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Old May 25 2011, 02:37 AM   #151
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They are adding in additional scenes expanding Gandalf's storyline and detailing his meetings with the White Council, and the White Council assaulting Sauron's hideout Dol Guldur, thus sending Sauron retreating back to Barad-dur.

They can't add anything from The Silmarillion, though, because they don't have the film rights to it.
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Old May 25 2011, 02:43 AM   #152
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Are they still doing this stupid splitting it up into 2 movies thing? Considering The Hobbit is shorter than any 1 of the Lord of the Rings books and each of them only merited 1 film each, I don't see why this is necessary. Not unless they add in load of extra crap from the other books. (I've heard some rumors that a lot of Silmarillion material is going to be included as well.)

I think this splitting books up is starting to be a bad habit. Certainly Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows was a bad test case, since damn near nothing happens in the entirety of Part 1!

the hobbit maybe shorter than any of the books in the series. but it has the greatest of battles. in my opinion.
and deathly hollows would've been a six hour epic if not split in two parts.
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Old May 25 2011, 02:59 AM   #153
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Are they still doing this stupid splitting it up into 2 movies thing? Considering The Hobbit is shorter than any 1 of the Lord of the Rings books and each of them only merited 1 film each, I don't see why this is necessary. Not unless they add in load of extra crap from the other books. (I've heard some rumors that a lot of Silmarillion material is going to be included as well.)
Elijah Wood is supposed to appear as Frodo at some stage.

He's not even in the friggin' book!!
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Old May 25 2011, 03:00 AM   #154
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Seriously?

That's pretty retarded.
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Old May 25 2011, 03:09 AM   #155
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Cocaine is a hell of a drug.
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Old May 25 2011, 03:15 AM   #156
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and deathly hollows would've been a six hour epic if not split in two parts.
Bullshit. All of the entertaining bits of The Deathly Hallows, Part 1 could have been condensed to about 15 minutes worth of material in a larger unified Deathly Hallows movie.

The problem we seem to be running into is that movies aren't being made for the benefit of moviegoers anymore. They're being made to satisfy the nitpicky demands of fans who have already read the book. This is true with Harry Potter, Twilight, even Atlas Shrugged.
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Old May 25 2011, 03:15 AM   #157
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Cocaine is a hell of a drug.
So THAT'S how Jackson lost all that weight!
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Old May 25 2011, 03:42 AM   #158
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Seriously?

That's pretty retarded.
Fan theory (which I agree with) is that the films will be bookended by scenes with Ian Holm as older Bilbo reading "There and Back Again" to young Frodo.


More on the Benedict Cumberbatch casting

With Benedict Cumberbatch unofficially joining the cast of The Hobbit, early reports suggests he will be the voice for Smaug.Early reports suggest Cumberbatch will voice the dragon character Smaug but the actor refused to specify his role, insisting, “I can’t say at the moment, thank you very much.”

A red-faced Freeman later told reporters, “I knew I was a sort of a big mouth but I didn’t realize to what extent I was a big mouth, and I’ve just ruined everything. I might not actually go back to a job – they might have just sacked (fired) me.”
We might not get to see Freeman and Cumberbatch interact face-to-face, but I can already imagine the verbal squabble between the two as Bilbo and Smaug. Bring it on!
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Old May 25 2011, 03:53 AM   #159
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The problem we seem to be running into is that movies aren't being made for the benefit of moviegoers anymore.
Of course not. They're being made for the purpose of raking in as much money as possible. Those who are hollow on the inside can never have enough money.
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Old May 25 2011, 08:15 AM   #160
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Seriously?

That's pretty retarded.
Fan theory (which I agree with) is that the films will be bookended by scenes with Ian Holm as older Bilbo reading "There and Back Again" to young Frodo.


More on the Benedict Cumberbatch casting

With Benedict Cumberbatch unofficially joining the cast of The Hobbit, early reports suggests he will be the voice for Smaug.Early reports suggest Cumberbatch will voice the dragon character Smaug but the actor refused to specify his role, insisting, “I can’t say at the moment, thank you very much.”

A red-faced Freeman later told reporters, “I knew I was a sort of a big mouth but I didn’t realize to what extent I was a big mouth, and I’ve just ruined everything. I might not actually go back to a job – they might have just sacked (fired) me.”
We might not get to see Freeman and Cumberbatch interact face-to-face, but I can already imagine the verbal squabble between the two as Bilbo and Smaug. Bring it on!
So, no Nimoy then...


I can live with Cumberbatch though.
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Old May 25 2011, 08:55 AM   #161
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Yeah, I was pretty excited about the notion of Leonard Nimoy as Smaug, but Benedict Cumberbatch is a very good second choice.
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Old May 25 2011, 08:17 PM   #162
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Benedict Cumberbatch matches closely the voice of Smaug in my mind more than Nimoy who reminds me of Galvatron.
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Old May 25 2011, 11:56 PM   #163
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to bad orson wells is dead he would be perfect. my vote is leonard nimoy.
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Old May 26 2011, 12:40 AM   #164
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Michael Sheen might have been a good choice, too. I'm just throwing that in there based on his recent voice work on Doctor Who.
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Old May 26 2011, 12:42 AM   #165
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My vote was John Hurt. Oh well.
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