Out of all the news about movies that are going to be released in 2012, The Hobbit lies on my number 1 list of my most anticipated movie.
Before 2001, I have never been interested with The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit. I have seen some animations of LOTR or Hobbits but those animations didn’t appeal me. When The Fellowship of the Rings was released, I was thrilled and awed by it….and then started looking for the book. The book fascinated me even more than the movies. The Lord of The Rings series is by far the best a fantasy book I have ever read. I have, so far, reread it 4 times and I can see myself reading it again in the future. The movie is something I considered as one of the best adaptation movie ever created in the cinema history.
In 2003, all the fun finally came to an end. I kept crossing my fingers that one day they will turn The Hobbit into a movie.
My wish will soon come true 🙂
I will reread The Hobbit when the movie is about to be released, it will refreshed all the details of the story. I have read it 3 times and it is only fair to read it 4 times like LOTR.
The Hobbit tells the story of young Bilbo Baggins. He was asked to join a dangerous journey to Lonely Mountain by 13 dwarves. They were there to reclaim the lost kingdom and kill the last dragon, Smaug. (I will do a proper review of the book next year)
The movie will be divided into 2 parts: An Unexpected Journey and There and Back Again. I am glad that Peter Jackson is still the man behind the camera, I was a bit worried when Del Toro was signed as the director.
Here are the characters:
Bilbo Baggins : Martin Freeman
I first saw Martin Freeman in Sherlock as Dr. John Watson.
“Despite the various rumors and speculation surrounding this role, there has only ever been one Bilbo Baggins for us. There are a few times in your career when you come across an actor who you know was born to play a role, but that was the case as soon as I met Martin Freeman. He is intelligent, funny, surprising and brave—exactly like Bilbo and I feel incredibly proud to be able to announce that he is our Hobbit.” ~Peter Jackson
I am glad he chose him 🙂 so far Jackson had chose the perfect actors for LOTR.
Bilbo is a hobbit, the smallest creature in middle earth. Hobbit is not a traveling creature, but tricked by Gandalf and 13 Dwarves, Bilbo is doing a journey like no other hobbits have done before (it is soon followed by Frodo, Sam, Pippin and Merry in LOTR). This journey explains how he has the One Ring.
Thorin Oakenshield : Richard Armitage
“Richard is one of the most exciting and dynamic actors working on screen today and we know he is going to make an amazing Thorin Oakenshield. We cannot wait to start this adventure with him and feel very lucky that one of the most beloved characters in Middle Earth is in such good hands.” ~ Peter Jackson
Thorin is the leader of the Company of Dwarves who aims to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from Smaug the dragon, and was the son of Thráin II, the King of Durin’s Folk in their exile from Erebor, and the grandson of King Thrór.
Balin and Dwalin : Ken Stott and Graham McTavish
“Fran and I have long been fans of Ken’s work and are excited he will be joining us on this journey.“~ Peter Jackson
Balin is the second dwarf who comes into Bilbo’s house. Balin is the second eldest dwarf in the company.
We see Balin’s tomb in The Lord of The Rings under the Misty Mountain. This writing is on his tomb: Balin Fundinul Uzbad Khazad-Dumu (Balin, son of Fundin, Lord of Moria).
Dwalin is the fist to come in Bag End. he is Balin’s younger brother. After the battle in Lonely Mountain, Dwalin takes Thorin’s place in The Blue Mountain.
Fili and Kili : Dean O’Gorman and Aidan Turner
“Dean’s a terrific Kiwi actor, who I am thrilled to be working with.” ~ Peter Jackson
“Aidan is a wonderfully gifted young actor who hails from Ireland. I’m sure he will bring enormous heart and humor to the role of Kili.” ~ peter Jackson
Fili and Kili are the youngest dwarves in the company,they are Thorin’s nephew.
Óin and Glóin : John Callen and Peter Hambleton
Óin and Glóin are brothers. They are are distant cousins of Thorin Oakenshield
Óin was one of the dwarves that accompany Balin to Moria.
Glóin is the father of the famous Gimli (The member of The Fellowship of the rings)
Bombur, Bofur and Bifur : Stephen Hunter, James Nesbitt and William Kircher
Bombur and Bofur are brothers, Bifur is their cousin.
Bombur becomes so fat later after the journey.
Not much I can say about these three.
Nori, Ori and Dori : Jed Brophy, Adam Brown and Mark Hadlow
Nori, Ori and Dori are brothers.
Dori has a ‘close’ relation ship with Bilbo, he is the one who drops Bilbo, carries Bilbo to the tree and when the Eagles comes, Bilbo is hanging on Dori’s leg.
Ori is one of the Dwarves that goes with Balin to Moria.
Other than the Dwarves and one Hobbit, we get a chance to see Frodo as the one who opens the story, Gandalf, Gollum, Galadriel, and even Legolas.
Another cast that makes me excited is Martin freeman’s partner in Sherlock…the Sherlock himself…my talented Benedict Cumberbatch 🙂
You can see more casts in Hollywood Spy’s latest post on the Hobbit.
I hope we will have another blast with this epic 🙂
The Lord of The Rings has brought so much satisfaction as they didn’t change the story too much… I hope they will do the same with The Hobbit.
I am so excited with this movie, are you as excited as I am?
All the Dwarves, edited by Phoebe.
- The Fellowship of The Rings
- The Two Towers
- The Return of The King
- The Two Towers: The Book and The Movie Comparison