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Backstory for the Necromancer *spoilers*

DeadRabbits
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Jul 15 2013, 12:00pm


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Jackson: Were developing a lot more character and personality in the villain side of the story, too. We are having to deal with Sauron a little bit more specifically in this; how exactly he manifests himself and what form hes in, and how that is ultimately going to lead into what he becomes in the trilogy and what he has been in the ancient past. That is something we are absolutely dealing with, much more so than whats in the book.

The quote is from an interview in Empire Magazine, conducted in early 2009, when GDT was still attached to the project and he, PJ, FW and PB were in the middle of writing the scripts. I know that the scripts have been revised many times since then, but it still seems like PJ was very determined to give us a backstory for Sauron. If this turns out to be true, could we even get to see Benedict Cumberbatch as Annatar, and maybe even some of his other guises?

Sauron is one of my favorite Middle-Earth characters and to see PJ & Co dive a bit deeper into his past than in LOTR would be a dream come true - especially since people in general seem to think that he's nothing more than a big flaming eyeball.

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

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Backstory for the Necromancer *spoilers* DeadRabbits Send a private message to DeadRabbits Jul 15 2013, 12:00pm
    I truly hope to see such flashbacks Shagrat Send a private message to Shagrat Jul 15 2013, 12:33pm
        Yeah, a White Council meeting seems likely DeadRabbits Send a private message to DeadRabbits Jul 15 2013, 12:52pm
    Where should I sign to sell my soul for something like this? xxxyyy Send a private message to xxxyyy Jul 15 2013, 1:22pm
    Honestly I hope not Sinister71 Send a private message to Sinister71 Jul 15 2013, 1:28pm
        But PJ obviously intented these films to be about so much more than just Bilbo's journey... DeadRabbits Send a private message to DeadRabbits Jul 15 2013, 1:42pm
            Because Sauron is of little importance until LOTR IMO Sinister71 Send a private message to Sinister71 Jul 15 2013, 1:49pm
                Point taken DeadRabbits Send a private message to DeadRabbits Jul 15 2013, 2:05pm
                    IMO they should have done that in LOTR not the Hobbit. Sinister71 Send a private message to Sinister71 Jul 15 2013, 2:30pm
                        Yeah, they should have delved a little deeper into Sauron in LOTR... DeadRabbits Send a private message to DeadRabbits Jul 15 2013, 4:10pm
                            the magazine article your quoting is... Sinister71 Send a private message to Sinister71 Jul 16 2013, 2:52pm
                                Yes, they decided to make an extra film... xxxyyy Send a private message to xxxyyy Jul 17 2013, 1:00am
                        I'm afraid of this too... Salmacis81 Send a private message to Salmacis81 Jul 16 2013, 11:22pm
                            If there is a silver lining... cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Jul 17 2013, 1:07am
                                I'm not entirely in agreement with your assessment... Salmacis81 Send a private message to Salmacis81 Jul 17 2013, 1:42am
                                    I definitely see your concern there cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Jul 17 2013, 2:01am
                            Not sure LordGawain Send a private message to LordGawain Jul 17 2013, 2:59pm
                Well, try looking at it this way... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jul 15 2013, 2:12pm
        +1 on this point // Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jul 15 2013, 8:44pm
    Seeing Benedict playing Annatar and having a cruel trasformation in a flashback ala Gollum in ROTK? Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) Send a private message to Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) Jul 15 2013, 2:40pm
        Interesting idea - I like it ... but ... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Jul 15 2013, 3:54pm
            About Silmarilion rights Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) Send a private message to Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) Jul 15 2013, 4:34pm
                You're right, Sauron wasn't always "evil". DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Jul 15 2013, 6:23pm
        Well, not "ala Gollum" of course. So much potential in The Hobbit... I just don't get it. xxxyyy Send a private message to xxxyyy Jul 15 2013, 4:54pm
            Well Im not so sure that a plain adaptation of TH to the screen would have been so terrible Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) Send a private message to Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) Jul 15 2013, 5:29pm
                In my opinion.... droidsocket Send a private message to droidsocket Jul 15 2013, 7:19pm
                Sauron can take any form. xxxyyy Send a private message to xxxyyy Jul 15 2013, 11:18pm
                    KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!! Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) Send a private message to Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) Jul 16 2013, 10:32am
                        Combining his body of characters.... BlackCountry Send a private message to BlackCountry Jul 16 2013, 6:12pm
    Was Sauron's backstory even covered in the LOTR? malickfan Send a private message to malickfan Jul 15 2013, 3:36pm

 
 
 

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