PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN Producer Talks Possible Johnny Depp Return And Margot Robbie's Planned Spin-Off

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN Producer Talks Possible Johnny Depp Return And Margot Robbie's Planned Spin-Off

WICKED: The Wizard Will See You Now In Extended Trailer For Universal's Musical Adaptation
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MarkJulian - 12/29/2011, 7:02 AM
She didn't say Smaug wasn't in the film just hinted that he will be heavily featured in the second film.
Necrophobos - 12/29/2011, 7:05 AM
I think it will be a long time until anyone else will dethrone PJ as the King of Fantasy. These two movies will be every bit as good as the Trilogy if not better, if that's even possible.
FrankieDedo - 12/29/2011, 7:11 AM
grif, man, did you ever read the book? no way that smaug could be in the first movie...THAT would be a stretch of the source material..so stop complaining :)
marvel72 - 12/29/2011, 7:18 AM
excellent,can't f*ckin wait.
blvdnoise - 12/29/2011, 7:27 AM
This should be fun..
Kayo - 12/29/2011, 7:28 AM
Winning, but do we get to see The Necromancer on the first part of this movie?
DudeGuy - 12/29/2011, 7:29 AM
Honestly I never wanted Deltoro to direct it, I always wanted Jackson.
MovieMann - 12/29/2011, 7:36 AM
I love it when the time comes that the people involved in next years movies start talking about the process.
Kaedus - 12/29/2011, 7:38 AM
One year, one god damn year... The wait will be excruciating.
redleaf - 12/29/2011, 7:51 AM
I agree with Jackson. I read the book and the movie doesn't really excite me at all.

LOTR was a huge step up from The Hobbit as a story, so this movie is like taking a step back.
Ranger14 - 12/29/2011, 7:55 AM
Definitely the film I am looking most forward to! Love that banner!
IDKwhatToChoose - 12/29/2011, 8:16 AM
The Grif imposter is not even funny. Someone should just ban him/her. Believe it or not Grif's cynical, pessimistic view of every movie, article, comic book, is actually good for us all. I laugh all the time watching his posts. And then god forbid he actually likes something NO ONE knows what to do lol. About the movie..Trailer looks amazing I can't wait for the movie. The Hobbit already has the look and feel of LOTR.
Fogs - 12/29/2011, 8:40 AM
If anyone says PJ is anything but "the man", than this person is an idiot.
WyattLayne - 12/29/2011, 8:58 AM
So in other words, all the things about Lord of the Rings that made it an "epic" are going to be in the second movie, and this first one is going to be a children's comedy? I don't know, I'm just not really exited for this movie. Maybe I will be in a year.
HelaGood - 12/29/2011, 9:31 AM
the first film should end when they get to the Lonely Mountain. but we should catch glimpses of Smaug in the flashbacks when Thorin tells Bilbo all about the gold and stuff...
darknlight - 12/29/2011, 10:02 AM
my 2nd most anticipated movie right after tdkr,man waited so long for this movie, i'm happy that del toro didn't direct it,del toro's great but Pj is the greatest there is and i can imagine no other director even coming close to making a better movie about hobbit than Pj
CapnSquintyEyes - 12/29/2011, 10:13 AM
@yossarian - They hired ~14 actual midgets, one for each dwarf and Bilbo as body doubles for wider shots with Sir Ian to sell perspective.

There's also a giant Gandalf double for vice versa.
GrayFox1025 - 12/29/2011, 10:47 AM
The way I see this playing out is that the first movie will be the more light hearted tale that fits the tone from the Hobbit book. Towards the end of the first movie, the tone will shift and take on the same tone as LOTR for the second movie.

The Hobbit, while technically children's book, still has darker parts in it, especially towards the end. Personally, I can't wait to see the Battle of Five Armies at the end
headlopper - 12/29/2011, 10:47 AM
I need me some Smaug- I kid you not.

Although Gollum's cave should be epic too.

It's comforting to know he's keeping to tone of LOTR in the Hobbit.
headlopper - 12/29/2011, 10:48 AM
@INSTANTJUSTICE- ...and dwarves are not midgets.
ScionStorm - 12/29/2011, 11:12 AM
Couldn't Smaug be in flashbacks of when he invaded, destroyed the town and drove the dwarves from the mountain?

He can be featured in the first film, just not predominantly and not within current events. Unless it's like, "meanwhile, simultaneously, Smaug is..." kind of thing.
comicb00kguy - 12/29/2011, 12:00 PM
I expect to see Smaug in the first film, at least in flashbacks to tell the story of the Lonely Mountain and the Dwarves. No Smaug equals a gigantic ripoff of the audience and excessive padding of the story.
Facade - 12/29/2011, 3:27 PM
I imagine it will be necessary to give a little Smaug tease with the Dwarves back story before they set off on their adventure.
LordHuck - 12/29/2011, 4:27 PM


You don’t want real life dwarves as body doubles for Middle Earth dwarves. They don’t resemble each other at all. Midgets are the way to go
HanBurgundy - 12/29/2011, 5:49 PM
And in only one sentence, "The dwarves give it a kind of childish, comedic quality that gives us a very different tone from The Lord of the Rings." Peter confirms the possibility of this being a complete failure and all my nightmares come true.

This brings back a certain other memory, when one, George Lucas, mentioned how a certain race of creatures, known as Gungans, will really bring a kind of childish, comedic quality that will bring a different tone to the prequels.

That didn't go over very well, now did it?

We all know that Peter Jackson is a master and George Lucas is a hack....but could Peter Jackson be making the exact same mistake?

This entire article has bad news written all over it.
HanBurgundy - 12/29/2011, 6:02 PM
Peter, all I have to say is that I would have MUCH rather you made all the dwarves almost identical and virtually indistinguishable, as opposed to you worrying about the audience's inability to separate the difference and making them a group of goofballs that act like a bunch of clowns the entire time and have virtually no continuity with the dwarven race from The Lord of the Rings.

THAT is one of the biggest rules in filmmaking that NOBODY should EVER break. Never adjust the story to meet the (idiotic) audience's needs......let the audience adjust to the stories needs. If they dont understand it then F*CK EM, they probably shouldn't be there to begin with.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this doesn't go the direction I think it's going. I really want.....no, I NEED for this film to be good!!!!
EagleEye21 - 12/29/2011, 7:56 PM
Well considerin' how much Care Peter Jackson put into LOTR, I have complete and utter trust that he will give us the same if not greater experience with the Hobbit
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