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Sylvester McCoy confirms his role as Radagast at Armageddon Panel in Auckland...
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Earl
Terror of the Seas / Moderator


Oct 23 2010, 2:07pm

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Sylvester McCoy confirms his role as Radagast at Armageddon Panel in Auckland... Can't Post

Over at WETA's Shadow and Flame forums, there's a poster who was present at Armageddon who says...

"Sylvester McCoy confirmed at his Armageddon Panel today that he has been offered the part of Radagast the Brown."

For those who don't know what Armageddon is, read more here.

I suppose it's just a matter of waiting for an official announcement now Cool



ranger123
Cabin Boy


Oct 23 2010, 2:21pm

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Great news [In reply to] Can't Post

I think he will make an excellent Radagast.

I guess Warners are holding back on confirming more of the cast to get maximum press coverage by staggering the press releases.


Flagg
Sailing Master


Oct 23 2010, 2:22pm

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Good news... [In reply to] Can't Post

...even if we kind of knew about it already, it's nice to have confirmation. I wonder why he was omitted from the press release? And can we now say that the White Council/Necromancer scenes are definitely in the script?


dormouse
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Oct 23 2010, 2:53pm

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Perhaps the paperwork isn't finalised yet [In reply to] Can't Post

.. or wasn't when they made the announcement. In any cse, I don't think they would have wanted to announce the whole cast at once.


Patty
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Oct 23 2010, 3:00pm

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This is fantastic. I was one who missed Radagast in the LotR... [In reply to] Can't Post

(the moth just didn't cut it as a substitute), and I'm happy to see more characters of the books come to life.

I don't know this guy, but he looks the part, for sure.

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Captain Salt
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Oct 23 2010, 3:29pm

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So, assuming that the casting breakdown was accurate... [In reply to] Can't Post

Can we assume that the main cast of the "Quest for the Lonely Mountain" storyline will be:

Bilbo
Thorin
Gandalf
Fili
Kili
Gloin
Balin/Dwalin/Bombur

And the cast of the "Necromancer/White Council" storyline will be:

Gandalf
Radagast
Drogo
Primula
Itrail
Young Elf Lord

With Elrond, Galadrial, and hopefully Saruman and Celeborn on the White Council?

BTW, has anyone involved with the production ever mentioned bringing Marton Csokas back? Haven't heard anything...Crazy

Samuel L. Jackson for Bilbo, Woody Allen for Thorin, Lewis Black for Bard and Gilbert Gottfried for Smaug!

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Flagg
Sailing Master


Oct 23 2010, 3:32pm

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Drogo and Primula? [In reply to] Can't Post

What have they got to do with the White Council?


Captain Salt
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Oct 23 2010, 3:35pm

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Well, they wouldn't be ON the White Council, obviously... [In reply to] Can't Post

But they were announced as "leads", so I'm assuming they're introduced along with Bilbo in the Shire, then get caught up in the storyline concerning the investigation of the Necromancer and subsequent assembling of the White Council?

Also sheer speculation, of course. Tongue

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Flagg
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Oct 23 2010, 3:42pm

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

Perhaps their death by drowning could turn out to be the result of some secret plot by the Necromancer? That's what they get for meddling in the affairs of subtle wizards...


Captain Salt
Sailing Master


Oct 23 2010, 4:09pm

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

Or it just looked like drowning, and the Necromancer could have been the first one to create water-boarding! He's certainly evil enough. Cool

Samuel L. Jackson for Bilbo, Woody Allen for Thorin, Lewis Black for Bard and Gilbert Gottfried for Smaug!

MAKE IT HAPPEN, PETER!!!


Elladan
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Oct 23 2010, 4:20pm

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Elves and the White Council [In reply to] Can't Post

Young elf lords who might be involved could be Elrohir and Elladan? They have ample reason. I am not conviced by this Itaril thing though, it seems like they would have to spend a lot of time developing a character with little to no relation to the main story line.


