Is it time for a reboot?
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Peter Jackson’s first installment of The Lord of the Rings trilogy premiered in theaters on December 19, 2001.
Fans, new and old, were blown away by the fantasy epic, thanks in part to its incredible cast.
With much respect for the Fellowship of the Ring’s original cast, here is how we would recast the movie if rebooted, featuring 21 of today’s most talented actors.
... Haldir, originally played by Craig Parker in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings.
... Denethor, played by John Noble in The Two Towers and Return of the King. While Denethor was not originally in Fellowship, the remake could add him to the cast.
... the Ringwraiths. Andy Serkis voiced Khamûl, a Ringwraith, in The Fellowship of the Ring.
... Éowen, played by Miranda Otto in the original trilogy.
... Théoden. Played by Bernard Hill, he didn’t appear in Jackson’s Fellowship but was featured in Two Towers and Return of the King. Théoden could well appear in a remake, however.
... Bilbo Baggins, first played by Sir Ian Holm in the original trilogy...
...but many are familiar with Martin Freeman’s performance as Bilbo in the Hobbit trilogy.
... Saruman, played by Christopher Lee in the original trilogy.
... Gollum/Sméagol, famously played by Andy Serkis in The Lord of the Rings.
... Galadriel, originally played by Cate Blanchett.
... Elrond, played by Hugo Weaving in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
... Arwen, originally played by Liv Tyler.
... Pippin, played by Billy Boyd in Jackson’s trilogy.
... Legolas. Orlando Bloom performed the role in the original trilogy.
... Gimli, originally played by John Rhys-Davies.
... Gandalf, played by Sir Ian McKellen in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
... Samwise, played by Sean Astin in the original trilogy.
... Merry, played by Dominic Monaghan in Peter Jackson’s Lord to the Rings trilogy.
... Faramir, originally played by David Wenham.
... Boromir, played by Sean Bean in the original trilogy.
... Aragorn, played by Viggo Mortensen in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
... Frodo, originally played by Elijah Wood in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy.