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(The Hollywood Reporter)   There may be some truthiness to rumors of the latest star added to Peter Jackson's The Hobbit   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 53
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2012-10-20 09:57:24 PM  
Nope. He plays Wing Commander Gibson's batman (valet) in Jackson's remake of "The Dambusters."
 
2012-10-21 01:20:40 AM  
That's cool. He is a total Tolkien nerd...and he has Sting! One of them, anyway.

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2012-10-21 02:15:05 AM  
I'm guessing either a Wood Elf, or a Man of Laketown. I can't imagine him in a dwarf beard.
 
2012-10-21 02:16:08 AM  
Wait, there's going to be a third Hobbit movie? There's barely enough material for two movies.
 
2012-10-21 02:16:47 AM  
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2012-10-21 02:18:54 AM  
I'm not too bad with Elvish place names myself, but I'd never try and carry on a conversion in Quenya.
 
Skr
2012-10-21 02:19:15 AM  
This is pretty awesome. He is a very distinctive person and it would be cool if he played one of the leaders of the warring armies.

/ p.s. Colbert for President!
 
2012-10-21 02:21:46 AM  

Skr: This is pretty awesome. He is a very distinctive person and it would be cool if he played one of the leaders of the warring armies.

/ p.s. Colbert for President!


IIRC, Thranduril, Bard, Dain, and Bolg are all cast already. Going by IMDB.
 
2012-10-21 02:25:37 AM  
Thranduil: Lee Pace
Bard: Luke Evans
Dain Ironfoot: Billy Connelly
Bolg: Conan Stevens
 
2012-10-21 02:35:25 AM  
I'm guessing he will just show up quickly with no speaking roles sort of like how we kept having to see Jackson's kids (And Jackson himself) in the LOTR movies.
 
2012-10-21 02:43:58 AM  
Makes sense. He already has a hobbit ear.
 
2012-10-21 02:45:39 AM  
He plays an orc who gets his ear chopped off.

Bet on it.
 
2012-10-21 02:49:32 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Wait, there's going to be a third Hobbit movie? There's barely enough material for two movies.


Since you are being deliberately obtuse, I will explain it to those who may not know.

The movies are being based on more than just the book, including supplementary materials and other events that are tangentially referenced in the book but never explored fully.
 
2012-10-21 02:53:20 AM  
Didn't he drop huge hints about this months ago, while they were still filming?
 
2012-10-21 02:59:36 AM  

Alphax: Thranduil: Lee Pace
Bard: Luke Evans
Dain Ironfoot: Billy Connelly
Bolg: Conan Stevens


oh that's good. Billy's only in shiat movies.
 
2012-10-21 03:07:04 AM  
Wait, I only listed 4 leaders of the 5 armies.. Steven Colbert will play the King of the Eagles?
 
2012-10-21 03:36:39 AM  

Alphax: Wait, I only listed 4 leaders of the 5 armies.. Steven Colbert will play the King of the Eagles?


That can't be true. It's too awesome. I'm not even looking forward to the movie(s), though I'll be happy to be wrong.
 
2012-10-21 03:57:41 AM  
There's an AV Club interview where he talks about how important D&D was for him growing up, not only as a social outlet but as a way of developing different personas.

I met the guy once at Newark Airport. Yes, I'm that cool.
 
2012-10-21 04:08:41 AM  
I'm probably way behind but, Christ, when did it become a TRILOGY?! They couldn't milk enough money out of two movies?
 
2012-10-21 04:13:27 AM  

NobleHam: I'm probably way behind but, Christ, when did it become a TRILOGY?! They couldn't milk enough money out of two movies?


At the least, we'll also get to see what Gandalf was up to when he left them at the entrance to Mirkwood. The Wise assaulting Dol Guldur, forcing the Necromancer out, who of course turned out to be Sauron.
 
2012-10-21 04:28:37 AM  

MrEricSir: Makes sense. He already has a hobbit ear.


Has he ever said what's up with the ear? Just deformed or did he get shoved in a trash compactor as a yoot?
 
2012-10-21 04:32:02 AM  
my guess is he will play random elf in Rivendell #3.
 
2012-10-21 05:03:56 AM  
Bard the Bowman of Esgaroth. Book it.Done.
Seriously- wouldnt that be so cool that he kills Smaug ?
 
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2012-10-21 05:04:18 AM  
i remember when Bret was in one of the last ones. he seemed really familiar but i just couldn't place who he was.

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2012-10-21 05:13:00 AM  

Alphax: NobleHam: I'm probably way behind but, Christ, when did it become a TRILOGY?! They couldn't milk enough money out of two movies?

At the least, we'll also get to see what Gandalf was up to when he left them at the entrance to Mirkwood. The Wise assaulting Dol Guldur, forcing the Necromancer out, who of course turned out to be Sauron.


Do we NEED to see that stuff..? I always considered that crap to be late additions when Tolkien couldn't stop expanding his world and story. The Hobbit was great as it was, we don't need a bunch of extended universe (yes, I know that's Star Wars terminology but it applies as well here) garbage tacked on. The only people really excited to see that in the movie are the sort of people who think the Silmarillion was an interesting read, and they're such a tiny portion of the market that you KNOW the only reason they've put it in the movies is so they can make more money by releasing more movies.
 
