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

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Skywalker, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Joy

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    Oh lordy. An Elven Lee Pace?

    I am going to DIE from all the hotness (and adorableness of Martin Freeman as Bilbo).
     
  2. Skywalker

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    Yeah, that bit of news got kind of lost in all the Silmarillion hoopla, didn't it? :lol:
     
  3. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    I have the brochure. I hear it's a nice place to visit.:lol:
     
  4. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

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    Yep. Aside from continually having to check the glossary to remember which Elf group it's talking about, I quite enjoyed it. As someone who likes Ancient mythology, I thought it was cool for that. But ancient mythology is usually best in an omniscient narrative form. Movies put you in the center of the action.

    I'll admit unrelated was not the best choice of words. I meant unconnected. Separated vignettes do not add up to a cohesive movie structure.
     
  5. Worf2DS9

    Worf2DS9 Writer Rear Admiral

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    Weaving finally confirmed as Elrond (source theonering.net):

     
  6. Neroon

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    It's about time! :lol:
     
  7. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

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    No kidding, right? You would have thought he would have been one of the first to be confirmed. Oh, well, now we can sleep soundly knowing we'll see Mr Smith returning to Middle-Earth. :cool:
     
  8. Worf2DS9

    Worf2DS9 Writer Rear Admiral

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    ^ "Welcome to Rivendell, Mr. Anderson." :D
     
  9. Rincewiend

    Rincewiend Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The first video blog:

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2m2x8qJcGQ&feature=player_embedded#at=252[/yt]
     
  10. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

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    Stephen Fry has been cast as The Master of Laketown:

    TORN link.

    I have to say this is unexpected but exciting news. I love Fry in everything he does and I look forward to seeing him in Middle-Earth even if the role is small.
     
  11. Skywalker

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    Dammit! Every time I check TORn they never have any big news to report. :lol:

    Stephen Fry's awesome, I think he'll do a good job as the Master of Laketown. I've only ever seen Stevens in Game of Thrones, but he definitely has the physical presence to play an orc-king.
     
  12. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

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    TORN is part of my daily reading cycle with comics, this board, GallifreyBase, and Facebook. Nothing gets past me unless I don't have the time to get online. :D
     
  13. Set Harth

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    :guffaw:Dennis Azog? Uh, I don't think so...

     
  14. Skywalker

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    In the actual article, the name 'Dennis' is crossed out. I think whoever wrote the article (or the casting announcement) was just having a bit of fun.
     
  15. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

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    More casting news!

    Let the speculation begin!

    I agree with the writer that Cumberbatch looks Elven. Talk, skinny and pale. Whatever role he has, I just hope he shares at least one scene with Freeman. :D
     
  16. AJBryant

    AJBryant Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I still want Morgan Sheppard to be the voice of Smaug.
     
  17. Skywalker

    Skywalker Admiral Admiral

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    Throw a beard on Cumberbatch and he looks like a decent Bard, to me.
     
  18. Rosalind

    Rosalind TrekLit's Dr Rose Mod Admiral

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    Saw that a short while ago while reading news on Sherlock's BAFTA wins. it's brilliant news, and I agree, they need to have at least one scene together.
     
  19. Neroon

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    if he were a Hobbit, they could use his real name. :D
     
  20. Candlelight

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