Sunday, November 4, 2012

HOLLYWOOD SPY SPOTLIGHT ON THE MAIN CHARACTERS FROM "THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY" EPIC SAGA WITH CATE BLANCHETT, IAN MCKELLEN, AIDAN TURNER, RICHARD ARMITAGE! DWARVES, ELVES,WIZARDS AND A GOLLUM!

I'm sure you are super excited waiting for the premier of Peter Jackson's fantasy saga THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY which opens in theatres this December 14th. Celebrating the release of the wonderful character posters for the film, here's the spotlight on all of the main heroes of the epic adventure.

GALADRIEL
Cate Blanchett is playing Galadriel, beautiful Elven queen. She doesn't appear in THE HOBBIT book, but Peter Jackson said there will be a backstory of the White Council which she summoned trying to fight of evil Sauron, but didn't succeed and that's why she redoubled her watchfulness in Lorien in which she had escaped after Sauron had destroyed her kingdom of Eregion. She and her husband Lord Celeborn rule Lothlorien. Cate Blanchett was the first returning cast member from "The Lord of the Rings" film trilogy to be cast in the films and it is quite possible that she will again narrate the saga with her velvety voice.

GANDALF AND THORIN
Richard Armitage will play Thorin Oakenshield, a strong and fearless fighter and revered leader of Dwarves, who wants to reclaim his kingdom from the evil dragon Smaug who took their homes and fortune and forced once proud and noble race into exile. In his wish to return
the vast treasure of his homeland Erebor, he will bring twelve dwarves with him to Bilbo Baggins’ front door and that's how The Quest of Erebor will begin! Sir Ian McKellen is Gandalf the Grey, a powerful wizard who has built deep relationships over time with great lords of Dwarves, Men and Elves. He will mobilize Dwarves and Bilbo to seek the Lonely Mountain.

BILBO AND GOLLUM
Martin Freeman is Bilbo Baggins, a very well-to-do hobbit living a contented life in the peaceful lands of the Shire, when his accidental wish for adventure comes true with the unexpected arrival of a Wizard and a clutch of Dwarves. He will earn the trust and friendship of
 his Dwarvish traveling party during their quest and will form lasting friendships with the Elves of Mirkwood and Rivendell and the Men of Lake-town. He will also meet Gollum for the first time, played by Andy Serkis.

KILI AND FILI
Two of the Dwarfish princes, presumably two brothers, the nephews of Thorin, are the youngest members of Thorin's company. Irish actor
Aidan Turner from BEING HUMAN plays Kili, while Fili is portrayed by New Zealand actor Dean O'Gorman.

DORI AND BOMBUR
Bombur is played by Stephen Hunter. Bombur is described in the novel as being fat and clumsy, he is the brother of Bofur and the cousin of Bifur. He loved meals above anything else and when he was put
asleep in Mirkwood he dreamt he was eating forever. Dori is played by Mark Hadlow. Dori is a decent fellow, despite his grumbling, and Thorin described him as being the strongest member of the Company.

BIFUR AND BOFUR
Bifur is played by William Kircher.  The remnant of a goblin-axe in Bifur's forehead renders him incapable of speech, leaving him to
communicate via gestures and grunts. Bofur is played by James Nesbitt. Cousin of Bifur and Bombur is a disarmingly forthright, funny and occasionally brave Dwarf.

DWALIN AND BALIN
Dwalin is played by Graham McTavish, and he is the brother of Balin, who is Bilbo's ancient friend. Ken Stott portrays Balin who
the dwarves describe as  always their look-out man. He is one of the few survivors of the Battle of Five Armies!

GLOIN AND OIN
Gloin is played by Peter Hambleton and is most famous as the father of Gimli, the beloved Dwarf from LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy. Oin is his brother played by John Callen. He is almost 200 years old.

NORI AND ORI
Nori is portrayed by Jed Brophy. He is the brother of Ori and Dori. Ori is played by Adam Brown who never played on film before and this is his first movie appearance.

HOBBIT TIDBITS
 Peter Hambleton as Gloin, the father of Gimli, will not be the only father whose son appears in LORD OF THE RINGS: Lee Pace plays elven king Thranduil the father of Orlando Bloom's Legolas from LORD OF THE RINGS. Saoirse Ronan and Robert Kazinski are
two unfortunate stars who dropped out of what is now probably the biggest epic film in this decade. David Tennant was rumoured for the role of Thranduil before Lee Pace got the role, while Martin Freeman's role of Bilbo was first meant for Tobey Maguire, James McAvoy and Shia LaBeouf.  THE HOBBIT is the first feature film to be shot and projected at 48 frames per second, twice as fast as the industry standard of 24 frames. The intention of this is to provide the film smoother, more realistic motion with reduced strobing. Luke Evans probably won't appear in the first film but in the second or third one. He plays Bard of Esgaroth, a skilled archer and the heir of Girion, the last king of old Dale, described as "grim faced". He rallies the guards
to defend the town when the dragon comes, and slays the dragon himself. He later leads the Men of Esgaroth at the Battle of Five Armies and is crowned king of the re-founded Dale. Manu Benett, famous Crixus from SPARTACUS epic show, will play Azog, an Orc chieftain of Moria. Evangeline Lily will play Tauriel, Chief of the Guards for the Elvenking, Thranduil!

63 comments:

  1. no no no NO NOOOOOOOOOO !!
    I don't want to see pictures and read something about The Hobbit!!
    let me sleep and dream ..........

    (and sometime paint too: I've finished Radagast and started Bard and Thranduil! very soon on your screens!)

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    1. oooh, how exciting, can't wait to see what you did with my beloved Bard and Thranduil :), Samwise.

