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New picture of Thranduil?


Oct 10 2013, 3:15pm

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New picture of Thranduil? Can't Post


Also found Bard:



Oct 10 2013, 3:22pm

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About time! [In reply to] Can't Post

Ooooooh - nice! That's the Thranduil I was expecting, and nice one of Bard too. Love the rings Thranduil is wearing, and the sword. Hope these are real and we will see new
high-res publicity images soon - including the dwarves, not just "new" characters. Tho it'd be tough IMO to top the AUJ series of dwarf images except for the infamous all-dwarf poster.
I'm still smarting over that Photoshop job as opposed to doing a real all-dwarf image (how hard would it have been to just get everyone together in costume?)

Anyway, thanks!Cool

(This post was edited by Avandel on Oct 10 2013, 3:30pm)


Oct 10 2013, 5:07pm

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Nice one of Thranduil in particular [In reply to] Can't Post

I love the rings and the details of the costume.

Thanks very much for posting this.

More (please)? Smile


Oct 10 2013, 5:25pm

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Many thanks! [In reply to] Can't Post

Nice pictures indeed - and agree with the others that Thranduil's image is particularly better than Bard's (not photoshoppedLaugh)

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(This post was edited by Arandir on Oct 10 2013, 5:25pm)

Tol Eressea

Oct 10 2013, 5:35pm

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Interesting... [In reply to] Can't Post

The picture of Bard looks great but something about the picture of Thranduil looks strange to me. I've seen a picture very similar to that one and he's posed in a similar position but the outfit is slightly different. I'm not even sure how to put this...It's almost like this new pic doesn't so much look like Thranduil, but rather Lee Pace in a Thranduil costume...does that even make sense? It's mostly the wig and the outfit that look off to me. Maybe it was an early photo or something while they were still tweaking Thranduil's look or something? I don't know, maybe it's just the lighting...or maybe it's just me. I've been sick this week and my brain feels a little fried!Crazy

Anyway, enough with my random ramblings...Where did you find these?


Oct 10 2013, 5:52pm

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Thranduil's lace on the Shoulder?
Very Spider WEBy..

Now we know for sure that Bard
Sneaks the Company through Sentries,
into Laketown..

Tol Eressea

Oct 10 2013, 6:05pm

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As Bomby says... spider-webby jacket and arachnid rings... [In reply to] Can't Post

Why is Thranduil celebrating the deadly foes on his doorstep in his personal wardrobe? Surely it's not the hunter trophy idea? Don't tell me he has stuffed arachnids on the walls as well!

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Victoria Monfort

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Oct 10 2013, 6:37pm

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Thranduil's outfit [In reply to] Can't Post

His crown has blue leaves not orange.And I think he has the same outfit as in AUJ


Oct 10 2013, 7:03pm

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It looks [In reply to] Can't Post

Like the same one in AUJ just black. It appears to be somewhat photo shopped or maybe just cut? Maybe it has been cropped and that's why it looks a little off? Not sure...love the picture but I have to say there is something a little off on it.....maybe just the color??? Humm....

Do not meddle in the affairs of Dragons, for thou are crunchy and taste good with ketchup!


Oct 10 2013, 7:07pm

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thranduil's sword [In reply to] Can't Post

it looks rather uncomfortable to hold. it (technically) has a hilt, but it looks like it has no hand grip, and is flat (rather than with smoothed edges).


aka. fili orc-enshield
the scene, as i understand it, is exceptionally well-written. fili (in sort of a callback to the scene with the eagles), calls out "thorRIIIIIIN!!!" just as he sees the pale orc veer in for the kill. he picks up the severed arm of an orc which is lying on the ground, swings it up in desperation, effectively blocking the pale orc's blow. and thus, forever after, fili is known as "fili orc-enshield."

this earns him deep respect from his hard-to-please uncle. as well as a hug. kili wipes his boots on the pale orc's glory box. -- maciliel telpemairo

