Our Sponsor Sideshow Collectibles Send us News
Lord of the Rings Tolkien
Search Tolkien
Lord of The RingsTheOneRing.net - Forged By And For Fans Of JRR Tolkien
Lord of The Rings Serving Middle-Earth Since The First Age

Lord of the Rings Movie News - J.R.R. Tolkien
Do you enjoy the 100% volunteer, not for profit services of TheOneRing.net?
Consider a donation!

  Main Index   Search Posts   Who's Online   Log in
The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Movie Discussion: The Hobbit:
So is this antagonist set up pretty much confirmed?

BiggieSmaug
The Shire

Nov 19 2012, 3:44am


Views: 1294
Shortcut
So is this antagonist set up pretty much confirmed? Can't Post

A lot of evidence is pointing towards The Hobbit's main villain being Sauron, and chronicling his rise and return to power using the Quest for Erebor as a reason to show it. And I also feel Sauron's motive in the films will be revealed to be reaching out to Smaug and trying to recruit him to his army. A lot of things I've noticed from interviews, soundtracks, and more:

1) Cumberbatch stating that the Necromancer is at the Battle of Five Armies (most critical piece of evidence).
2) Bolg in Dol Goldur
3) Mordor theme being prominent in the soundtrack.
4) The one ring theme being played for the ring. I don't feel Bilbo will see the ring and it will be subtle. The ring is too much a part of pop culture, and I believe its corruption/power will play a large element in the movies. This is also based off of Radagast in the trailer stating "A dark power has returned to the world."
5) From a movie perspective, three villains (Sauron, Smaug, Bolg) with separate motives affecting separate stories is weak. I feel that the filmmakers have decided they needed an overarching story/threat to the world. In this case, I think they will establish Sauron attempting to build a base in the Lonely Mountain and try to connect with Smaug.

Now I know a lot of people don't want this at all in the story, but I think convincing ourselves that Sauron will not be the main villain will be pointless. It seems very likely. And if this is truly going to be the direction these films take, I want to know what you guys think of it?


(This post was edited by BiggieSmaug on Nov 19 2012, 3:50am)

Subject User Time
So is this antagonist set up pretty much confirmed? BiggieSmaug Send a private message to BiggieSmaug Nov 19 2012, 3:44am
    I missed where Benedict Cumberbatch... Owain Send a private message to Owain Nov 19 2012, 4:32am
        Back in January. Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Nov 19 2012, 5:15am
            I really, really hope he's not there physically Niveous Send a private message to Niveous Nov 19 2012, 6:37am
            Oh yeah... I had forgotten this. Owain Send a private message to Owain Nov 19 2012, 9:53pm
    About the ring stargazer Send a private message to stargazer Nov 19 2012, 6:34am
    Sauron won't be the main antagonist DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 19 2012, 8:09am
    I think you're just guessing... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Nov 19 2012, 8:22am
    I don't agree... Eleniel Send a private message to Eleniel Nov 19 2012, 9:38am
    I'm very sanguine about the idea of Sauron Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Nov 19 2012, 10:07pm
        I had the idea Fardragon Send a private message to Fardragon Nov 20 2012, 7:33am
        And I've thus learned a new word today Rolfina Send a private message to Rolfina Nov 20 2012, 9:49am
            sang-win Fardragon Send a private message to Fardragon Nov 20 2012, 10:19am

 
 
 

Search for (options) Powered by Gossamer Forum v.1.2.3

home | advertising | contact us | back to top | search news | join list | Content Rating

This site is maintained and updated by fans of The Lord of the Rings, and is in no way affiliated with Tolkien Enterprises or the Tolkien Estate. We in no way claim the artwork displayed to be our own. Copyrights and trademarks for the books, films, articles, and other promotional materials are held by their respective owners and their use is allowed under the fair use clause of the Copyright Law. Design and original photography however are copyright © 1999-2012 TheOneRing.net. Binary hosting provided by Nexcess.net

Do not follow this link, or your host will be blocked from this site. This is a spider trap.