THE HOBBIT (2012/2013): News, Rumors, Pics Till Release

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  1. ITL

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    When I read the book as a kid, I also imagined Thorin as an older Dwarf. But as you say, the performance is the thing.
     
  2. Skywalker

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    Damn, I was just on my way to post this! :lol:

    Yeah, I pictured Thorin as being older, too, but I figured they weren't going in that direction once Richard Armitage had been cast. Thorin is actually supposed to be the oldest of the thirteen dwarves.

    He kinda looks Klingony to me. :shifty:
     
  3. Set Harth

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    Haha, I was about to say that he looks a wee bit like Gowron!
     
  5. Samurai8472

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    I actually thought he was the actor who played Gowron!
     
  6. Klaus

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    Well Thorin is rather obsessed, so the fanatic Klingon look might be OK.... :D I also though of him as older, but at this point I'll trust PJ's judgement.
     
  7. timothy

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    Is there a release date yet to this movie yet? all so I was wondering has anyone read the lost tales yet and do I need to if I read the scimilarion?
     
  8. Admiral_Young

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    The Release date for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" is December 14th 2012.
    I'm excited for this. Thorin looks great!
     
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  9. John O.

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    I read the Book of Lost Tales. It's a little strange, very different. Very different even from the Silmarillion, which I've read I think twice. I also read Tales from the Perilous Realm (which is only peripherally related), and something called 'something something' Numenor, sorry my memory's failing this late.
     
  10. AJ86

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    I thought the dwarves were meant to have brightly coloured beards?
     
  11. Deckerd

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    There is, of course, a reason why none of these publications is particularly popular, especially in comparison to The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings.
     
  12. Reverend

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    It is. Sting, Glamdring (Gandalf's Sword), and Orcrist (Thorin's) were found in the same cache, and were all three from Gondolin in the first age.
     
  14. The Grinch Doctor

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    With the release of Thorin's costume, TheOneRing.Net has published a full-body compilation of all 13 Dwarves. Check it out! :D
     
  15. Ayelbourne

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    Hm...Thorin looks...young. Badass and young.
    And why does he remind me of Gowron?
     
  16. Set Harth

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    I read some of the first Lost Tales book, glanced at the third. I only own the second one because it has more detail on the Fall of Gondolin.
     
  17. RoJoHen

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    It's the eyes.
     
  18. Ancient Mariner

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    I thought it was brightly colored hoods and cloaks. Either way ...

    ... I actually like the look of the film versions thus far. In PJ I trust.
     
  19. Skywalker

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    The biggest and only relevant reason being that The Book of Lost Tales, Unfinised Tales, The History of Middle-earth, etc., are all more like reference books, full of old scraps and notes by Tolkien, edited together to flesh out Tolkien's ongoing development of Middle-earth. They're not novels like The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
     
  20. Alidar Jarok

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    I'm OK with a younger Thorin (not what I expected, but, then again, for a guy who leads them into battle at the end, something that makes a lot of sense). I didn't picture Frodo to be as young as he was portrayed either.

    Although the shortness of some of their beards bothers me a bit.