2012-10-21 05:18:36 AM  

El Brujo: MrEricSir: Makes sense. He already has a hobbit ear.

Has he ever said what's up with the ear? Just deformed or did he get shoved in a trash compactor as a yoot?


He jokes about it from time to time. The fansites claim he had a tumor in his outer ear as a child, hence the odd shape. Coincidentally (?) he's completely deaf in his right ear.
 
2012-10-21 05:41:08 AM  

NobleHam: The only people really excited to see that in the movie are the sort of people who think the Silmarillion was an interesting read,


But ...I liked the Silmarillion ...

(however, that doesn't mean PJ should turn what is essentially a children's book into a juggernaut that includes the entire history of Tolkien's Middle Earth)
 
2012-10-21 05:44:54 AM  
Am I the only one who thinks that his photo in that article is photoshopped to make him look weird?
 
2012-10-21 05:59:50 AM  

NobleHam: Alphax: NobleHam: I'm probably way behind but, Christ, when did it become a TRILOGY?! They couldn't milk enough money out of two movies?

At the least, we'll also get to see what Gandalf was up to when he left them at the entrance to Mirkwood. The Wise assaulting Dol Guldur, forcing the Necromancer out, who of course turned out to be Sauron.

Do we NEED to see that stuff..? I always considered that crap to be late additions when Tolkien couldn't stop expanding his world and story. The Hobbit was great as it was, we don't need a bunch of extended universe (yes, I know that's Star Wars terminology but it applies as well here) garbage tacked on. The only people really excited to see that in the movie are the sort of people who think the Silmarillion was an interesting read, and they're such a tiny portion of the market that you KNOW the only reason they've put it in the movies is so they can make more money by releasing more movies.


Maybe so but you dont need to see anything, you don't have to see the films. They could probably cut a load of stuff out and make it a half hour TV show. When they do crap like that everyone gets annoyed, though. Ultimately if the films are good then no one will mind. I'm not a particularly big Tolkien fan, though I liked the LotR films, but it seems if they can add more to the films then that can only be good. If there's half an hour of Gandalf taking a nap, or everyone sat around having lunch and discussing inane things then people can be right to go "why make film too long? this bad", but if it's 3 films of relevant and interesting stuff then mores the better.
 
2012-10-21 06:16:21 AM  

Slaxl: NobleHam: Alphax: NobleHam: I'm probably way behind but, Christ, when did it become a TRILOGY?! They couldn't milk enough money out of two movies?

At the least, we'll also get to see what Gandalf was up to when he left them at the entrance to Mirkwood. The Wise assaulting Dol Guldur, forcing the Necromancer out, who of course turned out to be Sauron.

Do we NEED to see that stuff..? I always considered that crap to be late additions when Tolkien couldn't stop expanding his world and story. The Hobbit was great as it was, we don't need a bunch of extended universe (yes, I know that's Star Wars terminology but it applies as well here) garbage tacked on. The only people really excited to see that in the movie are the sort of people who think the Silmarillion was an interesting read, and they're such a tiny portion of the market that you KNOW the only reason they've put it in the movies is so they can make more money by releasing more movies.

Maybe so but you dont need to see anything, you don't have to see the films. They could probably cut a load of stuff out and make it a half hour TV show. When they do crap like that everyone gets annoyed, though. Ultimately if the films are good then no one will mind. I'm not a particularly big Tolkien fan, though I liked the LotR films, but it seems if they can add more to the films then that can only be good. If there's half an hour of Gandalf taking a nap, or everyone sat around having lunch and discussing inane things then people can be right to go "why make film too long? this bad", but if it's 3 films of relevant and interesting stuff then mores the better.


The big problem here is that they can't add more to the "films" without making more films. They had an idea to make one film of The Hobbit. Then they decided they couldn't do it justice in justice one film so they split it into two. That's fine by me. I think they might've been able to manage it in one ,they did LoTR in three after all, but if it takes two to fit everything in fine. Then they decided, "let's add crap that's not even part of the Hobbit" and that made it more than two. If they'd had only three hours of material between two films and thought they had to pad it, that would've been kind of pathetic, but fine. In this case though I think it's more realistic to assume that they wanted to make three movies and had to find more material to pad it.
 
2012-10-21 08:06:36 AM  
Stephen Colbert's interview with Playboy (NSFW, duh) is fantastic. I had no idea about the loss of his father and brothers.
 
2012-10-21 08:08:29 AM  
He's never going to top his performance on Law and Order: CI.
 
2012-10-21 08:27:12 AM  

MrEricSir: He jokes about it from time to time. The fansites claim he had a tumor in his outer ear as a child, hence the odd shape. Coincidentally (?) he's completely deaf in his right ear.


I think the two things often go together; defect in the inner ear in the womb causes defect in the outer ear as it forms.

/not a doctor
//could be wrong
 
2012-10-21 09:00:40 AM  
Ugh. Colbert is awesome, but is Jackson seriously putting comedians in this thing? Does he even give a shiat anymore?
 
