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Viggo talks Hobbit

Nov. 9, 2009by: Tony Lang
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Frodo & Viggo:That's Amore...

Ever since Peter Jackson announced plans to produce a film version of THE HOBBIT, constant speculations have been made on whether the original cast, a large part of the LOTR success, would be back. Especially Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn, one of (if not THE) most popular characters from those films. And to think Stuart Townsend was the original choice...

Contrary to John Rhys-Davies, the multi-talented Viggo would indeed reprise his signature role without hesitation. But there has to be a role to begin with...

"I think they're just worried about shooting the first part of that movie which doesn't involve my character," Mortensen told the Coming Soon folks this weekend. "My character is around at times--in the middle, but it would only be if they made a second movie or connecting movie that connected 'The Hobbit' to 'The Lord of the Rings' that I might appear, which would be great."

The original plan was indeed to make THE HOBBIT into a single film with a sequel to bridge the gap, until director Del Toro revealed last year they would instead split the book in two movies, leaving the "connecting" possibility up in the air. Unless they figured out a way to include it.

Extra Tidbit: Stuart Townsend does get an interesting "consolation prize" though...
Source: Coming Soon

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1:21PM on 11/10/2009

Splitting the book...

I still dont think splitting the book is a good idea. I don't think there is enough story for two complete movies.
I still dont think splitting the book is a good idea. I don't think there is enough story for two complete movies.
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1:50PM on 11/10/2009
In a recent interview, just a couple weeks ago, Del Toro said that they are going to show where Gandalf goes when he (in the book) disappears for long periods. We know this from appendices and info given in LOTR, so that's how they can fill it out to two movies and a lot of that IS the bridge material and includes Aragorn.
In a recent interview, just a couple weeks ago, Del Toro said that they are going to show where Gandalf goes when he (in the book) disappears for long periods. We know this from appendices and info given in LOTR, so that's how they can fill it out to two movies and a lot of that IS the bridge material and includes Aragorn.
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5:57AM on 11/10/2009
...Damnit! I wasn't aware of the fact that the "connecting" movie was "up in the air"...until now I was of the impression that it would be the 'fifth' LOTR flick. Aww man, it would be so cool if it was made! Would really make the entire thing a massive five-part epic series of awesome film.s
...Damnit! I wasn't aware of the fact that the "connecting" movie was "up in the air"...until now I was of the impression that it would be the 'fifth' LOTR flick. Aww man, it would be so cool if it was made! Would really make the entire thing a massive five-part epic series of awesome film.s
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11:31PM on 11/09/2009
Why not make the sumarion, it was the book after the return of the king.
Why not make the sumarion, it was the book after the return of the king.
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12:27PM on 11/09/2009
Didnt they go for Day-Lewis as well? Would have liked that, but Viggo rules
Didnt they go for Day-Lewis as well? Would have liked that, but Viggo rules
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12:05PM on 11/09/2009

Voice of Smaug

Jeremy Irons to voice Smaug, FTW!
Jeremy Irons to voice Smaug, FTW!
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11:43AM on 11/09/2009
Two "The Hobbit" movies and a third bridge-movie with the old gang; that would be awesome.
Two "The Hobbit" movies and a third bridge-movie with the old gang; that would be awesome.
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8:33AM on 11/09/2009
Viggo is a must-have in this!
Viggo is a must-have in this!
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