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Worst LOTR rumors that (thankfully) didn't come true....or did

Flame of Udun

Dec 1 2012, 5:09pm

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Worst LOTR rumors that (thankfully) didn't come true....or did Can't Post

As I am in college now, I was unable to participate in the excitement of LOTR being released in theaters since my parents deemed me too young to see it at the time. So this question is particularly directed at those who followed all the rumors regarding LOTR while it was being made. Here is my question: What is the worst rumor(s) you remember being circulated around TORN or other LOTR rumor site that made you relieved when it didn't happen on the screen, or did that rumor(s) sneak its way into the films nevertheless and make your nightmare(s) come true?

"'Ai! ai!' wailed Legolas. 'A Balrog! A Balrog is come!'
Gimli stared with wide eyes. 'Durin's Bane!' he cried, and letting his axe fall he covered his face.
'A Balrog,' muttered Gandalf. 'Now I understand. What an evil fortune! And I am already weary.''


Dec 1 2012, 5:19pm

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I know you're looking for personal accounts... [In reply to] Can't Post

...and not dry facts. But I thought I'd point you to this page of the TORn History Mathom-house just for kicks:

It's not 100% complete but these are the rumors, reports, and rumblings I found while digging through TORn archives from its inception in May 1999 until Dec 2001 when FOTR came out.

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The Shire

Dec 2 2012, 10:21pm

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Original cast ideas [In reply to] Can't Post

Not really a rumor, but one look at the cast section of the Fellowship and reading the names of the actors originally asked to participate in the film...Sean Connery as Gandalf, Nic Cage as Aragorn...shudder at the thought.


Dec 4 2012, 6:19pm

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Nicolas Cage [In reply to] Can't Post

Soooooo glad that never came true. I'm not a fan of his at all.

"...and his first memory of Middle-earth was the green stone above her breast as she sang above his cradle while Gondolin was still in flower." -Unfinished Tales


Dec 9 2012, 8:20am

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Arwen at Helms Deep [In reply to] Can't Post

although you can still see her in at least one shot.

Rumor I did want was Daniel Day Lewis as Aragorn. Viggo was excellent within the context of the movie character but DDL is physically very similar to how Aragorn is described in the book.

I heard he was asked first even before Stuart Townsend but was not interested and/or available.


Dec 9 2012, 9:55am

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I was watching ROTK last night and remembered a rumour that ... [In reply to] Can't Post

A Nazgul was supposed to case Gandalf and Pippin from Rohan to Minas Tirith.

I'm not sure if that would've been a bad idea or not?

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Valandil ed Imladris

Dec 9 2012, 10:32am

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it's somewhat included in the film [In reply to] Can't Post

or, to be honest actually not, here's the quote:

"Three days, as the Nazgul flies and you better hope we don't have one of those on our backs."

Valandil ed Imladris

Dec 9 2012, 10:33am

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I want a picture of that Arwen shot [In reply to] Can't Post

if you have one Tongue


Dec 9 2012, 3:03pm

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ask and you shall receive [In reply to] Can't Post

A Closer Look - Arwen at Helm's Deep

Here's the best shot of Arwen fighting in front of Helm's Deep.

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Tol Eressea

Mar 13 2013, 12:52am

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

I just spent a couple of hours poking around there. Nothing like re-living the "old" days...


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