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Saruman in "The Hobbit"?

Posted: June 5th, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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Empire magazine got the chance to speak to Christopher Lee, who said that he would be interested in reprising his role of Saruman in the upcoming "The Hobbit" movies. Even though the character does not show up in "The Lord of the Rings" prequel, Lee still feels that adding him to the new movies should be considered because it would fill a few gaps

"I've read the books time and again," Lee told Empire. "Originally Saruman The White and the rest of the wizards, or the Istari as they call them, were immortal. There were five of them, two of them never appear, I know their names but they never appear, and the only three that are mentioned are Saruman The White, Gandalf The Grey and Radagast The Brown who you never see so basically it's two wizards."

"They lived for thousands of years and they were sent to the earth and they are virtually immortal. When it all started, Saruman was the noblest, the finest, the bravest, the most dependable and reliable of them all, he was number one. But somewhere, somehow, and it was never actually explained, he turns and it's probably the Palantir (the wizard's crystal ball) that makes Saruman realize that if Sauron can do this, why can't I do it and Saruman wants to become The Lord Of The Rings himself."

"I'd be interested in seeing how that transition from good to evil occurred and, yes, of course I would return to the role if I was asked.
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Source: Empire magazine


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