Richard Armitage talks The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

"There's a couple of big surprises"

Richard Armitage has been discussing what we can expect from the newly retitled The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, and has hinted at some possible twists and turns in the series' concluding instalment.

"There's a couple of big surprises," teases Armitage, before going on to enthuse, "I think it will probably be quite a cinematic event."

Jackson's diversions from the source material have tended towards fleshing things out, rather than making key narrative changes, so we'll be intrigued to see what these "surprises" turn out to be...

"It’s going to be quite a nostalgic event I think," continues Armitage. "It’s going to be 15 years of seeing Middle Earth on the big screen, the culmination of Peter Jackson’s life’s work."

Directed by Jackson and co-starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Evangeline Lilly, The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies will open in the UK on 12 December 2014.

What do you make of Armitage's comments? Tell us, below!


    • lturner

      Apr 28th 2014, 10:51

      Jackson didn't "change the narrative"?????? Seriously???? Tauriel? NOT in the books. Leaving Kili and 2 others behind in Laketown?? Didn't happen. The whole ridiculous Azog and the wargs trying to get the company out of the trees?? Didn't happen. Azog was never there. Bilbo fighting off Azog to save Thorin? Didn't happen. There's so much more that is NOT part of the narrative.

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    • jamesmiddleton

      Apr 29th 2014, 11:18

      Peter Jackson - always has a large coffee mug in his hands. Is he really small, or does he prefer super-size?

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    • BrizosDream

      Apr 29th 2014, 11:38

      I think Richard Armitage's comment gives us a glimpse of what's coming in terms of Thorin's gold fever.. I know his ability to play the bad guy as well as the good guy will make for an interesting transformation in Part 3 of the trilogy. I'm sure whatever he's asked to do, he'll do it well. I'll be interest in seeing how Jackson has directed this transformation, and I hope it's respectful of Thorin's quest because he is a hero to many of us, leading his family home against all odds. If something bad is going to happen to Thorin, I want it to happen because he sacrifices himself for his people. But from his comment (Anti Hero) I don't know we'll have to wait and see..

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