Richard Armitage has revealed that he believes his character in the Hobbit series, Thorin Oakenshield, could easily have become a 'mini Sauron' - if he had been the one to find the one ring rather than Bilbo.
Armitage was taking part in a Twitter Q&A with Digital Spy, in which he also revealed that the Extended Edition of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will come complete with further scenes in Mirkwood - including a confrontation between Thorin and the Elven king, with the latter in the form of a White Stag.
You can check out more revelations, including the scene Armitage found most difficult to film, in the video below:
What do you guys think? Could Thorin have become a miniature version of Sauron, as Armitage suggests, or would his better angels have led him down a more selfless path? Let me know below!