Hey Tolkien and Hobbit fans! I’ll be honest. I have been geeking out so much for The Hobbit 3: The Battle of the Five Armies coming out soon. I’ve almost teared up a couple of times from the new character posters being released. But this update from an actor that plays a major role in The Hobbit Trilogy got me to the point of possible heart attack from geekness!
Manu Bennett who plays Azog the Defiler, Thorin Oakenshield’s arch enemy, recently caught up with “The Geekiary” and talked about Azog’s role in The Hobbit 3: The Battle of the Five Armies and what he is looking forward to seeing in the final installment.
“Yeah. It’s going to be a big battle. It’s going to be a battle of the Five Armies. The whole things is about coming to a head and I guess I’m like the Orc leader, riding our Wargs, and we’re gonna come in the battle. And my sight is set on taking down Thorin Oakenshield. It’s gonna be an action-packed kind of… but also I think, the good thing about this last movie is that there’s a lot on stake in the third movie. Whereas the first two movies sort of moved along in a way that was… when you look at great movies like Star Wars or Lord of The Rings, there are really established characters and when you come out with prequels or sequels, those initial characters aren’t in there, we’ve got Gandalf, there’s only a couple of people who’ve really returned to that kind of iconic character things. So, I think people have just trying to kind of work out these new characters. A lot of people love us and I’m pretty thrilled with it. You got a lot of kids coming up ‘Oh! We love Azog’ and I thought I was gonna scare them to death but there’s a whole new young generation that’s watching The Hobbit for the first time. Kids that were probably too young when Lord of The Rings came out. So, they’re… they love The Hobbit. But, yeah, this is the third and final movie and Peter Jackson was very happy with my performance. I look forward to closing the trilogy.”
I don’t know about you folks, but I am even more stocked after reading that! But I want to know what you guys think! What are you looking forward to seeing from Azog in [The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies](movie:512312)? What are you looking forward to seeing in the film in all aspects? What ever your thoughts are; comment below let me know!
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is in theaters from 17th December, 2014. Check out the trailer below: