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Why new character Beorn will become the real hero of The Hobbit trilogy

AncalagontheBlack
Rohan

Sep 16 2013, 2:31pm

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Why new character Beorn will become the real hero of The Hobbit trilogy Can't Post

http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/why-character-beorn-become-real-hero-hobbit-trilogy-103000776.html


RosieLass
Valinor


Sep 16 2013, 3:42pm

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I hope not. [In reply to] Can't Post

The movie isn't about Beorn any more than it's about Thranduil and the Elves.

Let Beorn (and the Elves) stay as a minor character where he belongs.

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Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Sep 16 2013, 3:54pm

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Break-out role? [In reply to] Can't Post

Once the company enters Mirkwood, there won't be anything further for Beorn to do until his re-appearance for the Battle of the Five Armies in The Hobbit: There and Back Again. His role is still very much a supporting one.

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AncalagontheBlack
Rohan

Sep 16 2013, 4:21pm

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beorn description article from TORN home page [In reply to] Can't Post

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2013/09/16/78795-a-description-of-the-face-of-beorn/


AncalagontheBlack
Rohan

Sep 16 2013, 4:26pm

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Minor role [In reply to] Can't Post

I think the article is meaning he will be a fan favorite more than anything. In the grand scheme, even with the expansions hinted at in articles he will have a very limited amount of screen time. I still think it will mostly revolve around the first encounter and his arrival and turning the tide at the BoFA. There will likely be additional discussion and concern with Gandalf about, Mirkwood, Dol Guldor, and the Necromancer and maybe some material in him relaying the increasing activity of Goblins and Orcs in Misty Mountains, possibly some involvement in the White Council story line but in total that will still be minor. Assuming similar running times for movies 2 and three, I doubt he will total 20 minutes of 8 hours of movie. That is still very minor but yet enough where he may become a fan favorite.


(This post was edited by AncalagontheBlack on Sep 16 2013, 4:29pm)


dormouse
Half-elven


Sep 16 2013, 4:39pm

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Well, it's journalistic overstatement, isn't it... [In reply to] Can't Post

All it means is that Beorn will be a strong, dramatic character - and why not? He's unique in Tolkien's writing, and I don't doubt that they will be aiming for a look and performance that takes the audience's breath away. Anything else would be a let down and a failure to exploit what's in the book.

The way Beorn is being kept under wraps suggests to me that they are excited by what they've created and don't want to give away too much about him beforehand. It's all sounding good to me. But as for the real hero? No, that's Bilbo, and always will be - in the film, I believe, as well as the book (even though he would be the first to say that he's no hero. But it is his story).


AncalagontheBlack
Rohan

Sep 16 2013, 4:42pm

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I agree [In reply to] Can't Post

I just liked the headline. Smile


dormouse
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Sep 16 2013, 4:44pm

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Fair enough! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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Sep 16 2013, 4:46pm

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wrapping paper removal in-progress. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Semper Fi
Rohan


Sep 16 2013, 4:56pm

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Agreed. Fan favorite =/= hero of the story [In reply to] Can't Post

By that logic Boba fett would be the hero of Star Wars OT and he certianly isn't. he's only the fan favorite.

besides, a movie titled The Hobbit shouldn't be about a were-bear.

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AncalagontheBlack
Rohan

Sep 16 2013, 5:02pm

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Good comparison [In reply to] Can't Post

I think the Beorn/Boba Fett comparison is very good and probably what the author of that article was attempting to convey. Boba Fett's character has had an occult following sine Empire Strikes Back even though he only spoke a few words in the original movies and had a hand full of minutes of screen time. I actually think Beorn's role will be a little more involved than Boba's role but there must be a feeling by actors, crew and those that have seen him that he will be a very compelling character and be dominating during the screen time his role allows.


(This post was edited by AncalagontheBlack on Sep 16 2013, 5:05pm)


Rembrethil
Tol Eressea


Sep 16 2013, 5:16pm

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Boba Fett: the warlock? [In reply to] Can't Post

I think you meant 'cult', not 'occult'.

Though my mind just had a few visions of him leaning over a boiling cauldron. Or people trying to revive him by occult means. Chuckles either way!!


AncalagontheBlack
Rohan

Sep 16 2013, 5:19pm

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Warlock Boba? [In reply to] Can't Post

Could be interesting but thanks, I did mean cult.Smile


Semper Fi
Rohan


Sep 16 2013, 8:18pm

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Lucas is kicking himself for not thinking of that [In reply to] Can't Post

when he came up with Boba clones. They could've jumped out of magic couldron instead of Kamino lab. Laugh

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Bumblingidiot
Rohan

Sep 16 2013, 10:24pm

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Beorn [In reply to] Can't Post

is a very interesting character. I'd expect him to be particularly popular with North American audiences.

I hope we get to see the bees and the bee meadows.

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Ziggy Stardust
Gondor


Sep 17 2013, 12:40am

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As much as I like Beorn, he's only part of the film, not the focus. But tell that to Tauriel. Tongue


Snaga
Lorien


Sep 17 2013, 9:37pm

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Which brings to mind the question..... [In reply to] Can't Post


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The way Beorn is being kept under wraps suggests to me that they are excited by what they've created and don't want to give away too much about him beforehand.



How much of Beorn do you supposed we will see in the extended trailer or trailers as December nears?

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AncalagontheBlack
Rohan

Sep 17 2013, 9:54pm

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not much [In reply to] Can't Post

I think it will be very little, a flash if we see anything at all. We might see some discussion and excitement expressed by PJ and Persbrandt's fellow actors in interviews that lead up to the release of the movie.

 
 

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