Flagg
Sailing Master


Oct 23 2010, 4:24pm

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The Sons of Elrond [In reply to] Can't Post

I would like to see them in the films, but it would be tricky to explain their absence from LotR, as well as the fact that they're never even mentioned there.


Patty
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Oct 23 2010, 4:35pm

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I would love to see them in the films, too. [In reply to] Can't Post

Those of us who have read the books will know that around the time of the Council of Elrond they were out scouting about for the Nazgul and Orcs (if not exactly then, then shortly thereafter). Their storyline wasn't necessary for LotR, but as with Radagast, I hope the filmmakers take advantage of the opportunity to have them be at home when Bilbo and Co. arrive--just as I hope they take advantage of the opportunity to have Legolas be at home with his Dad when the dwarves and Bilbo get to Thranduil's halls. Let's keep our fingers crossed, Flagg. (If not, we'll have to be content to see them in the fanfilms Born of Hope and here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G6ixwyTUdk

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Tim
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Oct 23 2010, 4:48pm

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I think Legolas is going to be there [In reply to] Can't Post

so we can both do a happy dance about that lol. Now this talk of him having a girlfriend... not so crazy about.

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Patty
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Oct 23 2010, 4:51pm

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Yeah, I agree... [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll have to adopt a real wait and see attitude about that.

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ranger123
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Oct 23 2010, 5:20pm

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Comments from McCoy + apology from Helen Kelly! [In reply to] Can't Post

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10682629


(This post was edited by Silverlode on Oct 23 2010, 6:30pm)


LoremIpsum
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Oct 23 2010, 5:33pm

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Hopefully he will sign that contract soon [In reply to] Can't Post

and Helen Kelly sure deserves some kind of anti award for her negotiating tactics Unimpressed

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Ainu Laire
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Oct 23 2010, 5:42pm

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That's awesome! [In reply to] Can't Post

Very neat to see Radagast on the screen- and I always imagined he had some part to play in the battle of Dol Guldur.

... hopefully they don't kill him off to explain his absence in LOTR :/

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Patty
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Oct 23 2010, 5:44pm

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I'm glad she apologized. It was hard to take her arguments seriously [In reply to] Can't Post

when she had crossed the line so unprofessionally.

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Ainu Laire
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Oct 23 2010, 5:46pm

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I still think she's more likely a little sister than love interest [In reply to] Can't Post

I mean, the actress is still rather young, and her youth is fairly obvious; in the film-verse it's much easier to tell old elves from younger elves, and considering that we know nothing about Legolas' family other than his father and grandfather, it wouldn't be so much a canon breach as filling in the gaps.

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Flagg
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Oct 23 2010, 6:00pm

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Perhaps the films will contain some kind of dig at her. [In reply to] Can't Post

Model the Great Goblin after her or something.


Curate
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Oct 23 2010, 6:03pm

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Wait a minute... [In reply to] Can't Post

First...you guys need to find a more recent picture of Sylvester McCoy. That ones almost 20 years old. Second... if he hasn't signed a contract he is NOT cast he is still in negotiation.


Earl
Terror of the Seas / Moderator


Oct 23 2010, 6:09pm

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Right on both counts... [In reply to] Can't Post

... feedback is always appreciated.

I'll be more careful with my words the next time. I should've said "offered the role" instead of "cast". I see what you mean. My bad.

About the pic of Sylvester McCoy on the Home Page, if I make a post the next time, I'll make sure the pics aren't outdated. And I'll see if I can inform the rest of the Home Page news writers about using a newer pic for McCoy when this story is confirmed Cool

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Tim
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Oct 23 2010, 6:30pm

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I may be down with a little sister in a small role. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Gimilkhad
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Oct 23 2010, 6:53pm

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The Fool [In reply to] Can't Post

It's interesting that he first met Jackson whilst playing the Fool in King Lear opposite Ian McKellen, I wonder if this might be an indication of how Radagast might be portrayed, a wild almost simpleton.

Isn't there a line in maybe The Unfinished Tales implying that Saruman and Radagast both failed in their mission, Saruman because was corrupted by his desire to create, Radagast because he lost focus and forgot what he was supposed to be doing.

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