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January 8, 2003

Peter Jackson Crosses the Invisible Line

Posted by Mike on January 8, 2003 11:19 AM

O.k... I can take "Aragorn over the cliff," I can take "Agent Elrond," I can take "Faramir the Bastard," and I can take dwarf tossing jokes... but this goes over the line:

"Wellington, New Zealand - A recently leaked trailer for The Return of the King has Tolkien fans outraged over the apparent addition of a new character - Jar-Jaromir. The scene depicted in the trailer shows Jar-Jaromir shouting, 'Gondora gonna fallsa'; he then trips over a corpse and knocks down a couple of Uruk-hai.

"Producers of The Lord of the Rings trilogy confirmed the addition of the half-brother of Boromir and Faramir.


"'While The Two Towers is performing better at the box office than The Fellowship of the Ring, we are worried about a demographic that is skewing much older than desired. More mature fans are very good to have, but it's the younger fans who buy the merchandise. That's really what brings in the bucks on a movie like this,' said producer Tim Wilcox.

Go read the whole story.

(via SGTStryker)


I knew it! Jackson is such a sell out - the man just doesn't know where to stop with self-aggrandizement. This "Jar-Jaromir" was never mentioned in any of the trilogy or pre/post cannon literature. I agree with Mr. Hall's assessment that Jackson’s latest gaff goes too far and proves for all times that "Hollywood" is interested in nothing more than MAKING MONEY! Damn Jackson and his reckless abandon for destroying one of our most cherished stories through gross attempts to reach out to the toy segment. What's going to be next, Uruk-hai plush dolls? Merry and Pippin action figures? Gandalf "Wizard Hats" sold next Halloween? When will people realize the importance of purity in regard to our stories and traditions?

Posted by: Michael Burton at January 8, 2003 11:40 AM

Jep, I already read this thing about jaromir somewhere else, but i'm still not sure if i'ts true. MPH, where did you get this article from? Please let me know, couse somehow, every website has got it from the same (bbc.blablabla....). Thanx

Posted by: kirsten at April 6, 2003 5:23 AM

Ah, I got it! Every site where i read about this new character in lotr:rotk, links to : Maybe it's just a joke or something, couse Peter Jackson has never mentioned it in his intervieuws.

Posted by: kirsten at April 6, 2003 5:29 AM


Posted by: JozefJF at April 25, 2003 12:12 AM