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Let’s Talk Beorn *Live* on TORn TUESDAY Webcast

Time for our live webcast TORnTUESDAY! Every week we bring all the news and rumors from within (and without) Ringer fandom — this week we have dissent among the ranks. Better to say we have *many* different opinions on the leaked photo of Beorn, the shape-shifter who was given a not-so-convincing posterior thumbnail image on the back of a 2014 wall calendar that will soon hit store shelves….

Our reactions within the ranks of the TORn Staff have been across the board (both cold and hot). Watching how fans react on the Message Boards and on our Facebook timeline is fascinating!

We launch TORn TUESDAY every week at 5:00PM Pacific: brought to you by host Clifford “Quickbeam” Broadway and producer Justin “That There is a Bear” Sewell — Our innovative live show includes worldwide fans who join us on the Live Event page with a built-in IRC chat (affectionately known as Barliman’s Chat room). Be part of the fun and mischief every week as we broadcast *live* from Meltdown Comics in the heart of Hollywood, U.S.A.!

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Posted in Barlimans, Calendars, Fans, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Merchandise, Mikael Persbrandt, Miscellaneous, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien, TORn TUESDAYS Live!

Peter Jackson’s Beorn not yet convincing fans

Beorn. A portrait by John Howe.

Beorn. A portrait by John Howe.

The reader reaction to the low-resolution image of Beorn from the SD Toys 2014 Hobbit Calendar has been swift, visceral and fascinating.

Fact is that, while noting that people often tend to automatically respond negatively to change then rapidly adapt, the reader response has been largely unfavourable. Overall, people don’t seem to like Beorn.

It’s a reaction seemingly propelled by the crazy mane of hair that sweeps over Beorn’s head like a mohawk, and stretches down his back like a long, rangy mullet.

It’s prompted a wide-ranging variety of negative comparisons to Sonic the Hedgehog, Blanka, Joe Dirt, ’80s hair metal bands, David Bowie in Labyrinth and Beast from Beauty and the Beast. (more…)

Posted in Alan Lee, Fans, Green Books, Headlines, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, John Howe, Mikael Persbrandt, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

TORn Message Boards Weekly Roundup – August 11, 2013

Favourite Elven CoupleWelcome to our collection of TORn’s hottest topics for the past week.  If you’ve fallen behind on what’s happening on the Message Boards, here’s a great way to catch the highlights.  Or if you’re new to TORn and want to enjoy some great conversations, just follow the links to some of our most popular discussions.  Watch this space as every weekend we will spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards.  Everyone is welcome, so come on in and enjoy the fun!

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Posted in Evangeline Lilly, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Mikael Persbrandt, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, TheOneRing.net Community

SD calendar reveals a new image of Beorn? In human form?

The back cover of a 2014 Hobbit calendar from SD Toys reveals something interesting — what we believe is a new image of the shapeshifter Beorn, as played by Mikael Persbrandt. Excitingly, we believe it also finally answers a long-standing question about a series of spy images (and video) from Ringer Glow that we revealed way back in November 2011. This might be some heavy spoilers for some, so consider yourself pre-emptively warned!

But first, the image from SD Toys! (more…)

Posted in Hobbit Movie, Locations Sets, Mikael Persbrandt, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Popcorn Taxis Hobbit Q&A with Richard Armitage

To celebrate the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Australia on May 1st, Popcorn Taxi had a special showing of the film with a Q&A session with Richard Armitage.  RingerSpy and long time message board member, Deleece Cook aka Elven, was lucky enough to attend and sent us the following report on the night.

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Posted in Benedict Cumberbatch, Cast Q&A, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Director news, DVD/Blu-Ray, Elijah Wood, Events, Fans, Film Screenings, Graham McTavish, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, John Howe, Martin Freeman, Mikael Persbrandt, Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Press Conferences, Richard Armitage, Shop, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

TORn Message Boards Weekly Roundup – February 25, 2013

Biblo And Dwarves
Welcome to our collection of TORn’s hottest topics for the past week. If you’ve fallen behind on what’s happening on the Message Boards, here’s a great way to catch the highlights. Or if you’re new to TORn and want to enjoy some great conversations, just follow the links to some of our most popular discussions. Watch this space as every weekend we will spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards. Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join in the fun!

