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

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  1. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

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    Damn, this movie just has no luck.
     
  2. Candlelight

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    I bet it was two special effects guys working on something akin to that web material they created for Shelob.....
     
  4. Savage Dragon

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    Sounds like Smaug got loose.
     
  5. Candlelight

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    I'm flying to Wellington today. Might have to pop in and say hello (have a friend that works at Wingnut).
     
  6. Candlelight

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    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/5050829/Gag-order-for-Wellington-fire-crew

     
  7. JarodRussell

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    The Mythbusters at it again?

    "Can you really forge a Ring of Power in the fires of Mount Doom?"
     
  8. Capt_Pickirk

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    Dang. Mythbusters has really gone down hill ever since the 'Can you merge a human being with a fly?' episode...
     
  9. Alidar Jarok

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    I can see being gagged about things directly related to the movie's sets, plot, etc. But something like "pyrotechnic display" should be legitimate to say. That's just unnecessary.
     
  10. The Borgified Corpse

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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!
     
  11. Skywalker

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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.
     
  12. timothy

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    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.
     
  13. Candlelight

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    Elijah Wood is supposed to appear as Frodo at some stage.

    He's not even in the friggin' book!!
     
  14. RoJoHen

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    Seriously?

    That's pretty retarded.
     
  15. Set Harth

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    Cocaine is a hell of a drug.
     
  16. The Borgified Corpse

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    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.
     
  17. The Borgified Corpse

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    So THAT'S how Jackson lost all that weight!
     
  18. Emh

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    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

    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!
     
  19. Set Harth

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    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.
     
  20. Capt_Pickirk

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    So, no Nimoy then...
    :(

    I can live with Cumberbatch though.
     

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