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How will Gandalf be freed?

Jettorex
Lorien


Feb 12 2014, 5:31pm

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thoughts, ideas?


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Bree


Feb 12 2014, 6:08pm

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From what we know, Saruman and Galadriel will be involved [In reply to] Can't Post

Sir Christopher Lee said that Saruman would play a big part in TABA, presumably in freeing Gandalf. As for the details, I suppose we'll just have to wait and see.


tsmith675
Gondor


Feb 12 2014, 6:45pm

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Magic.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Feb 12 2014, 6:59pm

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Well, we know that Radagast and Beorn are acquainted. [In reply to] Can't Post

I suspect that Radagast is going to enlist the Skin-changer's help on his way to Rivendell (or perhaps on the return journey). Whether Beorn will attempt anything before the arrival of the White Council is an entirely different question.

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring


Thranderz
Rohan


Feb 12 2014, 9:04pm

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Interesting! [In reply to] Can't Post

Beorn doing it could be quite emotional? He understands what it is like to be locked up in a cage. He gladly accepts to help free Gandalf and when he helps him out we get some of Shore's amazing music ans Gandalf stumbles out and almost falls into Beorn. I'd cry. Blush

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Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Feb 12 2014, 9:09pm

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Gandalf might ask a further favor of Beorn--to check up on Bilbo and the Dwarves at Lonely Mountain. It has been asked why Beorn would travel to Erebor. This might provide an explanation for those posters.

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring


Thranderz
Rohan


Feb 12 2014, 9:24pm

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Of course [In reply to] Can't Post

I hadn't thought about that....great idea! Smile

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Bladerunner
Gondor


Feb 12 2014, 11:09pm

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maybe it's not Gandalf in the cage..... [In reply to] Can't Post

Wasn't he at one point supposed to use a spell where he would make himself appear in multiple locations? I recall reading about that somewhere. Maybe prior to the three film decision. Perhaps the actual Gandalf is not trapped at all just his duplicate.



LordotRings93
Rohan


Feb 12 2014, 11:24pm

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I think that was for some activity book [In reply to] Can't Post

It was basically misinterpreted from an activity book that had no bearing on the film. He doesn't make multiple versions of himself.

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There&ThereAgain
Rohan


Feb 13 2014, 4:40am

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Battle of Dol Guldur? [In reply to] Can't Post

Will Gandalf's freeing be followed immediately by the 'Battle of Dol Guldur' with Galadriel, Saruman and all the bells and whistles? or will there be a break in-between these two events?

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Ilaras
The Shire


Feb 13 2014, 6:57am

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I actually hope this happens. I want some more meaning to his character in the films rather than 'oh there's that bear '


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Arannir
Valinor


Feb 13 2014, 9:59am

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I think it might be Thrain. [In reply to] Can't Post

I hope the WC will attack DG... in the chaos Thrain helps Gandal escapes who will join the WC and turn the tide against Sauron + Nazgul.


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Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Feb 13 2014, 3:51pm

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I've wondered that myself. [In reply to] Can't Post


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Will Gandalf's freeing be followed immediately by the 'Battle of Dol Guldur' with Galadriel, Saruman and all the bells and whistles? or will there be a break in-between these two events?



That is one possibility. We might see the rescue of Gandalf before "Fire and Water" at Lake-town and save the assault of Dol Guldur until after. Of course, the White Council's attack is already coming quite late compared to when it would have taken place in the book. Move it too far back and Gandalf is going to have to arrive at Erebor by Eagle! I would rather not see him use the Windlord Express again.

Since there were scenes shot with Gandalf and Thrain, perhaps Jackson has Thorin's father still alive beneath Dol Guldur and it is Thrain who actually frees the Wizard. Or, could Thrain appear to Gandalf as a ghost?

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring


There&ThereAgain
Rohan


Feb 13 2014, 8:13pm

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that's a really good point [In reply to] Can't Post

If they stretch out this subplot too long there would be an issue of how Gandy gets to the Lonely Mountain. I wonder if they will show him getting there ala showing him go through Mirkwood, Laketown, etc. etc. meeting all the other characters along the way.

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Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Feb 13 2014, 8:37pm

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I think that it is questionable now whether Gandalf is going to be able to reach Lake-town in time to travel to Erebor with the combined army of Elves and Men. Like in the animated film, he might reach the Mountain just ahead of the Orcs, just in time to warn the others of their approach. If so, we probably won't see him in Lake-town before the BoFA.

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring

 
 

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