THE HOBBIT ARTICLE: (thanks to Musa for heads up)
Excerpt: So "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," due in December and "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" in 2013 combine a large cast, a star-launching director and its blockbuster profile; the film has the juice to make careers. So who stands to gain the most from the project? Let's take a look.
This guy has fans and they're extremely devoted, but he isn't in the minds of the general public — yet. The "Captain America" star is rich with talent and his role as emotionally tortured dwarf Thorin Oakenshield will let him showcase his abilities.
Thorin is complex and conflicted, will have his fare share of screen time and will also be the most heroic dwarf in Bilbo's company. And, as we already know from the films' single trailer, he gets to use his trademark baritone voice.
Ultimately, being in these films is a career win for all of these guys. Others will benefit as well, but this group stands the best chance of reaping the biggest benefits from their work. They can also kiss privacy goodbye and can start planning, if they choose, convention appearances for the next 30 years.
In terms of skyrocketing career moves, Armitage will be the ultimate winner. Thorin will be a more important part of this film than many realize and the Shakespearian tragedy elements, with his talent and good looks, make this a perfect situation for him. Still, the rest of the group can console itself knowing they all will enjoy a pile of dragon's gold, fame and buzz.
Examples of stunning The Hobbit artwork:
First from michaelg04..triggers mental image of Thorin and Gandalf in deep discussion in Bilbo's cozy hobbit hole:
Second example is a fantastic poster designed by Steve1969 at
The Story of English in 100 Words:
Example of beautiful fan designed calendars available at RAC--See all at www.richardarmitagecentral.com
Thorin might almost have taken the words out of my mouth - "I cannot guarantee his safety, nor will I be responsible for his fate"..if ever the opportunity arises to...err,,,all bark and no bite definitely applies..;) On second thought, the latter is negotiable..*snigger*
Was reminded yet again tonight of the disappointment that RA is not playing Stannis Baratheon(the rightful king) in Game of Thrones 2 - a role I believe he'd have relished as much as GoG. Less than 30min after the spectacular first episode ended, EW published it's A- review:
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