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    2. ah ah !!
      I will not show pictures Before The End !!
      (I just hope that they will be good, don't forget: they are for you!)

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    3. I'm honoured, Samwise, did you like the figure of me that Anne O'Leary made earlier this week? :) You can find it at her blog.

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    4. No, I don't ! shame on me, I didn't visit her blog!
      "Run Sam! run!"

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    5. I think you will like it, she made me as an Elven warrior with a floating cape and hair :)

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    6. I've seen him!
      a very nice figure and so well painted:
      Anne is a lovely woman and a great painter!

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    7. I understand, Dez, she's and Angel!

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    8. I did make you perdy didn't I darling.

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  2. I am so freaking excited for this movie. Love the posters. Very nice spotlight on what will no doubt be the biggest hit of the year. Can't wait!!

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    1. possibly the biggest hit of the decade, darling :) It might even break all possible records.... we're doomed if it doesn't ... I refuse to live in a world in which epic adventure isn't breaking records :)

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    2. That is definitely the right attitude. It will be epic.

      Now let's just gaze at Kili. I'm turning into quite the fan girl. :))

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    3. oooh, I reckon Aidan Turner, Lee Pace and Luke Evans will become the main heartthrobs after these films :)

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  3. Dezzy - What fantastic pictures!!! Can't wait for this movie. =)

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  4. i am not looking... i am looking away... i saw images from the titanic and it was ruined for me... i want to see this film, i want to know nothing... great post as always.

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    1. That's another sign of zombie infestation - a wish to lose memory and know nothing O_O

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  5. Hey Dezz, have you seen the New Zealand airline safety video based on the Hobbit/LOTR? It's hilarious!

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  6. How is it that Cate Blanchett never looks any older! I'm imagining some sort of Dorian Grayesque deal with the devil.

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    1. she uses that basin with Elven water to wash her face every day :)

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  7. Thanks for the latest clip its an awesome looking movie - can't wait!

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    1. be welcome, Doc, it should be a great fun

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  8. The costumes and CGI look really good so far.

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  9. Wow Dezz, this is so exciting but I didn't watch the trailer yet...keeping it a suspense until the big screen....Enjoyed the pictures...can't wait~

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    1. glad you liked the pics at least, if not the trailer :))

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  10. Can't wait to see this film. We're all very hyped Down Under, as you can imagine!

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    1. you should proclaim the day of the premiere a national holiday ;)

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  11. I took a break just long enough to pop in and visit you tonight darling. The pictures are great! All those dwarf's! Yay, yay, yay!

    I don't think Toby would have been right for Bilbo. Freeman is the better choice by far-love him as Watson in Sherlock.

    Thandruil looks interesting. Very neat costume and makeup there. You know I want to see this above all else. The Hubby said I could go to the cinema without him, but I don't know if I will because I'll feel too guilty about leaving him home.

    I may stop in again late tomorrow it all depends on how much I get done.

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    1. can't you go with Spawn or your son, darling? It could be a great night out in town, especially if all three of you go together :) And bring some popcorn home to daddy ;)

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  13. I never thought I'd have the hots for a dwarf but I might make an exception for Kili as played by Adrian Turner :)

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    1. Kili will be a huge hit, for sure :) LAdies already have hotflashes for him :)

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  14. I want to make clear that I am going to see this, I just may wait for the DVD rather than go without the Hubby to a cinema. Too sad :(

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    1. DVD is a must have for sure, whether you see it first in cinema or not :)

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  15. Beautiful, gorgeous spotlight, my friend. :) I can't wait for this movie and it is the perfect birthday present as it comes out the day before my big day.

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    1. oooh, that is a perfect B-day, darling, especially since it is your sweet sixteen :))

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    2. Ah my Sweet Sixteen. Look how time flies when you are having fun. :)

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    3. I'm sure Billy Idol is coming, bringing Steve Tyler with him... speaking of the later one... Aerosmith are having a concert in Belgrade next year.

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  16. I'm counting down the days...

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    1. less than two more month to go....

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  17. great introduction Dezz!!
    I hope it will be played here at the same time.

    I have to start rereading it before Dec 14.

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    1. hope it will play in Indo too, Novia

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    2. It will :)
      All big movies are always being played here...it's the small ones that hardly get coverage.

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    3. it's the same here in my country :(

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    1. I'm here, darling, you know I never turn on my computer on Sundays before 17h :) It's my only free day in the week.

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  19. Love these pictures Dezz are really nice!! I think this picture I would like !!have a nice week Dezzy!

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    1. You should watch the film with kids this winter, Gloria, you will enjoy it!

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  20. So much awesomeness!! Thanks for that.

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    1. be welcome, Joshie, more awesome possum news coming to HOLLYWOOD SPY in about two or three hours :) I will be posting and utterly crazy trailer for a new Serbian fantasy ABOUT BUGS AND HEROES :)

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  21. The Hobbit cast is just tremendous! I mean miss Cate, Lee Pace AND Richard Armitage in the same film alone is enough to get me to the theater, plus the rest of the cast aren't too shabby either! Can't friggin' wait!!

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    1. and Luke Evans, and Luke Evans, don't forget my beloved Lukester :)

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  22. This is just lovely Dezz. Quite a tribute to The Hobbit and so looking forward to finally seeing the movie. Of course I love Thorin.

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    1. glad you liked the spotlight, Myri, I think THE HOBBIT is the film with the biggest number of spotlights at HOLLYWOOD SPY in history :)

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  23. ... don't forget my own vision of RADAGAST!
    could be seen here:

    http://samsminisworld.blogspot.fr/2012/11/radagast-brown-mithril-m84.html

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)