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Benedict Cumberbatch talks about Smaug and working with Martin
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f00
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Feb 29 2012, 10:21pm

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Benedict Cumberbatch talks about Smaug and working with Martin Can't Post

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1680152/the-hobbit-movie-stars.jhtml
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"It's a sort of wonderful ongoing process," he said. "I spent a lot of time recording voice as well as doing movements. So, it was sort of freeing; it was fun."


(This post was edited by f00 on Feb 29 2012, 10:24pm)


Voronwë_the_Faithful
Valinor

Feb 29 2012, 10:41pm

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Mo cap for two characters [In reply to] Can't Post

So much for him only doing voice work for the Necromancer! That changes everything that we have been thinking. Unless, of course, he was talking about yet another character. But I don't think so.

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duats
Grey Havens

Feb 29 2012, 10:41pm

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Did he just confirm mo-cap for The Necromancer? [In reply to] Can't Post

I was under the impression that he was only providing the voice.


vexx801
Rivendell

Feb 29 2012, 10:45pm

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Hmm. [In reply to] Can't Post

Seems that way.


musterd
The Shire

Mar 1 2012, 1:05am

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His comments on Martin [In reply to] Can't Post

Love what he said about Martin; that was sweet. Really looking forward to his Bilbo.


Xanaseb
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Mar 1 2012, 1:14am

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Darn videos only in the US!!!!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

darn video restrictions lol
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QuackingTroll
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Mar 1 2012, 1:18am

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Why mo-cap an already human-shaped character? [In reply to] Can't Post

Clearly the "nameless character" will be much more than just another Ring-wraith type creature. Why he'd need mo-cap as opposed to other techniques is interesting... How human will this thing look?

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Otaku-sempai
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Mar 1 2012, 2:31am

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


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Why mo-cap an already human-shaped character?



Why not? Gollum is human-shaped.


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Mar 1 2012, 2:32am

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Maybe he's also doing Roac. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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Milknut
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Mar 1 2012, 6:20am

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That's how I feel about everything on BBC. [In reply to] Can't Post

How dare they????!! Mad

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Mar 1 2012, 7:18am

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Thanks for the link! [In reply to] Can't Post

And welcome to TORn :)

So I guess it's confirmed that the Necromancer will be more than just a voice character. This sort of ties in with what Benedict said in a previous interview about the Necromancer going to the Battle of Five Armies. I guess the consolation is that the character remains "nameless".



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DanielLB
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Mar 1 2012, 8:06am

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Was that meant to be a joke? hahaha! [In reply to] Can't Post

Because all I can imagine now is BC walking round a studio flapping his arms up and down Laugh


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Mar 1 2012, 8:10am

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Gotta love the... [In reply to] Can't Post

method acting. Laugh

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FarFromHome
Valinor


Mar 1 2012, 9:42am

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Maybe it's no joke... [In reply to] Can't Post

He does say the mo-cap is for "another character, which will remain nameless" (not who will remain nameless), so maybe it's not a human. And if he does just mean the Necromancer, I'd have to wonder why he wouldn't mention the name, since he's talked about playing him a number of times before.

Besides, he'll have had to indulge in some wing-flapping anyway, to play Smaug, won't he?

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DanielLB
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Mar 1 2012, 9:45am

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I didn't think of that ..... [In reply to] Can't Post


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Besides, he'll have had to indulge in some wing-flapping anyway, to play Smaug, won't he?

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Xanaseb
Tol Eressea


Mar 1 2012, 10:33am

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oh yeah true true milknut, at least we can watch something of a better quality ;) [In reply to] Can't Post

Joking Wink

The Lord of the Hams:

There is only one lord of the ham...and he does not share ham

One Ham to ham them all and in the hamness ham them

If this is indeed the ham of the council, hamdor will fry it done.

This is no rabble of mindless porks, these are Hamak-Hai: their steak is thick, and their bacon broad

(courtesy of moreham and HamTheEast)



QuackingTroll
Valinor


Mar 1 2012, 1:23pm

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This is true... [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm not questioning their motives for using mo-cap, but speculating what this means about the character. Gollum needed mo-cap because of how thin and non-human he looks despite his shape. I wonder how human The Necromancer is going to look. Obviously, if he is simply missing a few fingers on one hand then mo-cap wouldn't be necessary.

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painjoiker
Grey Havens


Mar 1 2012, 1:27pm

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If the second one is not The Necromancer, [In reply to] Can't Post

I would guess it's one of the Trolls maybe?
Cumberbatch, Serkis and one more as the trolls?

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(This post was edited by painjoiker on Mar 1 2012, 1:28pm)


Carne
Tol Eressea

Mar 1 2012, 1:38pm

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Maybe [In reply to] Can't Post

He even says he is doing mo-cap for a character he can't talk about. Everyone knows he'll voice the Necromancer, so obviously he would say so.

Probably a cameo.


(This post was edited by Carne on Mar 1 2012, 1:38pm)


Faenoriel
Tol Eressea


Mar 1 2012, 1:53pm

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Good point [In reply to] Can't Post

Benedict playing the Necromancer, and the Necromancer being Sauron aren't exactly SPOILER stuff.

Let's assume he has been given a third character to play too.

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ShireHorse
Rohan

Mar 1 2012, 2:03pm

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Well, I think that BC is the type to make a "literary" joke. [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm pretty sure that the second character is the Necromancer and BC is being a bit tongue-in-cheek. In Rider Haggard's "She", Ayesha is a sorceress and is referred to only as She Who Must Be Obeyed and, of course, Voldemort, The Dark Lord of Harry Potter, is called He Who Must Not Be Named.

Not only is this BC's little joke but it means he can avoid revealing whether the character will be called The Necromancer or Sauron or Whoever.


painjoiker
Grey Havens


Mar 1 2012, 2:14pm

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He is one of the trolls I tell you!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

TROLLS! :D

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QuackingTroll
Valinor


Mar 1 2012, 2:36pm

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He simply doesn't want to spoil it for non-book fans... [In reply to] Can't Post

Which is great. I've said before that I loved the shock a lot of non-comic fans had when Harvey Dent changed in The Dark Knight. Just because fans already know what's going to happen, it doesn't mean you have to spoil it for those that don't.

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Theodred
Lorien


Mar 1 2012, 9:59pm

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The video of the interview is now on YouTube: [In reply to] Can't Post

You can find it here:


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Milknut
Rohan


Mar 3 2012, 12:21am

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Hm, maybe he just wasn't sure what he could talk about. [In reply to] Can't Post

Regardless, I would LOVE to see him and Andy do two trolls. That would be the epic-est ever. Smile

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