It does appear, from credits listed at imdb for the hobbit. In the book the hobbit azog is little more than just a name. Azog was the leader of the orcs in the north, while lurtz seems to be the leader of. Bolg is an orc warrior and the son of azog the defiler. In the book azog is mentioned once towards the beginning whilst the dwarves enjoy the hospitality of bilbo in bag end as the orc that killed thorins grandfather thror at the battle for moria. There are two completely different versions of his death, in the book and the movie.
The five most irritating ways peter jacksons the hobbit deviated. Bolg was an orc leader of the misty mountains in the late third age, and the son of azog. He is purely a movie villain, and as far as i remember, he was not in the book. Unfortunately, azog s revival for film doesnt quite fill the villainous void and, much like the other additions, feels tackedon, distracting from the. Peter jacksons pale orc january 11, 20 filed under. The events of the hobbit take place between 2941 to 2942 t. Between initial casting and final edit my character was renamed bolg, who in the tolkein book is the son of azog. Thorin believes azog to have died from his wounds, but, unlike in the book. Azog is the main antagonist of an unexpected journey and the battle of the five armies. If book fans dont seem to remember azog the pale orc from the hobbit, theres a good reason for that. It includes many fantastical characters, including. The dwarf royal family still survivedwhile the king and heir immediate heirs were killed, dain, balin, and dwalin still lived. However, instead of immediately hurting him, azog gets confused about the hobbit s strange, soft body and begins to explore. Mar 02, 20 thorin vs azog first battle the hobbit battle of moria full hd alexandru mortimer.
Azog, also known as azog the defiler, is a powerful orc chieftain who appears as one of the main antagonists of the hobbit trilogy, along with smaug and his ally, sauron, being the main antagonist in the hobbit. Commonsensical and fastidious, bilbo leads a quiet life in his comfortable hole at bag end and, like most hobbits, is content to stay at home. Why did peter jackson put azog in the hobbit and not just bolg. Biography in the hobbit, bolg was the son of azog of moria, succeeding him after his death in the battle of azanulbizar the last battle of the war of the dwarves and orcs in ta 2799 by dain ironfoot. Azogs movements and facial expressions were all filmed via motion capture using the actor who portrays him. Azog is depicted in the hobbit film trilogy as the wrathful, psychopathic. Azog the defiler the hobbit film trilogy wikia fandom. Using azog not only complicates the story of the hobbit, it pointlessly makes changes to tolkeins history of middle earth for the sake of a little more drama. For he saw that all his host in the valley was in a rout, and the dwarves went this way and that slaying as. Tolkeins 1937 classic fantasy novel the hobbit and one of the two main antagonists along with smaug of sir peter jacksons adapted liveaction film trilogy, being the main antagonist of both an unexpected journey and the battle of the five armies, and a supporting antagonist in the desolation of smaug. Azog, also known as azog the defiler, is a powerful orc chieftain who appears as one of the two main antagonists of the hobbit film trilogy, along with smaug, being the main antagonist of the hobbit.
However, the movies also crafted bigger roles for the father and son orc team of azog and bolg, the former especially, who is already dead by the time of tolkiens original the hobbit story. During the battle of five armies, thorin attempted to kill the leader of the orcs, named bolg, son of azog. As with many of the orcs in the hobbit movies, the orc azog was switched from being an actor wearing prosthetics to completely cgi midway through filming. His pursuit of thorin and company leads to the films actionheavy climax. In the hobbit, azogs mission was to destroy thorins line.
The battle of the five armies is the third of peter jacksons the hobbit film trilogy based on j. Azog from the hobbit these were the king of hobbit movie, its very dangerous azog, also known as azog the defiler, is a powerful orc chieftain who appears as one of the main antagonists of the hobbit trilogy, along with smaug and his ally, sauron, being the main antagonist in the hobbit. The hobbit is a film series consisting of three high fantasy adventure films directed by peter jackson. Azog in the hobbit movie is one of the main antagonist, while lurtz was a fairly important minor character. The new azog statue has an edition size of just pieces worldwide, and given the success of the first azog statue i wouldnt wait to order this one. Thorin vs azog first battle the hobbit battle of moria. Azog the defiler is an orc chieftain from the book and movies, the hobbit. Azogs revenge succeeded, but that was personal, his whim. It premiered in london on 1 december 2014, and saw release in most of europe on 10 december and north america on 17 december. There and back again that bolg will appear in one or both of the next two movies in peters hobbit. He actually died almost 150 years before the book begins.
