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Casting for Aragorn
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skyofcoffeebeans
Bree

May 20, 11:10pm

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No reason why they shouldn’t [In reply to] Can't Post

They’re characters with little to zero attributes in a fantasy world with 97% male representation and 3% female.


Fereth
Rivendell


May 21, 1:35am

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I won't say no to more ladies, but [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't think we need a gender swap on the twins. Just give Arwen a bigger and more proactive role. And, if this is a continuation of the PJ films, give Tauriel a chance at a better arc.


No One in Particular
Rivendell


May 21, 2:11am

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

But that's just the sort of thing film makers do nowadays.

I understand the reasons for it, but I'd prefer new female characters rather than changing the established ones.

While you live, shine
Have no grief at all
Life exists only for a short while
And time demands an end.
Seikilos Epitaph


Ataahua
Superuser


May 21, 2:28am

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Can you image a TV season on Morwen's story? [In reply to] Can't Post

(The Morwen from the books, not TTT film.)

A pretty grim tale, but a fascinating one about the strength of a woman during very hard times. And it would include the story of Neinor and Turin.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Eledhwen
Forum Admin


May 21, 1:47pm

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I'd quite like them to fill in the gaps [In reply to] Can't Post

After all in the appendices we find out the basics about his childhood, and then up pops a fully-fledged warrior who is able to go and serve Thengel and Ecthelion - I think it would be good to see something of what makes him that man, his toils against Sauron, his developing friendship with Gandalf, etc. It almost calls for a Crown-esque dual casting, of one actor to play Aragorn at the age he first meets Arwen, and then of the Aragorn who becomes Thorongil and ventures into Harad and Mordor and becomes somewhat "grim to look upon".

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Otaku-sempai
Immortal


May 21, 2:24pm

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Aragorn in early and mid-20s [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm not averse to following Aragorn as he takes leave of his mother and the folk of Rivendell, through those first few years as he befriends Gandalf and perhaps meets Tom Bombadil and Goldberry, and is maybe first seen in Bree and on the Barrow-downs. I just don't know what plans are in place with the producers at Amazon.

"I may be on the side of the angels, but do not think for one second that I am one of them." - Sherlock


Plurmo
Rohan

May 21, 11:27pm

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I see a pattern. [In reply to] Can't Post

When they change an existing character (which they certainly will, anyway,) they damage it, but they are constrained to certain limits.

But when they create a character they go to the full extent of whatever they think it should be, and they are always wrong.

I am sure they will disappoint. I would rather have a little less of it.


MoreMorgoth
The Shire

May 21, 11:39pm

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use the OFF switch [In reply to] Can't Post


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When they change an existing character (which they certainly will, anyway,) they damage it, but they are constrained to certain limits.

But when they create a character they go to the full extent of whatever they think it should be, and they are always wrong.

I am sure they will disappoint. I would rather have a little less of it.


That is why they have an on/off switch on your TV. I would hope purists use the latter one and spare us what we went through with the first series of films.


Plurmo
Rohan

May 22, 3:20am

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C'mon, rejoice! The agony of us purists shall be your delight! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


No One in Particular
Rivendell


May 23, 1:22am

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You make a fair arguement... [In reply to] Can't Post


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When they change an existing character (which they certainly will, anyway,) they damage it, but they are constrained to certain limits.

But when they create a character they go to the full extent of whatever they think it should be, and they are always wrong.

I am sure they will disappoint. I would rather have a little less of it.


I agree, when they create whole cloth they give free reign to their creativity, and not always to the best effect. But I would still prefer new characters over gender swapping existing ones.

While you live, shine
Have no grief at all
Life exists only for a short while
And time demands an end.
Seikilos Epitaph


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


May 26, 10:31pm

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Other Casing [In reply to] Can't Post

How about Astrid Bergès-Frisbey (age 32; The Sea Wall; Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) for Arwen--assuming she can manage Standard Received Pronunciation? She has an elven look about her.

"I may be on the side of the angels, but do not think for one second that I am one of them." - Sherlock


Maciliel
Valinor


May 28, 10:29pm

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how about saoirse ronan finally getting to be an elf? [In reply to] Can't Post

how about casting saoirse ronan so she finally gets her shot at being an elf (and we are blessed with seeing her wonderful acting skill in middle earth)?

cheers --

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aka. fili orc-enshield
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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


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


May 29, 2:18am

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Sure! [In reply to] Can't Post

If she's available, I'd be all for Saoirse Ronan getting such a role.

"I may be on the side of the angels, but do not think for one second that I am one of them." - Sherlock


Maciliel
Valinor


May 30, 4:44am

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another one -- jeffrey combs [In reply to] Can't Post

 
brad dourif is certainly talented, but i am such a fan of the diverse and highly nuanced work of jeffrey combs. we missed out on his interpretation of wormtongue, but we still have a chance to have him breathe magnificent life into a middle earth character.

would +love+ to have him aboard in +any+ capacity.

cheers --


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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


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


May 30, 2:02pm

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Jeffrey Combs [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm often a little nervous about American actors in such roles, but I have to admit that Brad Dourif performed magnificently as Wormtongue. I wonder if you have a specific part in mind?

"I may be on the side of the angels, but do not think for one second that I am one of them." - Sherlock


Tseon
Registered User


Jun 7, 7:10pm

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I always thought [In reply to] Can't Post

That Alexander Skarsgård could be a younger Aragorn, and I think he resembles Viggo a little bit, maybe the resemblance was the reason why I thought that all along?


Ataahua
Superuser


Jun 7, 10:11pm

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Well he's certainly got the chin and cheekbones for it. :) [In reply to] Can't Post

But yeah, nice call. And welcome to the discussion boards! :)

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Jun 7, 11:55pm

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Alexander Skarsgård? [In reply to] Can't Post

My issue with Skarsgård is that he's arguably old enough at this point (age 41) to actually play Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings. Great dream casting, but maybe not for the actual show.

"I may be on the side of the angels, but do not think for one second that I am one of them." - Sherlock


Fichtenbrenner
The Shire


Jun 9, 11:33pm

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If Alexander is rather too old [In reply to] Can't Post

Then what about his younger brother Bill?


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Jun 10, 12:09am

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Bill Skarsgård [In reply to] Can't Post

Well, Bill seems to be in the right age range. He looks less like my personal vision of Aragorn, but if he's got the acting chops, let him at it!

"I may be on the side of the angels, but do not think for one second that I am one of them." - Sherlock


Tseon
Registered User


Jun 15, 5:04pm

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Thanks! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thank you for the welcome! Usually I'm more like a lurker an just keep reading :D


Tseon
Registered User


Jun 15, 5:14pm

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I agree [In reply to] Can't Post

For me, he looks less like my personal vision of Aragorn too, but it could turn out great at it



Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Jul 11, 4:09pm

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Sabastian Stan for Aragorn? [In reply to] Can't Post

I know that Sabastian Stan (Bucky Barnes, the Winter Soldier in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) is aged 35, but might he be able to play Aragorn?



"For a brief time I was here; and for a brief time I mattered." - Harlan Ellison

(This post was edited by Otaku-sempai on Jul 11, 4:10pm)

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