Tol Eressea

Oct 10 2013, 7:19pm

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That's exactly what it looks like! [In reply to] Can't Post

Maybe he's trying to start a fashion trend!Wink


Oct 10 2013, 8:09pm

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I can't be the only one who thinks... [In reply to] Can't Post

that Bard looks like Orlando Bloom's character in the Pirates movies...right?

 photo Desolation-of-Smaug2_zpsc1584ee1.jpg
Tauriel: So let me get this straight sir, this Elwen girl is back on something called TORn, and rather than just tell her to stop stalking you, you'd like me to show up in a movie I have no business being in as a ploy to distract her, and nevermind the wrath of countless Tolkien fans who will be calling for my destruction?

Legolas: That about sums it up. Besides, some people might like you. Oh, and to be on the safe side, can we pretend to be a couple too?


Oct 10 2013, 8:22pm

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I thought so at first... [In reply to] Can't Post

... but since I saw more of him, especially when he talks, there is imho only a very superifical resemblance left.

A dragon is no idle fancy. Whatever may be his origins, in fact or invention, the dragon in legend is a potent creation of mens imagination, richer in significance than his barrow is in gold. J.R.R. Tolkien

Words of wisdom that should be remembered - both by critics, purists and anyone in between.


Oct 10 2013, 10:13pm

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Yo ho ho [In reply to] Can't Post

Not so much up close, and to me Bard is far craggier than the handsome Will. Not saying Bard is unattractive, mind you. But POTC did pop into my head re the picture "The only rules that really matter are these: what a man can do and what a man can't do. For instance, you can accept that these stubborn *bleep* dwarves are going to get into Erebor, and stir up a bad-tempered great big flying lizard who is going to come looking for some stir-fry, and you're going to have to hope REALLY HARD you don't miss. Or at least have plenty of marshmallows on hand."


Oct 11 2013, 5:13am

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Interesting thing about his Sword... [In reply to] Can't Post

The cut-out areas,behind the Blade..
are Elivish in look.

None of the other Swords have cut-outs,,or
Negative Spaces (In Art Terms)...
Which makes this Sword Unique!

I think the Curvy look is Known as a "French Curve" from Art & Architecture School.

This factor Separates it from ALL the Other Swords in All 4 Movies...

This WayCool idea, probably was created by John Howe
who designed the Weaponry..

Go, Go John,
Wonderful Idea.
...it's sooo Great to have him, and Of Course
Alan Lee ...
the Most incredible team
to have designing for PJ&Co.

Bomby thinks is soo.Fine that these Two
(Who hadn't even met? before hired)
are probably as close to each other
as two can be.


Oct 11 2013, 5:31am

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The same elven smith [In reply to] Can't Post

...must have made Tauriel's twin daggers, Bomby:

Craftsmanship for dispatching orcs and spiders.

Don't mess with my favorite female elf.


Oct 11 2013, 5:37am

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Farm, Freakin' OUT! [In reply to] Can't Post

Had NOT seen those yet!!

Thang you Berry Buch!

BADass Much?


Oct 11 2013, 9:49am

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well [In reply to] Can't Post

Not only Thranduil and tauriel have cut out swords.. Tauriel's crew aswell as the whole army and the guards figthing azog+ the guards with the shields.

Legolas is the exception by not having holes in his daggers.


Oct 11 2013, 10:57pm

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ooooo pretty! [In reply to] Can't Post

I love the elven style! I was disappointed they didn't replicate arwen's dagger; hopefully Tauriel's daggers will be.

"Why, to think of it, we're in the same tale still! It's going on. Don't the great tales never end?" -Samwise


Oct 12 2013, 2:08am

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They are indeed [In reply to] Can't Post

If you look closely you can see the price: $149. Available some time this month. Also apparently her bow (price not yet released), which is what I really want!

Don't mess with my favorite female elf.


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