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A summary of 'The Hobbit' casting discussion so far
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Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Dec 25 2009, 5:08am

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He would be good for Bard as well. [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Kangi Ska

At night one cannot tell if crows are black or white.


Glorfindel
Rivendell

Dec 25 2009, 9:50am

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I'm still liking... [In reply to] Can't Post

Benicio del Toro for Beorn. He does Wolfie very well.


duats
Grey Havens

Dec 31 2009, 4:39am

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Luke Goss for Thranduil [In reply to] Can't Post

-I could buy him as Legolas' dad, and he even has a voice similar to Bloom's (in Hellboy 2, at least).
-Worked with GDT before.
-Pretty good actor, from what I've seen.


flippant
Registered User

Dec 31 2009, 10:36pm

Post #179 of 383 (28304 views)
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Casting the Voice of Smaug [In reply to] Can't Post

For Smaug you need an actor with a voice in a deep register (even if you boost the low end due to Smaug's size) who can project charismatic, smooth menace. So out of left field, how about Iggy Pop, Michael Dorn, or most especially Avery Brooks? Checked out any Deep Space 9 eps where Brooks gets angry? I wouldn't want to mess with him!


rosey
Registered User

Jan 9 2010, 6:54pm

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Rivendell [In reply to] Can't Post

I hope that Viggo Mortensen, Liv Tyler and Hugo Weaving should certainly reprise their roles in The Hobbit.


Authiel
The Shire

Jan 11 2010, 7:26pm

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Richard Armitage for Thranduil, all the way! [In reply to] Can't Post

I really think that Richard Armitage should play Thranduil. He has really elven features, not unlike those of Orlando Bloom, so it fits. When I saw Richard's picture, I just thought, "Wow! He looks just like how I imagined Thranduil!"


sticklebat
Lorien


Jan 11 2010, 8:52pm

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Armitage... [In reply to] Can't Post

I agree...Richard Armitage would be perfectly cast as Thranduil as well...

I don't, however, want to see either Viggo Mortensen or Liv Tyler in The Hobbit...
in no way does it enhance, nor make any it sense to the story.

Tri duath telich na estel lin...a si gerich naid bain anirach.
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Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Jan 11 2010, 10:14pm

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Can He Act? [In reply to] Can't Post

I do not recall him in Phantom Menace and have not seen him an anything else that I know of.

Kangi Ska

At night one cannot tell if crows are black or white.


Glorfindel
Rivendell

Jan 12 2010, 7:42pm

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Hi [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, he's been in dramas on the BBC - North and South (period drama); Spooks (modern day spy); and more lightweight stuff like the current series of Robin Hood where he plays a tortured Guy of Gisborne. Those are the ones I can recall off the top of my head.

I personally like him for Bard.


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Jan 12 2010, 10:50pm

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Well If You Use Orelando [In reply to] Can't Post

as the Ideal Elf, he does look the part. I am more concerned with acting as I am certain that Thranduil will be enhanced in the movies. You know, like have lines and stuff. He is visible in the book but does not have a lot to say.

Kangi Ska

At night one cannot tell if crows are black or white.


Glorfindel
Rivendell

Jan 13 2010, 12:22am

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Yes [In reply to] Can't Post

When I say he's been in tv dramas I should have clarified to say that he has starred in these. I still see him as Bard more than Thranduil as he has that brooding man of action quality. Someone you could rely on in a tight spot. Not that I've given him too much thought you understand....


7777777
Rivendell


Jan 13 2010, 2:49am

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Bombur [In reply to] Can't Post

Poker player Tony G as Bombur...

"On ya bike now..."



mmmmmm Cram!

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Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Jan 13 2010, 3:04am

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Jorge Garcia as Bombur [In reply to] Can't Post

You know, Hurley on Lost.

Kangi Ska

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7777777
Rivendell


Jan 13 2010, 4:17am

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Never seen the show, only previews, [In reply to] Can't Post

but he seems perfect

mmmmmm Cram!


sticklebat
Lorien


Jan 13 2010, 8:29am

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sorry but... [In reply to] Can't Post

there are so many other actors who'd be awesome as Bombur...
I really hope Gorge Garcia is not Bombur...
think of them casting a young, spry, swashbuckling Bilbo...not good right?

Bombur needs more years on him...
my first choice would be Ian McNeice.
Evil

Tri duath telich na estel lin...a si gerich naid bain anirach.

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Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Jan 13 2010, 1:04pm

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I Doubt Bilbo will be 50 in the movies as in book [In reply to] Can't Post

Makeup would take care of aging easily, and Dominic M. gives him a LotR connection

Kangi Ska

At night one cannot tell if crows are black or white.


sticklebat
Lorien


Jan 13 2010, 9:59pm

Post #192 of 383 (28595 views)
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quite likely... [In reply to] Can't Post

you're right...about ole Baggins...

I just think that are tons better choices to explore for Bombur...
I just get the sense that Garcia doesn't have that quality nor the vocal skill to match what I'd imagined Bombur to be like...
he sounds...not like a Dwarf should sound...in lieu of describing it outright...
but, I'm not making the decisions here, either, so...


the 'Lost' connection...not really all that pertinent...and not a convincing enough reason to cast him, in my humble opinion.
cheers.Evil

someone in a separate thread suggest another actor who may have had potential as Bombur...for get who it was now...

Tri duath telich na estel lin...a si gerich naid bain anirach.


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Jan 13 2010, 10:30pm

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I find myself on both sides of many arguments [In reply to] Can't Post

this is partly due to a split in reality. First there is the book "The Hobbit" and all that lies within its pages. Second there are the references within the Book to happenings in the greater Middle-Earth. Third there are outside materials within Tolkien's writings that expand the understanding of the Hobbit within the greater Middle-Earth writings. Fourth there is the canon of the three Peter Jackson LotR films. Fifth there is the DelToro factor and his history as a film maker.

I will argue one way on what I think would work as a big market film and another for the story as written. I love the Peter Jackson movies but feel so very much more about the Tolkien book(s). Also I speculate on what might be done with each scene, applying what I know of cinema to the situations here I get to venture into how I would visualize the story. Pitching these ideas to the diverse group that hangs out around here gives me feedback and lets me see with new eyes.

Kangi Ska

At night one cannot tell if crows are black or white.


Loresilme
Valinor


Jan 14 2010, 7:27pm

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As movie-Frodo didn't look or seem 50, I doubt movie-Bilbo will either // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Jan 14 2010, 9:01pm

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It is much more important to the plot of the Hobbit that Bilbo be older. [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Kangi Ska

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ElanorG
Registered User

Jan 15 2010, 8:17am

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What do people think of Charlie Cox? [In reply to] Can't Post

Am I the only one who thinks Charlie would be a PERFECT Bilbo? He's got just the right balance of good looks, similar features to Ian Holm, Britishness, and seriously great acting chops! Anyone else agree? Thoughts?


sticklebat
Lorien


Jan 15 2010, 8:41am

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at first glance... [In reply to] Can't Post

I know I'm somewhat, if not a lot stalwart on this subject...I'll just hate it if they get the casting for Bilbo wrong...
they got it bang on with Ian Holm. period.

Charlie Cox...not the Bilbo I see at all...
I've never heard of this guy...never seen him act...but just by looking at him I'd have to say no...

he looks almost pretty enough for an Elf...but, I dunno...
you just have to kind of get a 'sense' about who the perfect Baggins should be...
don't get that from him...Evil

Tri duath telich na estel lin...a si gerich naid bain anirach.

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ElanorG
Registered User

Jan 15 2010, 6:33pm

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Good looking doesn't mean elfin; check the clip... [In reply to] Can't Post

See Stardust. Honestly, the character he plays at the beginning of that movie is the same sort of unexpected hero that Bilbo becomes. And, if you ask me, Elijah wood is pretty good looking. He played a hobbit!
Check these clips.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xfxZoBFGgk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=654ULDnxh3U


duats
Grey Havens

Jan 20 2010, 2:41am

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Toby Jones [In reply to] Can't Post

On one hand, I would like the new Bilbo to bear at least somewhat of a resemblance to Ian Holm, just for the sake of continuity. However, I would love Toby Jones in the role.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/...600-R/Toby+Jones.jpg
http://static.guim.co.uk/...n-Toby-Jones-001.jpg


sticklebat
Lorien


Jan 20 2010, 8:23am

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Toby Jones... [In reply to] Can't Post

could definitely work for Bilbo...
right along the lines of who I see the character being...
not someone young and pretty...

would love to see Toby Jones cast as The Penguin in the next Batman.

Tri duath telich na estel lin...a si gerich naid bain anirach.

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