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The Hobbit - An Unexpected franchise


Apr 4 2013, 1:22am

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The Hobbit - An Unexpected franchise Can't Post

What if you had to cast the Hobbit movie with characters from different franchises? Who would you cast as who?

Here are a couple of obvious choices, first two of which have been mentioned on these boards numerous times and made me think of this (well, that, or sleep deprivation...):

Thorin: Played by a Klingon from "Star Trek"

Bolg: Played by Beastman from "the Masters of the Universe"

and, of course, Dumbledore from "Harry Potter" would be the obvious choice for Gandalf (altough there are other, more interesting choices, like Santa Claus, or Väinämöinen from "the Kalevala")

Who else? Maybe Obelix from "Asterix and Obelix" could pull off a pretty good Bombur.

(This post was edited by Kullervo on Apr 4 2013, 1:31am)


Apr 4 2013, 1:45am

Post #2 of 13 (309 views)
Sonic the Hedgehog as Nori [In reply to] Can't Post

With some hair coloring changes of course.Wink

Hell hath no fury like a Dragon who is missing a cup.

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Apr 4 2013, 2:05am

Post #3 of 13 (304 views)
Honestly I think [In reply to] Can't Post

I would have cast...

Ian McShane - Thorin Oakenshield (Hands down over Richard Armitage)
James McAvoy - Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman was always my first choice but since we are changing them)
the dwarfs would be actors like
Brendan Gleeson
Brian Blessed
Clancy Brown
Neil Thackaberry
Ron Pearlman
Derek Jacobi or Patrick Stewart as Gandalf (can't really imagine anyone but McKellan but the two I said are pretty good and could probably pull it off)

Bout all I can think of right now.


Apr 4 2013, 2:05am

Post #4 of 13 (291 views)
Yes, Sonic would make a pretty good Nori :) [In reply to] Can't Post

And if Bolg is played by Beastman, then maybe the Necromancer could be played by Skeletor. Smile


Apr 4 2013, 2:08am

Post #5 of 13 (302 views)
Well... [In reply to] Can't Post

I think there have already been discussions elsewhere re
Elrond played by Spock
Thranduil played by Franknfurter ( "he's a sweet Thransvestite")
What about Smaug played by Dragon from Shrek, to get some "feminine energy into the movies" or
Thorin's pony played by Donkey?
Thranduil's elk played by Bambi
Just a few random and definitely sleep deprived thoughts

"Beneath the roof of sleeping leaves the dreams of trees unfold"

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Apr 4 2013, 2:08am

Post #6 of 13 (303 views)
Here is mine... [In reply to] Can't Post

Gandalf: The Dude
Bilbo: Bilbo from the Rankin Bass Hobbit
Thorin: Worf, Star Trek
Balin: Tim Allen as Santa Clause
Dwalin: Dwayne the Rock Johnson (himself)
Kili and Fili: The Olsen twins
Gloin: The Burger King
Oin: Hershall , The Walking Dead
Bofur: Attila the Hun, Night at the Museum
Bifur: Jagger
Bombur: Alan ,The Hangover
Dori Nori Ori: Curly Moe and Lary
Thrór: Scrooge Mcduck
Thrain: One Eye Billy, The Goonies
Radagast: Homless man with a golden voice
Goblin king: Jabba the Hutt
Azog: Francis from Pee-Wee's big adventure
Elrond: The Red Skull
Galadriel: Russian lady from Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Saurman: Dracula
Sebastian the hedgehog: God, Morgan Freeman

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Apr 4 2013, 2:13am

Post #7 of 13 (288 views)
Oh, I didn't see any other threads on this issue [In reply to] Can't Post

But those were some good picks! Bambi especially I think is an inspired choice.Smile


Apr 4 2013, 2:18am

Post #8 of 13 (283 views)
Haha! [In reply to] Can't Post

The Dude would make an awesome Gandalf! He would looove that pipe weed.Wink

Others that came to my mind:

The trolls Tom, Bert and William could be played by The Hulk, The Thing (from fantastic four) and... hmmm... Maybe the stay puft marshmallow man from Ghost Busters.

(This post was edited by Kullervo on Apr 4 2013, 2:19am)


Apr 4 2013, 2:22am

Post #9 of 13 (275 views)
No, there weren't any specific threads [In reply to] Can't Post

on this. One was a discussion of the sneak peek and I think there was another along the lines of Vulcans and elves, so just mentioned in passingSmile

"Beneath the roof of sleeping leaves the dreams of trees unfold"

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Apr 4 2013, 6:38am

Post #10 of 13 (231 views)
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Particularly after seeing their "Fairy Tale" episode, I always thought it would have been funny if The Monkees did a take on The Hobbit. Davy Jones would have made a ridiculously adorable Bilbo, Nesmith as Gandalf, Micky as Gollum, and Peter rotating as all of the dwarves. Crazy

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Apr 4 2013, 6:42am

Post #11 of 13 (230 views)
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PS Nearly wetting myself over:

"Azog: Francis from Pee-Wee's big adventure"

Made my day LaughLaugh


Apr 4 2013, 12:24pm

Post #12 of 13 (190 views)
Looney Tunes [In reply to] Can't Post

Bilbo Baggins ... Bugs Bunny
Thorin Oakenshield ... Yosemite Sam
Gandalf the Grey ... Foghorn Leghorn
Kili & Fili ... The Goofy Gophers
Bombur ... Porky Pig
William the Troll ... Gossamer (a.k.a. Rudolph) the Monster
Bert the Troll ... Hugo the Abominable Snowman
Tom the Troll ... Witch Hazel
Lord Elrond ... Sylvester
Great Goblin ... Tasmanian Devil
Gollum ... Daffy Duck
Lord of Eagles ... Henery Hawk
Beorn ... Pepé Le Pew
The Elvenking ... Tweety Pie
Master of Lake-town ... Wile E. Coyote
Bard the Bowman ... Elmer Fudd
Smaug ... Dragon (from "Knighty Knight Bugs")

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring


Apr 4 2013, 12:28pm

Post #13 of 13 (204 views)
Hehe... [In reply to] Can't Post

*Nerd alert*
Let's start with Star Trek...set phasers to FUN!

Azog: Khan
Galadriel: Doctor Carol Marcus.
The Necromancer: John Harr...never mind.Wink
Scotty (Simon Pegg) - Bilbo.
Bones (DeForest Kelley) - Elrond.
Wesley Crusher - Legolas.

The Walking Dead:
Legolas - Darryl
Tauriel - Lori
Little Elessar that we never saw in Rivendell - Carl
Bard - Rick Grimes.
Master of Laketown - Herschel
Azog - The Governor
Ori - Milton

The Big Bang Theory:
Leonard - Frodo
Sheldon - Elrond.
Stuart - Ori.
Howard - Gollum

Captain Mal - Thorin
Jayne - one of the trolls.
Badger - The Goblin King's little goblin-in-a-cart thing.
Simon - Kili

Some random stuff:
Fili - Zaphod Beeblebrox.
Beorn - Hagrid.
Ron and Harry - Fili and Kili.
Luke Skywalker - Legolas. They both do confused so well.Crazy

Frodo Of The Wall helped me make this. Thanks to her it's even geekier.

"Eala Earendel engla beorhtast
ofer middangeard monnum sended."

"You think you world is safe? It is an illusion. A comforting lie told to protect you. Enjoy these final moments of peace. For I have returned to have my vengeance. So, shall we begin? " - John Harrison/Khan/Sherlock/Smaug (Star Trek: Into Darkness)

(This post was edited by BoromirOfWinterfell on Apr 4 2013, 12:30pm)


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