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Mikael Persbrandt is going back to New Zealand next year for more The Hobbit!
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DeadRabbits
Lorien


Sep 4 2012, 6:59am

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Mikael Persbrandt is going back to New Zealand next year for more The Hobbit! Can't Post

Found this on the Swedish movie site MovieZine (it's my own homemade translation, so please don't be to hard on me about grammar, spelling and so forth):

Persbrandt is going back for more The Hobbit

Meanwhile, the studio has restricted him from talking about Peter Jackson's movies.

When Peter Jackson returns to Middle Earth approximately a decade after Lord of the Rings, our very own Mikael Persbrandt is onboard to play Beorn. Recently, the two movies became three and several of the actors are being called back for reshoots. Persbrandt is among those:

- I'm going back to New Zealand to shoot more scenes, that's already been decided, he tells MovieZine.se.

IMDb has now listed Persbrandt as participating in all the three movies. The actor doesn't know yet if the extra movie involves a bigger role and more Beorn on the big screen, or if it's just pickup shoots that lies ahead.

- I don't really know what it means. They have to cut somewhere to make number one, two and three. They've already got a lot of material. But I'm sure it's go to be pretty d**n good, he says.

Other than that, it's hard to make Mikael Persbrandt say anything else about the trilogy. The studio has restricted everyone from talking before the first movie has its premiere in December.

- It's not that I don't want to talk, I'm not allowed to. You'll have to wait until the premiere.

The character Beorn, portraied by Mikael Persbrandt in Peter Jackson's trilogy about The Hobbit, is a man who can turn himself into a bear. He's on the good side, and on the first official picture of Beorn you can see him next to Ian McKellen's Gandalf.

Now now Bill, you swore this was a battle between warriors, not a bunch of miss nancies, so warriors is what I brought


DanielLB
Immortal


Sep 4 2012, 7:19am

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

Well, we already knew that they were going to film more scenes for the BO5A before the third film was announced. I presume this is what he still has to film next year?

Not sure what else they could film with him, since they already have Beorn's House in the can if it's going to be in An Unexpected Journey.


Fardragon
Rohan

Sep 4 2012, 7:23am

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Beorn [In reply to] Can't Post

It occurred to me that Beorn might be recruited for the assault on Dol Guldur, which would explain an expanded role in the second film.

The trouble with all these wizards and elf lords is they are less easy for the audience to identify with than a mortal.

A Far Dragon is the best kind...


DanielLB
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Sep 4 2012, 7:33am

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Would Beorn be so easily convinced to partake in both [In reply to] Can't Post

The Battle of Dol Guldur, and The Battle of the Five Armies?


MatthewJer18
Rohan

Sep 4 2012, 7:37am

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I wouldn't mind more Beorn at all. I wonder what he's filming, though. [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Earl
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Sep 4 2012, 7:57am

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The Yule feast during the return journey (I wish) :) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



The Plan 9 Interview... in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the release of The Fellowship of the Ring.


Fardragon
Rohan

Sep 4 2012, 8:02am

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Sure [In reply to] Can't Post

He may be antisocial, but he hates goblins. And Radagast is his friend.

He didn't have to be "persuaded" to join the Bo5A - he just turned up.

A Far Dragon is the best kind...


dormouse
Half-elven


Sep 4 2012, 8:05am

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Oh yes - me too! [In reply to] Can't Post

If they follow Bilbo's homeward journey as it is in the book, that would be the best treat of all for me and the best reason for extra filming!


DanielLB
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Sep 4 2012, 8:05am

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Even more reason why [In reply to] Can't Post

Radagast would need to die at Dol Guldur. We can't have a major battle at Dol Guldur with everyone walking away injury free. Terribly boring otherwise.


Fardragon
Rohan

Sep 4 2012, 8:16am

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no [In reply to] Can't Post

to big a contradiction to LotR books.

A severely injured Legolas is possible though.

A Far Dragon is the best kind...


DanielLB
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Sep 4 2012, 8:20am

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And the films aren't already? ;-) / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


TomthePilgrim
Rohan


Sep 4 2012, 1:44pm

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stop . . . . . . . . it . . . . . . . . . . [In reply to] Can't Post

 


The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began
Now far ahead the Road has gone
And I must follow, if I can

"Thorin sat up with a start. 'Something is not right,' he muttered to himself as he stood up and
looked towards the mirror . . . . . . . . . 'Durin's bones', he gasped, 'what's happened to my beard?'"


TomthePilgrim
Rohan


Sep 4 2012, 1:45pm

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Me too! [In reply to] Can't Post

 


The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began
Now far ahead the Road has gone
And I must follow, if I can

"Thorin sat up with a start. 'Something is not right,' he muttered to himself as he stood up and
looked towards the mirror . . . . . . . . . 'Durin's bones', he gasped, 'what's happened to my beard?'"


