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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #60 on: April 25, 2008, 12:00 AM »
It is official, 2 movies and del Toro is the director

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080425/ap_en_mo/film_hobbit_del_toro

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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #61 on: April 25, 2008, 12:24 AM »
I'm curious to see what del Toro can do with it.  Pan's Labyrinth was a great movie.
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #62 on: April 25, 2008, 01:27 AM »
I'm cautiously optimistic.

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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #63 on: April 30, 2008, 11:15 PM »
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #64 on: April 30, 2008, 11:37 PM »
Booyah! I don't think there was ever much doubt, but it's great to see (semi)confirmation.
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #65 on: May 21, 2008, 11:27 AM »
Variety is reporting that Ian McKellen (Gandalf), Andy Serkis (Gollum) and Viggo Mortenson (Aragorn) have all been contacted about reprising their roles in the upcoming Hobbit movie(s).  Pre-production is going to be getting underway, the way it sounds.

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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #66 on: May 21, 2008, 03:20 PM »
Aragorn was in the Hobbit? I thought that stuff happened before Aragorn was born.
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #67 on: May 21, 2008, 03:27 PM »
Aragorn was in the Hobbit? I thought that stuff happened before Aragorn was born.

Aragorn would have been around 10 at the time of the Hobbit (as best as I can recall).

However, the chatter on the LOTR forums I belong to is that the two movies will have different focus.  The first movie will tell the story of the Hobbit while the second movie will be more of a "prequel" to the Lord of Rings and tell the story(ies) in between the time of the Hobbit and Fellowship.  Specifically, the story of the White Council (Gandalf, Sauramon, Radagast, and the Elves) and their assault on Dol Guldur, the sanctuary of Sauron prior to LOTR.  They may also delve into Aragorn's journies and his hunt for Gollum and the One Ring.  At least that's what I've heard...

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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #68 on: May 21, 2008, 03:27 PM »
Back in September of last year, there were lots of rumors going around of Strider/Aragorn being inserted into the Hobbit movie(s) by taking some of his backstory out of the Tolkien appendices and sticking them in the Hobbit if it made sense...
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #69 on: May 21, 2008, 04:03 PM »
Aragorn had that slow aging thing going on, coreect?  It wouldn't be too hard to make him 80 or so at the time of Fellowship.
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #70 on: May 21, 2008, 04:06 PM »
Yeah but he could only go in the rumored "bridge" film, not The Hobbit itself. He would be only 10 when The Hobbit takes place.

So Mortensen definitely wouldn't be back until the second film. And they couldn't even create a cameo as Aragorn's father, as he had died when Aragorn was 2 and therefore was already dead before The Hobbit.
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #71 on: May 21, 2008, 04:34 PM »
Aragorn had that slow aging thing going on, coreect?  It wouldn't be too hard to make him 80 or so at the time of Fellowship.

I believe it was determined that he was 87

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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #72 on: May 21, 2008, 04:43 PM »

I believe it was determined that he was 87

Yeah, his age came up in The Two Towers when he was talking to Eowyn on the way to Helm's Deep.  I don't remember if he was exactly 87 but he was definitely around that age.

I thought I read that The Hobbit was strictly just The Hobbit and wasn't going to touch on the time period between The Hobbit and Fellowship.  Is that the case or am I just "mis-remembering"? 
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #73 on: May 21, 2008, 05:37 PM »
Nerds.  ::)
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #74 on: May 21, 2008, 09:42 PM »
Nerds.  ::)

Guilty as charged   ;D  .... for what its worth, my other hobby is collecting little tiny LOTR miniatures, painting them and playing games.