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Aragorn fighting Sauron at the Black Gate


Jun 20 2018, 2:22am

Post #1 of 9 (4367 views)
Aragorn fighting Sauron at the Black Gate Can't Post

in the behind the scenes stuff, it is shown that originally Aragorn was to fight Sauron himself at the Black Gate, and not the CGI troll. I am curious what the reaction here would have been if that had been the case?

On one hand, it sounds pretty dang cool and a neat bookend to the FOTR prologue.

On the other hand, it might have taken away from Frodo's journey as well.


Jun 20 2018, 1:08pm

Post #2 of 9 (4289 views)
Not cool at all in my opinion... [In reply to] Can't Post

Glad, that they reworked that scene, as well as Arwen in Helm's Deep.

Chen G.

Jun 22 2018, 3:42pm

Post #3 of 9 (4225 views)
I dunno [In reply to] Can't Post

On the one hand, its a nice summation of Aragorn's story. On the other hand, I'm happy with the finished version where there's still a battle of wits between Aragorn and Sauron, both with the Palantir and later in front of the gates.

Hamfast Gamgee
SnevaH Yerg

Jun 22 2018, 11:04pm

Post #4 of 9 (4195 views)
i'm not sure [In reply to] Can't Post

That Sauron in any format would come and physically fight himself if he did not have too, why take the risk? Although I do have a sneaky feeling that such a scene would be cool if only it did not as you say marginalise Frodo's journey. Maybe Sauron could be beating Aragorn and about to slay Aragorn when the Ring going into the fire saves the day.


Jun 23 2018, 12:04am

Post #5 of 9 (4184 views)
Good point. [In reply to] Can't Post

The last time Sauron engaged in a physical confrontation, it didn't go very well for him.

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

No One in Particular

Jun 23 2018, 11:31pm

Post #6 of 9 (4074 views)
Dark Lords and physical confromtations... [In reply to] Can't Post

Melkor's last physical confrontation didn't go as well as he hoped either, even though he won in the end. There may be a reason they, like Denethor, prefer to lead from a place of safety..

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

Hamfast Gamgee
SnevaH Yerg

Jun 26 2018, 9:44am

Post #7 of 9 (3796 views)
It might have been possible [In reply to] Can't Post

For Aragorn and Gandalf to provoke Sauron. Sauron was not above acting in emotion over common sense!


Jun 26 2018, 6:39pm

Post #8 of 9 (3756 views)
I've actually seen... [In reply to] Can't Post

...the original call sheet for this scene. :)

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Resu Deretsiger

Oct 31 2018, 7:18am

Post #9 of 9 (1934 views)
I saw the pictures [In reply to] Can't Post

I think they made the right decision.
But I saw the pictures of that scene and Sauron looked stunning. It was pretty cool.


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