, he looks old enough to do something like this.


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Dec 15 2009, 3:17am

Post #19 of 69 (1892 views)
Shortcut
Too Bad I was Pulling for the Spider Role [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Kangi Ska


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Dec 15 2009, 3:30am

Post #20 of 69 (1925 views)
Shortcut
I trust your sources over others, to say the least! [In reply to] Can't Post

Good to know :D

My LiveJournal ~ My artwork and photography ~ My LOTR fan fiction

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
NARF since age 8, when I refused to read the Hobbit because the cover looked boring and icky.


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Dec 15 2009, 3:37am

Post #21 of 69 (2037 views)
Shortcut
*groan* [In reply to] Can't Post

I can just hear it now:

Bilbo:

Old fat spider spinning in a tree!
Even with 'spi-dey sense' you can't see me!

LaughCoolTongueLaugh


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



TORn Calendar

(This post was edited by Altaira on Dec 15 2009, 3:39am)


Compa_Mighty
Tol Eressea


Dec 15 2009, 3:58am

Post #22 of 69 (1912 views)
Shortcut
Me too... [In reply to] Can't Post

For a moment it was Spider-Hobbit all over again! Crazy

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

Essay winner of the Show us your Hobbit Pride Giveway!


Sunflower
Valinor

Dec 15 2009, 4:13am

Post #23 of 69 (1875 views)
Shortcut
*Giggles* [In reply to] Can't Post

This is worse then the "not mentioning Andy" bit from PJ...

Seriously, you guys..HOW could you pssibly take this seriously for a moment?
(Hey, maybe the "Big Announcement" tomorrow is Shia LeBouf! LaughLaugh)


MrCere
Sr. Staff


Dec 15 2009, 6:15am

Post #24 of 69 (1890 views)
Shortcut
It is [In reply to] Can't Post

ONE Website blog listed Radcliffe on a poll question. He was NEVER actually said by anybody at anytime to be thought of for Bilbo but internet people desperate for news reported it like it was possible and it got a life of its own. It never even had a source or was said by the originator to be rumored.

It never was. Very poor journalistic standards at work.

The Latino Review, by the way, is more solid than that and in that article it says the writer asked around in a way about Toby M. that I consider to be responsible.

Of course Calisuri / Xoanon updating the post on MAIN and saying it isn't true is something I personally would bank on 100%.

I have no choice but to believe in free will.

The cake is a lie
The cake is a lie
The cake is a lie

My blog




(This post was edited by MrCere on Dec 15 2009, 6:25am)


MrCere
Sr. Staff


Dec 15 2009, 6:24am

Post #25 of 69 (1868 views)
Shortcut
Latino review is pretty solid [In reply to] Can't Post

I feel confident they reported the truth exactly as it was told to the reporter. And, Jack Black for King Kong? Seriously? Yes.

I have no choice but to believe in free will.

The cake is a lie
The cake is a lie
The cake is a lie

My blog



First page Previous page 1 2 3 Next page Last page  View All
 
 

Search for (options) Powered by Gossamer Forum v.1.2.3

home | advertising | contact us | back to top | search news | join list | Content Rating

This site is maintained and updated by fans of The Lord of the Rings, and is in no way affiliated with Tolkien Enterprises or the Tolkien Estate. We in no way claim the artwork displayed to be our own. Copyrights and trademarks for the books, films, articles, and other promotional materials are held by their respective owners and their use is allowed under the fair use clause of the Copyright Law. Design and original photography however are copyright © 1999-2012 TheOneRing.net. Binary hosting provided by Nexcess.net

Do not follow this link, or your host will be blocked from this site. This is a spider trap.