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Feb 14 2011, 6:10pm

Post #1 of 18 (2006 views)
Dain? Can't Post

So one character we haven't heard about, and about whom I haven't even seen much speculation, is Dain of the Iron Hills.

Do you think he'll make an appearance, or will he go the way of Prince Imrahil?

If he doesn't show up, will they just drop the "who becomes king after Thorin dies" and not address it?

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Grey Havens

Feb 14 2011, 6:24pm

Post #2 of 18 (658 views)
I would assume so... [In reply to] Can't Post

I would bet on Dain being in the film, as there are rumors that Brian Blessed may be attached to the role, but you never know. I remember when Del Toro had confirmed that even Thrain would be appearing in the film, which made me think that even the smaller characters in the book would be appearing as well, unless of course things have changed...everything works so well in The Hobbit novel, so I don't see why it would.

Kangi Ska

Feb 14 2011, 6:26pm

Post #3 of 18 (615 views)
There has not been much casting for second-movie-only characters.// [In reply to] Can't Post


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Feb 14 2011, 7:09pm

Post #4 of 18 (602 views)
dwarves... [In reply to] Can't Post

...I think at the end we'll have enough of them, not bad but as is written in the books they are very similar so it will be a bit difficult to remember each one of them
and I hope PJ won't make them ridicolous as Gimli in some scenes (specially in EEs) of the trilogy
btw long live the dwarvesWink


Tol Eressea

Feb 14 2011, 7:35pm

Post #5 of 18 (615 views)
Brian Blessed rumours? [In reply to] Can't Post

I remember some people here suggesting Blessed for the role of Dáin a while back, but I don't think any solid rumours were ever reported.


Feb 14 2011, 7:42pm

Post #6 of 18 (603 views)
Dain and the Iron Mountain Dwarves [In reply to] Can't Post

I expect that Dain will be one of the last major supporting roles to be announced. He enters the story at a very late stage and is unlikely to appear at all until Part Two; but, more importantly, I don't think that the Battle of the Five Armies will be lensed until fairly late into the shoot. That makes his casting and its announcement a relatively low priority for Peter Jackson and company.


Feb 14 2011, 7:55pm

Post #7 of 18 (590 views)
Movie 1 minus Dain equals... [In reply to] Can't Post

"There has not been much casting for second-movie-only characters.//"

If we can take that as read then perhaps that's put paid to the chance of a prologue flashback to Azanulbizar in movie 1?

Still, there's always movie 2, and perhaps that's the best place to put any specific flashback to that character - perhaps while Thorin's holed up at the Lonely Mountain, recalling his cousin's earlier prowess in battle.

Tol Eressea

Feb 14 2011, 8:31pm

Post #8 of 18 (570 views)
For characters that are almost exclusively in Part 2 [In reply to] Can't Post

but have a very brief appearance in Part 1, I would expect that PJ will film their Part 1 appearance near the end of the Part 1 filming, just so they wouldn't have to fly into NZ for just a few shots

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Feb 14 2011, 9:08pm

Post #9 of 18 (596 views)
Joe Pesci as Dain? [In reply to] Can't Post

Joe Pesci would make a perfect Dain, and I would like to see him add some of his trademark psychopathic outbursts to the character... maybe stomping repeatedly on some goblins' heads while they're lying on the ground during the Battle of the Five Armies, screaming "go back to your ******* caves you ******* *****!" in a thick New York-accent.

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Grey Havens

Feb 14 2011, 9:12pm

Post #10 of 18 (657 views)
You know [In reply to] Can't Post

Pesci could work...lol. I also think Scottish comedian Billy Connolly would make a brilliant dwarf.


Feb 15 2011, 8:26pm

Post #11 of 18 (441 views)
One mad thought i had [In reply to] Can't Post

Was the possibility of Stephen Fry playing Dain. Although doubtless Dain will go through a rigorous auditioning process, Stephen Fry has become friendly with Peter Jackson and the team and i daresay Peter is aware of his performance as Melchett and the Duke of Wellington from Blackadder, credentials which could hardly hurt a claim to the role of Dain.

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Feb 16 2011, 8:31am

Post #12 of 18 (408 views)
We can only hope.// [In reply to] Can't Post


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Feb 16 2011, 9:55am

Post #13 of 18 (417 views)
dain [In reply to] Can't Post

dain is in it

Bard's case to Thorin


Feb 16 2011, 6:30pm

Post #14 of 18 (362 views)
BoB? // [In reply to] Can't Post



Feb 16 2011, 6:32pm

Post #15 of 18 (364 views)
That seals it. Thanks merlwynd! / [In reply to] Can't Post


Grey Havens

Feb 16 2011, 7:14pm

Post #16 of 18 (378 views)
Cool! [In reply to] Can't Post

Do you happen to know something we don't, or just guessing? Let us in on some juicy stuff like what other characters might be in the movies. Wink


Feb 17 2011, 4:24am

Post #17 of 18 (577 views)
um.... [In reply to] Can't Post


Bard's case to Thorin

The Shire

Jul 26 2011, 6:55pm

Post #18 of 18 (1136 views)
Dain in movie 1 and 2 [In reply to] Can't Post

He would HAVE to be in it. For crying out loud, they cast Azog......He kills Azog. I don't imagine the films wouldn't have some kind of prologue or flash backs dedicated to the dwarf history and their deep seeded hatred of goblins and orcs. Dain is the only one that glimpses the inside of Moria at that time and tells of Durin's bane. As far as film 2 goes. He comes to Thorin's (not to mention everyone's) aid at the battle of 5 armies and succeeds Thorin as king under the mountian. If these films are to tie the events between the LOTR trilogy and the Hobbit story, Dain is an important character and shouldn't be left out......That is UNLESS PJ and co. decide to change the story so that Thorin lives at the end. I hope not. I would think Gerard Butler would be a great choice for Dain Ironfoot.


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