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Sir Christopher Lee as Saruman...

Aragalen the Green
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Feb 19 2013, 2:04am


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in DOS and TABA. I was looking over some recent interviews with Christopher Lee, where he was talking about reprising his role as Saruman in The Hobbit movies, and he mentioned that traveling to New Zealand would be too difficult for him (I can't believe he is 90 years old!). So it appears that future appearances as Saruman would be filmed in London rather than New Zealand; and something occurred to me. Others may have thought of this as well, but now I wonder if the reason Radagast's character was introduced and expanded is to "support" Saruman in a way. I had heard a rumor that Saruman will not be at Dol Guldur (I've forgotten where I heard this). If Sir Christopher isn't able to be on set with Cate Blanchett and Ian McKellen for the attack on Dol Guldur, it would make sense to have another character take over some of the activity that Saruman should have participated in. Having another Wizard (Radagast) involved would be less of a toll on Sir Christopher to play the part, but still have a powerful Wizard presence at Dol Guldur.

Any thoughts or comments? Did anyone else hear that Sir Christopher won't be at Dol Guldur (and if so, where did you hear it)?
And if this has been addressed in another thread please let me know Blush

Thank you,
Aragalen the Green

'"Never laugh at live dragons, Bilbo you fool!" he said to himself, and it became a favourite saying of his later, and passed into a proverb.'


(This post was edited by Aragalen the Green on Feb 19 2013, 2:05am)

Subject User Time
Sir Christopher Lee as Saruman... Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Feb 19 2013, 2:04am
    Radagast as ersatz Saruman JWPlatt Feb 19 2013, 3:12am
        It may be Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Feb 19 2013, 4:08pm
            I agree with this, because Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Feb 20 2013, 11:33pm
                I agree with you too! Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Feb 21 2013, 12:36am
        I disagree Lindele Send a private message to Lindele Feb 19 2013, 4:45pm
            I agree with you julia0925 Send a private message to julia0925 Feb 19 2013, 8:03pm
                And he fought off the Witch King with ease, painjoiker Send a private message to painjoiker Feb 19 2013, 10:51pm
                    But ... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Feb 19 2013, 10:58pm
                Correction JWPlatt Feb 20 2013, 4:06am
                    Some liked him, some did not... painjoiker Send a private message to painjoiker Feb 20 2013, 11:47am
                    agree to disagree julia0925 Send a private message to julia0925 Feb 20 2013, 3:04pm
                    Wait, wait, what? irreality Send a private message to irreality Feb 20 2013, 5:52pm
                        Rabbits And Heads JWPlatt Feb 20 2013, 7:00pm
    Lee's scenes are probably all filmed already. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Feb 19 2013, 8:51am
    The casual audience won't understand stoutfiles Send a private message to stoutfiles Feb 19 2013, 1:13pm
    If he is involved in fighting, doubles and CGI would be used Seaber Send a private message to Seaber Feb 19 2013, 2:11pm
        Watered Down Magic JWPlatt Feb 19 2013, 3:22pm
            I would suggest that PJ has done the opposite NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Feb 19 2013, 3:52pm
        Yes indeed. I know for a fact... Thoromir Send a private message to Thoromir Feb 19 2013, 3:33pm
    saruman KingTurgon Send a private message to KingTurgon Feb 19 2013, 10:09pm
    He only filmed for 2 days sycorax82 Send a private message to sycorax82 Feb 20 2013, 12:55am
        He filmed for 4 days! painjoiker Send a private message to painjoiker Feb 20 2013, 1:26am

 
 
 

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