He is uninterested in yaznegs excuses, and kills him for his failure. He was anecdotally slain by thorins cousin dain ironfoot. If, in the future, someone else makes another hobbit film they may take the story in a different. Mar 14, 2020 however, the movies also crafted bigger roles for the father and son orc team of azog and bolg, the former especially, who is already dead by the time of tolkiens original the hobbit story. In tolkien books, orc and goblins are interchangeable due to the authors decision that goblins and their lore are romance based in literature and. The only full account of the event is tolkiens description of the battle of azanulbizar in appendix a to the lord of the rings. In the world of middle earth created by british author j. The main antagonist amongst the orcs, however, is azog the white orc, who killed thorins father.
Tolkeins 1937 classic fantasy novel the hobbit and one of the two main antagonists along with smaug of sir peter jacksons adapted liveaction film trilogy, being the main antagonist of both an unexpected journey and. An unexpected journey and the battle of the five armies, and a supporting antagonist in the desolation of. The average lifespan of an orc is unknown, but it is conceivable that he was one of those sent to moria by sauron in about t. I dont really remember these guys from the book, to be honest. In fact, azog is supposed to be dead from the start. The battle of the five armies in this movie, azogs appearance is changed, as he now wears plate armor, and he replaced his claw arm with one that looks similar to a sword. Azog does not appear in the hobbit, having been killed by dain ii ironfoot many years earlier in the story. Was azog, the white orc leader, in the hobbit book. Azog was a chief of the orcs living in the abandoned dwarvish kingdom khazaddum. In his hobbit trilogy, peter jackson greatly changed the story line concerning azog, having him survive the battle of azanulbizar, losing his arm to thorin instead of his head to dain, and thus living to become one of the four main antagonists in the series the other three are sauron, smaug, and bolg.
An unexpected journey and the battle of the five armies, and a supporting antagonist in the desolation of smaug. He is the son of thrain ii, grandson of thror, and becomes king of durins folk during their exile from erebor. Raun is a woman in whom all the problems of the dwarves take root. Tolkien that takes place before the lord of the rings trilogy. In the published book, the hobbit, the goblins are led by azog s son bolg of the north. Weta workshop was thrilled to return to middleearth once again, contributing design, specialty props and specialty costumes to all three films. In an unexpected journey, he was portrayed by conan stevens, who also played gregor clegane as a nonspeaking cameo.
He is a major antagonist in the desolation of smaug and the secondary antagonist of the battle of the five armies. Azog is depicted in the hobbit film trilogy as the wrathful, psychopathic, ironfisted, malevolent, bloodthirsty, insidious, cynical, bitter, malicious, arrogant and merciless chieftain of the orcs of moria and leader of the warg riders. Why didnt gandalf simply destroy azog during their. R tolkien that takes place in the fictional world of middle earth, which is the setting of most of the authors works. Azog gives the command to kill the hobbit, but the rest of the dwarves suddenly charge in before the orcs can attack. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat. In the book, bolg ruled the goblins in mount gundabad for 150 years, but in the film trilogy, he is the secondincommand because azog is still alive. Search the hobbit and rubies for weapons, wigs, costumes and more everything you need to complete that perfect costume a fun costume whether its halloween, a costume party or every day dress up best sellers in childrens ebooks.