2012-10-21 09:14:15 AM  
Mirkwood court jester?
 
2012-10-21 09:33:37 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: That's cool. He is a total Tolkien nerd...and he has Sting! One of them, anyway.


Not only is Colbert a huge fanboy, but he's the right kind of fanboy... He genuinely seems to be excited that these films based on Tolkien works are being made, rather than complaining about them, pointing out changes, etc.
 
2012-10-21 10:20:29 AM  

Uncle Pooky: Lionel Mandrake: That's cool. He is a total Tolkien nerd...and he has Sting! One of them, anyway.


Not only is Colbert a huge fanboy, but he's the right kind of fanboy... He genuinely seems to be excited that these films based on Tolkien works are being made, rather than complaining about them, pointing out changes, etc.


We need to get Colbert to have Christopher Lee on as a guest. That could be one of the geekiest interviews ever.
 
2012-10-21 10:34:48 AM  

Alphax: Wait, I only listed 4 leaders of the 5 armies.. Steven Colbert will play the King of the Eagles?


No, it's already taken by Steagle Colbeagle the Eagle

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2012-10-21 10:50:26 AM  

nikku88: I'm guessing he will just show up quickly with no speaking roles sort of like how we kept having to see Jackson's kids (And Jackson himself) in the LOTR movies.


I hope so. It would be distracting otherwise, sort of like when Jimmy Kimmel showed up at the Battle of the Bulge.
 
2012-10-21 10:51:05 AM  

shoegaze99: I hope so. It would be distracting otherwise, sort of like when Jimmy Kimmel showed up at the Battle of the Bulge.


I'm a dope. It wasn't Kimmy Kimmel, it was that other guy. Jimmy Fallon. That's the one.
 
2012-10-21 12:01:17 PM  

sure haven't: Ugh. Colbert is awesome, but is Jackson seriously putting comedians in this thing? Does he even give a shiat anymore?


Seems to be received better than Tyler Perry in the "Star Trek" remake.

When I suggested that a random fan being allowed a walk-on would be a more interesting than 'rich famous guy uses connections to do something fans among the hoi polloi would consider the event of a lifetime but have zero chance of achieving' on a SF fan site I was told 'you represent everything that is wrong with comments.'
 
2012-10-21 12:12:30 PM  

shoegaze99: shoegaze99: I hope so. It would be distracting otherwise, sort of like when Jimmy Kimmel showed up at the Battle of the Bulge.

I'm a dope. It wasn't Kimmy Kimmel, it was that other guy. Jimmy Fallon. That's the one.


To be fair, though, it was the best Fallon has ever been. All 10 seconds of it.
 
2012-10-21 12:34:57 PM  
Regular watchers of his show got the hint about it when he came back from a haitus. There was a period over the summer when the Daily Show and Colbert took a week off, and The Report was on repeats for a second week while Daily was new. When he returned he gave a hint about where he was and what he was doing that was vague, and said he was not able to say anymore about it, but posted a middle earth map as one of the places he could have been.

I'd figure he was on location for a week, and has a non-speaking or very limited part, and probably filmed a behind the scenes segment for his show to geek out.

I envy what Colbert has carved out for himself with what is basically his SWC Chuck Noblet character on Redbull. He doesn't just host like other hosts. Singing with other celebrities, his face on an ISS piece of equipment, movie and film props, a superpac,"truthiness", and even sanctions on Sweden. His tongue-in-cheek way of forcing a way to make himself a part of things has turned into an amazing legacy for a satarist on a cable channel.
 
2012-10-21 12:47:59 PM  

Uncle Pooky: Lionel Mandrake: That's cool. He is a total Tolkien nerd...and he has Sting! One of them, anyway.


Not only is Colbert a huge fanboy, but he's the right kind of fanboy... He genuinely seems to be excited that these films based on Tolkien works are being made, rather than complaining about them, pointing out changes, etc.


I have some issues with the LOTR films, but I know full well that if I had millions of dollars to make an adaptation of the books, it would fail horribly. I'm happy with what Jackson has released so far, and look forward to watching "The Hobbit"
 
2012-10-21 12:51:50 PM  
A decade in the making?

Link
 
2012-10-21 03:14:22 PM  
Colbert (pardon me, Coal-BEAR) is an ass for doing it and Jackson is an ass for asking him.
 
2012-10-21 04:11:20 PM  

Great clown Pagliacci's pick-me-up: A decade in the making?

Link


That was hilarious.

Colbert should be a wizard with the opportunity to speak some elvish.
 
2012-10-21 04:27:05 PM  
This may influence my decision and not seeing the film.
 
2012-10-21 04:39:22 PM  

thisispete: Stephen Colbert's interview with Playboy (NSFW, duh) is fantastic. I had no idea about the loss of his father and brothers.


That was an amazing read, thanks for posting it.
 
2012-10-21 05:51:34 PM  

skepticultist: thisispete: Stephen Colbert's interview with Playboy (NSFW, duh) is fantastic. I had no idea about the loss of his father and brothers.

That was an amazing read, thanks for posting it.


Ditto, burned right through it, thanks for sharing.
 
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