Some Big Spoilers For The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Hit
It may sound odd to say there are spoilers for a movie based on a book that originally came out in 1937, by as you know by know Peter Jackson does have a tendency to change things up in his adaptations of the J.R.R Tolkein classics series. These spoilers come from TheOneRing.Net (via CBM) found in the pages of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smauge Annual 2014. There were a few images leaked from that particular annual the other day. You can check those out by clicking here if you missed them. A few plot points from the upcoming film were outlined in the book. If you don’t want to know an of those, turn back now.
If you made it to the second paragraph, I assume you want to know the details. The biggest spoilers relate to Beorn in the film. The shape-shifter will have a different look than what was described in the book. On top of that, his story will be changing in a few big ways. Here’s the outline:
At Beorn’s hall by Mirkwood
- The company is chased to Beorn’s house by Beorn himself (Beorn doesn’t like dwarves, but when he discovers they’re running from Azog he helps them instead).
- ‘Beorn is the last shape-shifter in the whole of Middle-earth. Most of his kind were killed by Azog, so when Beorn finds out that The Company are fleeing from Azog, he agrees to help them.’
- Beorn tells Gandalf that the rumours of ‘a great evil’ in Dol Guldur are true, which is what makes Gandalf decide to go there himself and leave Thorin & Company to face Mirkwood alone.
Another big section of spoilers relate to the Halls of the Elven-king sections of the story. The Elves’ interactions with Bilbo and the company of Dwarves will differ in some big ways:
At the Halls of the Elven-king
- Thranduil has ordered that his elves are not to leave the forest, and they’re not to have anything to do with any other race (especially the dwarves).
- When Thorin & co are captured, Thranduil guesses they’re going to the Lonely Mountain and will release the dwarves to go on their way, for a promise of a cut of the gold. But Thorin refuses, so he imprisons them.
- Legolas isn’t as set in his ways as his Dad.
- Tauriel is at odds with Thranduil and doesn’t understand, or agree with, his segregation. She’s ‘very headstrong’ and ‘doesn’t always follow orders’.
- Tauriel is ‘quite unlike other Elves’ and it’s hinted that she quite likes the dwarves (or is, at least, intrigued by them).
- The wood elves give chase through the forest when the dwarves escape in barrels, but don’t follow them out of the forest.
- Except for Tauriel, who does follow then to Lake-town (defying Thranduil) and Legolas who decides to follow Tauriel (because he’s ‘very protective of her’).
- Bilbo may get separated at some point in the escape.
There are a few more spoilery tidbits at the source link below. You can click over to read the rest. So Jackson will once again change things up a little in the next installment. Fans might not be too pleased with some of the things laid out related to Beorn, but hopefully we can reserve judgement until we see how Jackson pulls it off. He’s done a pretty good job so far. What do you think about the new details?
Source : TheOneRing.Net