+++ Possible spoilers for the Hobbit-movie in here +++
I was actually looking forward to the Hobbit movie coming out this week. I tried not to read too much in advance, and wanted to approach it with an open mind. However, last night, my gf read me a review by a newspaper.
I am not sure how correct the author was, because in his description of the original story, he got a few little things wrong.
However, he mentioned
That Bilbo and his companions, throughout the movie, are chased and hunted by a group of orcs, led by Azog. Apparently, this was added in order for some extra fight-scenes between the dwarves and the orcs.
I usually don't get ticked off that easily if smaller things about the story are changed, but this kinda sounds...wrong
why does it have to be Azog... he was dead by the time the journey took place. His son Bolg was actually part of the plot, so what is this about?
When I watched the production-video blog and saw they had casted someone for Azog, I actually thought he would be part of an introduction, telling more of his story etc.
Did the reporter just get it all wrong, or is it true that Azog is hunting Bilbo and his companions?
I also just found this while googling:
"From the latest WB character brief for Azog:
'It was said that Azog the Desecrator fell many years ago in the great battle between the Orcs and the Dwarves. But now he appears again at the top of a deadly horde of killer orcs. For Gandalf begins a race against time because he has to figure out the connection between the most dangerous orc commander and the growing evil, which takes shape in the ruins of the fortress of Dol Guldur. One thing is totally clear: no one will deter Azog from his intention to destroy Thorin Oakenshield’s companions to the last dwarf.'"
(this kinda seems to be hinting that Sauron as the Necromancer resurrected Azog?)