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What if FOTR was released after The Hobbit?


Nov 25 2013, 1:37pm

Post #1 of 7 (481 views)
What if FOTR was released after The Hobbit? Can't Post

I have been wondering about this so I tried to make my own trailer to see what The Fellowship of the Ring's trailer would have looked like if it was released AFTER The Hobbit trilogy.


Few things I considered while making this:
- The studio will probably make an effort to connect The Hobbit with LOTR, and thus, more Bilbo scenes (in flashback and in FOTR)
- Gollum doesn't need to be "introduced" to the audience as we have seen him already in AUJ at this time.
- Some scenes are from The Two Towers as the filmmakers have not yet decided on where to split Film 1 at this point.
- Music must have come from the existing "Hobbit" scores (and should be)

*This is a combination of footage and sound bytes from FOTR, TTT, AUJ movies, trailers and previews. I also copied some editing styles from the actual FOTR trailer if you may notice.

Sorry it went too long at 3 minutes (trailers have a maximum of 02:30-minute runtime) and there's only one Galadriel shot in here as opposed to the original trailers.

Na Vedui

Nov 25 2013, 5:19pm

Post #2 of 7 (256 views)
Very good advertising! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'd certainly go and see that. Smile


Nov 25 2013, 11:17pm

Post #3 of 7 (239 views)
What sort of significance would the ring have? [In reply to] Can't Post

Would the prologue in FOTR have been put in the hobbit instead? Also, do you think the way the world looks to the person who is wearing the ring would have changed? I understand that this was carried over into the Hobbit from FOTR, but because the scenes where Bilbo uses the ring are of quite a different tone to the ones where Frodo uses it, do you think they would look different if the Hobbit had been made first?

Fredeghar Wayfarer

Nov 26 2013, 9:14am

Post #4 of 7 (212 views)
Very cool! [In reply to] Can't Post

I love the way the AUJ scenes transition flawlessly to Frodo greeting Gandalf on the cart.

The only thing I question is "From the director of the Hobbit Trilogy." It seems unlikely that Jackson would have been able to convince a studio to make a trilogy based on The Hobbit unless he had already made a successful trilogy. A three-part Hobbit would have been a huge financial risk in this parallel universe.


Nov 26 2013, 2:44pm

Post #5 of 7 (198 views)
That is probably true! [In reply to] Can't Post

Though I think with the advent of films being split into two (Harry Potter, Twilight, Hunger Games), it will be more likely to see a 2-part Hobbit film than three films if LOTR was made after The Hobbit.

But this trailer was made in the context that LOTR was announced shortly after the first movie's success Wink


Nov 27 2013, 12:25am

Post #6 of 7 (167 views)
ehh [In reply to] Can't Post

we would see Tom Bombadil, Glorfindel, etc. and it could have been 6 or 9 movies :)


Dec 13 2013, 2:50pm

Post #7 of 7 (90 views)
smart [In reply to] Can't Post

I think we have not seen the last Hobbit/Ring movie yet
There will be side stories.. (as you already see in Youtube)


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