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New Hobbit Movie


May 1 2008, 8:30pm

Post #1 of 18 (395 views)
New Hobbit Movie Can't Post

Does anyone know if Ian Holm is returning?

One Ringer
Tol Eressea

May 1 2008, 8:31pm

Post #2 of 18 (197 views)
Not yet . . . [In reply to] Can't Post

Del Toro wants him involved in some way, so he's likely to be in it . . . in some way.

Ash nazg durbatulūk, Ash nazg gimbatul,
Ash nazg thrakatulūk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.


May 1 2008, 8:42pm

Post #3 of 18 (193 views)
What? [In reply to] Can't Post

Is he not considered for Bilbo?

Peredhil lover

May 1 2008, 8:46pm

Post #4 of 18 (190 views)
He is [In reply to] Can't Post

considered, but as much as I want him back, I think he is too old to play a younger Bilbo, and I'm not the only one to think so. Though here's floating around the idea of him as narrator. I think GDT will talk with Ian Holm; we don''t know if he wants to play Bilbo again at all.

There are a few threads here about the topic already; look for them!

I do not suffer from LotR obsession - I enjoy every minute of it.


May 1 2008, 8:59pm

Post #5 of 18 (174 views)
I think [In reply to] Can't Post

he is too old as well. I loved him as Bilbo in LOTR but in 'The Hobbit' he is supposed to be 60 years younger. It has also been some years since he played Bilbo.

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May 1 2008, 9:13pm

Post #6 of 18 (179 views)
Ian Holm [In reply to] Can't Post

I think Ian Holm could be used in the second Hobbit movie but they should have a younger actor play him in the first movie .By the way this is my first posting. I've been a long time viewer of the TORN boards( since Two Towers )but have finally decided to join in on the anticipation of The Hobbit movie(s). I think DelToro will do a great job and I love what I'm hearing so far in regards to the Hobbit.

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May 1 2008, 9:32pm

Post #7 of 18 (168 views)
Welcome! :) / [In reply to] Can't Post


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

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May 1 2008, 11:46pm

Post #8 of 18 (148 views)
Too Old? [In reply to] Can't Post

I can't even imagine any one else playing Bilbo other than Holm. Too old?, Bilbo is 60 years younger, but he is not 19 or anything. Plus, Ian Holm is a superb actor, and could easily pull off a younger Bilbo.

I guess they could always get Orson Bean if they are stuck.


May 2 2008, 12:59am

Post #9 of 18 (137 views)
I do like Holm but.... [In reply to] Can't Post

Maybe he could return for the second movie... I'm not sure about this one


May 2 2008, 2:45am

Post #10 of 18 (132 views)
uh.. remember [In reply to] Can't Post

the ring hid his age so in hobbit he sohould look like he did at the begginning of fotr therfore holm could still do it


May 2 2008, 2:48am

Post #11 of 18 (130 views)
We're talking about the actor here [In reply to] Can't Post

not the character, the Ring has not stopped Ian Holm from aging Mad

There he stood
Proud and solemn
Yet happy and gay


May 2 2008, 3:01am

Post #12 of 18 (127 views)
its called... [In reply to] Can't Post

either makeup or CGI whichever u prefer (me prob. CGI)


May 2 2008, 3:11am

Post #13 of 18 (125 views)
I still don't think that'd work [In reply to] Can't Post

and I still like the idea of him as a narrator and getting someone younger to play the younger Bilbo. But this is my opinion.

There he stood
Proud and solemn
Yet happy and gay

Tampa Phil

May 2 2008, 3:13am

Post #14 of 18 (128 views)
Re/ [In reply to] Can't Post

Ian Holm knows.

Several years back, he stated quite categorically in an interview that he would NOT be returning as Bilbo in any putative Hobbit movie. He said he was too old to be the lead in an action flick.

I'm surprised this is the subject of such feverish speculation.


Grey Havens

May 2 2008, 5:08am

Post #15 of 18 (118 views)
There are limits [In reply to] Can't Post

to what can be accomplished by makeup -- it's a lot easier to make someone look older than younger. As for CGI, that would be horrendous — Bilbo is not a bizarre, Gollum-like creature; the actor playing him needs to be able to act with his own face. What would even be the point of using Ian Holm if he were CGI'd?


May 2 2008, 6:50am

Post #16 of 18 (112 views)
It's his fault!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Well he shouldn't of done such a stellar job at the role, if he didn't want us to think of him as the film Bilbo.
I find it dissapointing he won't be Bilbo.


May 2 2008, 7:14am

Post #17 of 18 (107 views)
Nice! [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't often actually laugh when I read here, but you really came close.Cool

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May 2 2008, 8:33am

Post #18 of 18 (129 views)
Ummm...Is this subject becoming *glugglable* ? // [In reply to] Can't Post


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