News from the Peter Jackson camp claims that more literary “alterations” will take place in the final installment of The Hobbit, in theaters this December. Among ideas powering the rumor mill is that Thorin Oakenshield will remain alive in Jackson’s film. In Tolkien’s text, Oakenshield dies while attempting to regain control over Erebor (Lonely Mountain) once ruled by the Dwarves (didn’t Tolkien prefer the word “Dwarfs”?)
What are your thoughts? Should Jackson follow Tolkien’s original plot or should he change it to please the audience??
Or, as some have suggested, is this Jackson letting a rumor “slip” to get our reaction to the possibility?
Dr. Crystal Hurd
Crystal is a writer, poet, reader, and public school educator from Virginia. She is happily married with three beautiful Terriers (adopted from local shelters). Her dissertation explored the leadership of C.S Lewis with postdoctoral work focusing on the leadership roles of artists. An unapologetic book nerd, Crystal loves to read and research works involving faith, literature, art, and leadership. She also possesses a deep, unrelenting interest in all things European, especially Doctor Who. You can read her weekly thoughts on her webpage/blog www.crystalhurd.com, friend her on Facebook, (Crystal Sullivan Hurd) and follow her on Twitter: @DoctorHurd and @hurdofficial.