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A summary of 'The Hobbit' casting discussion so far
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esgaldel
Registered User

Oct 16 2010, 12:47am

Post #326 of 383 (28308 views)
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Brian Blessed for Thorin!!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Brian Blessed WOULD BE PERFECT for the role of Thorin. When I was reading the book a long time ago, I had him on my mind all the time. Prince Vultan rules!!!!


Patty
Immortal


Oct 16 2010, 9:56am

Post #327 of 383 (27202 views)
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Best of luck to all who are attempting to get a role in The Hobbit... [In reply to] Can't Post

it'll be the opportunity of a lifetime and would always be something you could look back on and be proud of.

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Tim
Tol Eressea


Oct 17 2010, 2:17am

Post #328 of 383 (27654 views)
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Martin Freeman is Bilbo from the main page per Simon Pegg [In reply to] Can't Post

I believe I would bet $500 that Martin Freeman is the next Bilbo Baggins. Anyways no need for a question mark on the headline Simon Pegg just outed him point blank. Curious it wasn't put on the message board, maybe they wanted it here?

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Bregolas
The Shire


Oct 17 2010, 3:58am

Post #329 of 383 (26070 views)
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Clancy Brown? I disagree. (respectfully of course) [In reply to] Can't Post

From the way the book describes Smaug, I've always imagined him having a very charming, insidious, maybe even seductive voice. Clancy doesn't pull that off.

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Voorhas
Lorien


Oct 17 2010, 5:35am

Post #330 of 383 (26095 views)
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Interesting... [In reply to] Can't Post

...I started reading the article assuming that Pegg was taking the mickey, but it's stated as a matter of fact in the piece.

Who knows? If they're friends, it's possible Pegg is in on the secret.


macfalk
Valinor


Oct 17 2010, 10:52am

Post #331 of 383 (26344 views)
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Yeah [In reply to] Can't Post

At the same time we've heard they have been auditioning back-up choices (unknowns) if Freeman wouldn't make it.





macfalk
Valinor


Oct 17 2010, 10:54am

Post #332 of 383 (26821 views)
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The dwarves [In reply to] Can't Post

Clearly the hardest to cast. GDT said he will develope all thirteen reasonably much but I have my doubts of how that will work. I wonder if Bifur, Bofur, Dwalin etc will be seen as extras and just "follow along".





(This post was edited by macfalk on Oct 17 2010, 10:55am)


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Oct 17 2010, 11:51am

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How about Doppy, Sleepy & Grumpy? [In reply to] Can't Post

It only takes a couple of good lines to establish a character even if they remain primarily in the background.

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The Hobbit is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Flagg
Tol Eressea


Oct 17 2010, 1:26pm

Post #334 of 383 (27253 views)
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Clancy Brown has got range [In reply to] Can't Post

He played an evil scientist in the classic Crash Bandicoot games and his voice there sounds completely different to his usual work. I don't think there's any role he couldn't pull off.


ringer5150
The Shire


Oct 17 2010, 6:20pm

Post #335 of 383 (26650 views)
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Pegg just tweeted [In reply to] Can't Post

Here's is his tweet:

"Woah, woah, woah I did NOT confirm Martin Freeman was in The Hobbit. As far as I know, talks are ongoing. Hope he is. Great choice"

Maybe Guillermo was meant to just write the hobbit and PJ was meant to direct it. And that is an encouraging thought.


Flagg
Tol Eressea


Oct 17 2010, 6:45pm

Post #336 of 383 (25897 views)
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Hmm... [In reply to] Can't Post

Damage control, perhaps? I think Pegg may have let slip more than he meant to in his previous tweet and now he's trying to cover it up...


Tim
Tol Eressea


Oct 17 2010, 6:55pm

Post #337 of 383 (25980 views)
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I agree [In reply to] Can't Post

unless he's misquoted in the article he very clearly says Martin Freeman is in The Hobbit. We'll see soon I'm sure.

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duats
Grey Havens

Oct 17 2010, 7:40pm

Post #338 of 383 (25105 views)
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I have an idea for Smaug [In reply to] Can't Post

And I'm sure others have shared this idea. What if Smaug's voice was a fusion of a male and female voice - like the Angel of Death in Hellboy 2? It would give Smaug an otherwordly, inhuman, and almost androgynous voice.


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Oct 17 2010, 8:03pm

Post #339 of 383 (26133 views)
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I was thinking poached in lake water and served with a nice green salad.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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The Hobbit is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Voorhas
Lorien


Oct 17 2010, 8:15pm

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

...it does sound like he's trying to walk it back.


Flagg
Tol Eressea


Oct 17 2010, 8:18pm

Post #341 of 383 (26673 views)
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Perhaps the fact [In reply to] Can't Post

that Martin Freeman will be playing Bilbo has been known behind the scenes for so long that actors are starting to forget they're not meant to mention it.


Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Oct 17 2010, 10:10pm

Post #342 of 383 (27030 views)
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sounds possible // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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sticklebat
Lorien


Oct 18 2010, 1:22am

Post #343 of 383 (26877 views)
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Clancy Brown... [In reply to] Can't Post

I could see him as Beorn but not Smaug.


rings7
Rohan


Oct 18 2010, 3:59am

Post #344 of 383 (26728 views)
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Has anyone posted this? [In reply to] Can't Post

This came out today. Empire says Deadline says Freeman will be Bilbo. I know it sounds like the phone game but they say that it simply hasn't been made "official".

Here are the links:

http://www.empireonline.com/.../story.asp?NID=29224

http://www.deadline.com/...filming-in-february/

If i put this along with Simon Pegg's slip.....i don't know. I guess i'm dreaming too much.


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Oct 18 2010, 4:12am

Post #345 of 383 (27181 views)
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Yes and no [In reply to] Can't Post

Both of those articles basically repeat rumors that have been circulating the internet and have been posted here in one form or another.

Thanks to you and everyone who are keeping their eyes open and posting the various updates as you find them! Smile


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Rayown
Registered User

Oct 18 2010, 4:23am

Post #346 of 383 (26709 views)
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I never thought of that. [In reply to] Can't Post

I can see that too. Hmmm....I wonder who they'll pick! Smile

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Rayown
Registered User

Oct 18 2010, 4:25am

Post #347 of 383 (25737 views)
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DUDE!! I NEVER THOUGHT OF THAT!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

I always imagined Hugh Jackman as Bard, with the dark hair, kind of a rugged Leopold from Kate and Leopold. But Clancy would pull off a pretty impressive Bard!!!Smile

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macfalk
Valinor


Oct 18 2010, 8:39am

Post #348 of 383 (27782 views)
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Interesting [In reply to] Can't Post

Also caught this

"Also looking likely is James Nesbitt, who, according to Pajiba’s Twitter feed, has already being offered a role - that of Bofur, one of the three dwarfs who accompany Bilbo on his quest. "


Good research! Cool





(This post was edited by macfalk on Oct 18 2010, 8:39am)


Earl
Forum Admin / Moderator


Oct 18 2010, 10:07am

Post #349 of 383 (26729 views)
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One of the THREE dwarves? [In reply to] Can't Post

Yikes! I sure hope people don't latch on to this typo... it could lead to some scary rumours Angelic



ranger123
Rivendell

Oct 18 2010, 10:59am

Post #350 of 383 (25658 views)
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I may have some new casting news [In reply to] Can't Post

Working on getting some confirmation.

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