Thursday, June 5, 2014

Richard Armitage: Thorin Oakenshield to ******* in The Battle of Five Armies? (possible spoiler)

By Daniel Wood | Yahoo Contributor Network – 6 hours ago

A few weeks back I reported that an online petition has surfaced on the internet with the sole purpose of asking Peter Jackson to go against the Hobbit book and common sense narrative progression and let Richard Armitage's Thorin Oakenshield live.

I also wrote another article explaining who I thought should die in 'There and Back Again'. Sorry it's 'The Battle of Five Armies' now isn't it! Anyway, Thorin Oakenshield was one of those characters who should definitely die. Not just because it's what happens in the book but because his character arc means that dying is the only way of getting redemption for his actions.

Well, according to a report from Ecumencial News the people signing the petition will be incredibly happy as it looks like they're going to get what they want. That's because the website is reporting that Peter Jackson is going to largely follow J.R.R Tolkien's book to a tee, with the massive exception of Thorin Oakenshield's death.

Ecumencial News says ""It has been reported that the film will follow Tolkien's book, though one character who died in the book, Thorin Oakenshield, will remain alive, It is still not sure whether Oakenshield's presence in the movie will have any major effect on the plot."

This would seem to wholly go against the current plot-line for Thorin that we've seen in 'An Unexpected Journey' and 'Desolation of Smaug' as well as the subtle hints that Richard Armitage himself has been dropping in interviews.


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