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Posted in Adam Brown, Aidan Turner, Casting Rumors, Cate Blanchett, Fans, Fellowship of the Ring, Graham McTavish, Hobbit Movie, James Nesbitt, John Callen, Ken Stott, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, Mikael Persbrandt, Miscellaneous, Peter Hambleton, Richard Armitage, Rob Kazinsky, Stephen Hunter, TheOneRing.net Community, William Kircher

Jackson: Persbrandt to gain larger role in The Hobbit

Thanks to Ringer Lissuin on the TORn message boards we have the following translation of the article in Swedish paper Nöjesbladet talking about Mikael Persbrandt and his role as Beorn in The Hobbit. Warning: some film and book spoilers! (more…)

Posted in Hobbit Movie, Mikael Persbrandt, The Hobbit

Mikael Persbrandt to return to New Zealand

Swedish movie site Moviezine has a new article about Mikael Persbrandt, who plays Beorn in The Hobbit films. TORn message board member DeadRabbits has translated the original article so we can all read the details.

When Peter Jackson returns to Middle Earth approximately a decade after Lord of the Rings, our very own Mikael Persbrandt is onboard to play Beorn. Recently, the two movies became three and several of the actors are being called back for re-shoots. Persbrandt is among them.

“I’m going back to New Zealand to shoot more scenes, that’s already been decided,” he tells MovieZine.se. (more…)

Posted in Hobbit Movie, Mikael Persbrandt, Rumors Spy News

Storytime with Peter Jackson reassures and puzzles!

In December last year, I declared the first trailer a study in character.

Introducing and differentiating thirteen different dwarves to a wider audience most likely unfamiliar with the Hobbit and its ultra-beardy cast was critical for Peter Jackson. So Jackson used an entire trailer for the task.

But, because that trailer was so light on plot, we’ve been wondering ever since what degree of fidelity the story will possess and exactly how it might unfold.

The EW storybook addresses this at a single stroke. EW isn’t calling it a storybook, but that’s what Jackson has created. A gorgeously illustrated storybook that guides us through the key points of The Hobbit.

Read on for a spoiler-filled scene-by-scene review of The Hobbit — storytime with Peter Jackson! (more…)

Posted in Adam Brown, Aidan Turner, Andy Serkis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Graham McTavish, Headlines, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Ian McKellen, James Nesbitt, Luke Evans, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, Mikael Persbrandt, Peter Hambleton, Peter Jackson, Richard Armitage

Entertainment Weekly new scrolling Hobbit scenes

Our message board members were quick to pick up on this very cool scrolling montage of pictures from the upcoming Hobbit movie over at Entertainment Weekly.com. What’s cool is there are new scenes we’ve never seen before. What’s even cooler is you can scroll over the pictures to get a closer look. Check it out and let us know what details *you* pick out on the very active thread in progress on our Hobbit discussion board! Read More…

Posted in Adam Brown, Aidan Turner, Andy Serkis, Billy Connolly, Cate Blanchett, Conan Stevens, Graham McTavish, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, James Nesbitt, John Callen, Ken Stott, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, Mikael Persbrandt, Peter Hambleton, Richard Armitage, Stephen Fry, Stephen Hunter

Mikael Persbrandt Talks A Wee Bit About Beorn

Anton S. alerted us to an interview with Mikael Persbrandt in Swedish site MovieZine.se where he talks a little bit about his role as Beorn in The Hobbit.

Here’s the translation of the relevant bits that Anton sent along.

MovieZine: Are you finished filming the Hobbit?
Mikael P.: No, absolutely not. I’m going back there in February.

MovieZine: Do you have a part in both films?
Mikael P.: Yes I have. The role is more or less what it is in the book. I’m not going to talk much more about it because they’ll get angry at me, but read the book and you see… and then maybe there is a little more.

MovieZine: How is your character Beorn created? Make-up or some kind of motion-capture?
Mikael P.: As I said before I intended to survive the night. Otherwise I guess I’ll get a missile after me. It’s exciting to be a part of it. You’ll see later, its barley a year left until the premier in December.

Posted in Characters, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Mikael Persbrandt, The Hobbit

NZ Herald: Actors journey to Middle-earth

The New Zealand Herald has written this nice piece on ‘The Hobbit’ actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Mikael Persbrandt:

They might be leading men in their respective countries but it’s not their famous faces which have got them heading to New Zealand to join the cast of The Hobbit.

English actor Benedict Cumberbatch – best known as the latest television incarnation of Sherlock Holmes – will be motion captured as dragon Smaug as well as delivering the voice of Necromancer (later known as Sauron in The Lord of the Rings trilogy). The other, Swedish star Mikael Persbrandt, is already in the South Island playing Beorn, a shapeshifting mountain man who is sometimes a bear. While The Lord of the Rings trilogy was a career launchpad for many actors, both Cumberbatch and Persbrandt come to The Hobbit with established profiles. Read More…

Posted in Benedict Cumberbatch, Casting Rumors, Characters, Hobbit Movie, Mikael Persbrandt, Miscellaneous, The Hobbit