DanielLB
Immortal


Sep 4 2012, 1:55pm

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I honestly think it's a good idea! (spoilers) [In reply to] Can't Post

We already know that the production team think that Radagast is going to be one of the most popular characters in this trilogy. He's a new Middle-earth wizard, that is extraordinarily different to Gandalf and Saruman. One way to boost his popularity is by making the audience love him. That way, when he is unexpectedly killed off at Dol Guldur, people are going to be shocked. For it to work successfully, you would (ideally) kill him off in film 3, so that the audience had enough time to become sympathetic over the character - it would need a strong emotional impact for it to work (otherwise it would be a pointless death). However, the deaths of film 3 should be reserved for Thorin, and Fili and Kili. If Radagast was killed in film 1, would anyone care? Probably not - people would think he's pretty useless. Killing him off in film 2 might be better.

At the same time, having Radagast just leave would also be dramatic. Refusing to to help in the rest of the War of the Ring would match Tolkien's character excellently.

No, he doesn't have to die. But I don't think PJ can resist it. Wink


(This post was edited by DanielLB on Sep 4 2012, 2:04pm)


Earl
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Sep 4 2012, 2:03pm

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*gasp* I think you forgot the spoiler tag... [In reply to] Can't Post

... I was reading your post and thought how lucky I was to have already read the book Unimpressed Smile



The Plan 9 Interview... in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the release of The Fellowship of the Ring.


DanielLB
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Sep 4 2012, 2:05pm

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Added it in. Sorry Earl :-) / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Fardragon
Rohan

Sep 4 2012, 2:05pm

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even if you ignore Radagast being very much alive at the beginning of the next book [In reply to] Can't Post

he isn't really mortal to begin with. The death of the mortal body of an immortal spirit who could be sent back at any time doesn't have a great deal of impact, does it?

Tauriel is a much better candidate to be Jossed.

Or just kill of a different pair of supporting dwarves, just to keep people guessing.

A Far Dragon is the best kind...


TomthePilgrim
Rohan


Sep 4 2012, 2:05pm

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1) it'll screw up the poor kids who PJ has already confused . . . they see the films and then decide to read the books . . .
(what? Who's this Glorfindel guy? Faramir doesn't take them to Osgiliath? Radagast is in the LOTR? He died! What a hack . . .) Mad

2) I'll loose my street cred if I bawl like a baby in the theatre . . . Evil


The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began
Now far ahead the Road has gone
And I must follow, if I can

"Thorin sat up with a start. 'Something is not right,' he muttered to himself as he stood up and
looked towards the mirror . . . . . . . . . 'Durin's bones', he gasped, 'what's happened to my beard?'"


DanielLB
Immortal


Sep 4 2012, 2:07pm

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Kill 'em both off [In reply to] Can't Post

Tauriel can die in the Battle of the Five Armies, and good old Radagast can flutter off as the moth.


Earl
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Sep 4 2012, 2:08pm

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Ha! No worries... [In reply to] Can't Post

... trying to manage spoilers is like fighting a really vague battle, but I think when it comes to mentioning character deaths, the lines tend to become ever so slightly clearer Wink



The Plan 9 Interview... in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the release of The Fellowship of the Ring.


DanielLB
Immortal


Sep 4 2012, 2:10pm

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We can loose it together... [In reply to] Can't Post


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2) I'll loose my street cred if I bawl like a baby in the theatre . . . Evil


Not that I had any to start off with!

It's the same for any film adaptation though - a book-to-film adaptation always has to loose a character (or two ... or three ...) or a storyline. Wink



DanielLB
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Sep 4 2012, 2:12pm

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It's hard to remember that something so simple (to me) can still be a spoiler to someone else! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm always pretty useless at spoiler tags Cool


TomthePilgrim
Rohan


Sep 4 2012, 2:24pm

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no. [In reply to] Can't Post

. . . nor do I want the Dol Guldur stuff turn into a psuedo-'Thriller' video or vampire movie . . . but this really belongs on another thread . . . Unsure


The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began
Now far ahead the Road has gone
And I must follow, if I can

"Thorin sat up with a start. 'Something is not right,' he muttered to himself as he stood up and
looked towards the mirror . . . . . . . . . 'Durin's bones', he gasped, 'what's happened to my beard?'"


mandel
Rivendell


Sep 4 2012, 2:31pm

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Maybe there are things they left out in the two-film cut... [In reply to] Can't Post

...that they've decided to include for the three-film cut.

I'm really hoping to get a glimpse of the Bear Moot: the shot of Gandalf standing before Beorn in his bear form (which never happens in the book) gives me hope.

And, if there aren't ponies and dogs serving the company dinner, I'll be pretty disappointed.


Carne
Tol Eressea

Sep 4 2012, 2:36pm

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Yup [In reply to] Can't Post

Filming BO5A next year and some additional footage for the second film.

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