Thread: A thought on the casting of Thranduil...
It started when I read the interview on this site with Doug Jones and my initial reaction admittedly was 'NO!! NO NOT HIM!! Elves are supposed to be 'fair' and 'beautiful' not creepy looking.
Plus, (I think) he doesn't look like he could be related to Orlando Bloom.'
But then I thought who should do it? It would make alot of sense to ask Orlando Bloom again because he will have aged since the lord of the rings movies, in such a way as it would look right. But is that too close?
Looking at the other posts here I think Richard E Grant is closer than Doug Jones but still not right... I mean, in my eyes as an 18 year old girl they were pushing it at the end of Return of the King (for ref see http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=1253)
And then I had this eeeeevil thought. I’m just going to reel this up the flag pole and see who salutes (and how they salute): Bret McKenzie should do it.
Admittedly he does look a little young.
As much as I love teh Conchords he seems a bit young for that role. He DID play an elf in ROTK - Figwit he was christened - so perhaps he could play an elf again.
It would kill a selection of birds with one stone: we would get a good looking King of mirkwood, Bret McKenzie would raise in status from fake elf to real elf and hence give the creators of Figwit lives something to do (as 'website is on hiatus') [i:19w56zml]and[/i:19w56zml] it would make all figwit hate mail void(sort of).
The make up is already so complicated it wouldn't be much trouble to make him look older, its not like elves have wrinkles after all just use lighter or darker foundation make his cheeks look hollower.
Agh I give this too much thought!!! I'm going back to my hole now.
Richard E Grant wouldn't be too bad. kinda has that angular "elf" face and he looks kinda like orlando bloom (we are talking very loosely here of course lol) i had another thought and maybe i'm a looney toon for it but what about Cary Elwes? granted he may have to loose a little weight as one of the pics i saw of him he was a little chunky but i saw this and thought "just maybe it might work" http://www.nndb.com/people/831/000043702/caryelwes.jpg
let me know what ya'll think like i said i might just be a looney toon