The top ten differences between the hobbit book and films. Though azog the defiler manu bennet does exist in the tolkien mythology, in desolation of smaug, the orc is expanded into one of the storys main villains. After a short fight, azog personally directs his attention toward bilbo. Azog the lord of the rings, the hobbit, the silmarillion. This is a terrible change, made so much worse by some uncharacteristically bad cgi. Tolkien, with large portions of the trilogy inspired by the appendices to the return of the king, which expand on the story told in the hobbit, as well as new material and characters written especially for the films. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the enter key is. The five most irritating ways peter jacksons the hobbit. In the year ta third age 2790, the erstwhile king under the mountain, thror, wandered into moria, hoping to reclaim it as a new throne. Azog is large, covered in scars, and most noticeably, is pale as snow. The statue captures azog with all his really cool armor and that new sword he implanted in his arm after the hobbit. Now azog almost killed thorin twice in the hobbit and thorin is. Azog is mentioned briefly in the hobbit by gandalf, who says to thorin. Azog, also known as azog the defiler was a powerful orc chieftain who appeared as one of the three main antagonists of the hobbit, along with smaug and sauron.
The hobbit tells a fantastic story of adventure, danger, friendship, and courage, and serves as a prequel to the even more immersive and epic book series, the lord of the rings. In the ensuing battle azog, the leader of the orcs, killed thror. From gandalf, thorin, and tauriel to the revolting great goblin, vicious azog, and slimy gollum, this official coloring book depicts the hobbit movie trilogys heroes and villains drawn from all corners of middleearth, with informative descriptions of every character and accurate pictures to color. In the hobbit was the white orc character in the book as well. Dec 18, 2012 in the book the hobbit azog is little more than just a name. Jan 11, 20 diane asks, referring to the film the hobbit. Click here peter jackson will be referring to the goblins in book the hobbit as orcs in the film.
Azog the regicidal defiler the hobbit explored youtube. Yeah, sometimes you have to change stuff from book to film. Lurtz lotr vs the pale orc azog the defiler the hobbit. Dec 19, 2012 maybe the white skin of azog in the movie is some nod to disfigured orc gothmog from return of the king, symbolically representing stronger breed of orcs who becomes leaders, just a random thought. Tolkiens the hobbit, brought to the big screen in an epic trilogy. Experience your favorite heroes and villains as well as legendary scenes from one of the most famous fantasy worlds every createdmiddleearthin a vivid and creative way with this first authorized coloring book based on the academy awardwinning epic motion picture trilogy the hobbit directed by peter jackson. Bolg was an gundabad orc that appears in the hobbit book and its film adaptations. Azog wants his revenge and so he appears as a dominent and recurring adversary later in the film. He is also the secondary antagonist in the desolation of smaug.
Gandalf is the only thing keeping dori and ori from falling to their deaths. He very nearly killed aragorn, probably the best fighterwarrior in the hobbit or lotr. The story as i heard it at the time is that jackson originally intended to conflate bolg and azog, which is anathema to the book but makes a lot of. Per the book, azog is long dead, and is the father of bolg. When azog had them cornered with wargs and many other orcs, and gandalf was clearly outnumbered. Azog is depicted in the hobbit film trilogy as the wrathful, psychopathic, ironfisted, malevolent, bloodthirsty, insidious, cynical, bitter, malicious, arrogant and merciless. In the book he is called azog the goblin, but both in wikipedia and the movies he is called an orc. Azog s son, bolg, does appear in the hobbit to get revenge, but appears only at the battle of five armies at the storys conclusion.
I am to play azog in peter jacksons lord of the rings lotr two part prequel the hobbit based on the book by j. Thorins cousin dain killed the orc at the battle of azanulbizar in the year 2799 t. Azog wanting to end the line of durin, smaug terrorizing erebor, even the elves refusing to help themall of it ties into rauns dark and mysterious past, and shes looking. Azog is depicted in the hobbit film trilogy as the wrathful, psychopathic, ironfisted, malevolent, bloodthirsty, insidious, cynical, bitter, malicious, arrogant, and merciless chieftain of the orcs of moria and leader of the warg riders. From new line cinema, peter jackson and warner bros. Thorin is the leader of the company of dwarves who aim to reclaim the lonely mountain from smaug the dragon. It is absolutely correct to say that thror was killed by by an orc named azog. He also appeared in the video game, lego the hobbit. In his hobbit trilogy, peter jackson greatly changed the story line concerning azog, having him survive the battle of azanulbizar, losing his arm. He is portrayed to be cunning, monomaniacal, and very, very ruthless, with a bitter and hateful obsession for vengeance against thorin oakenshield for cutting off his arm in battle. May 01, 20 azog s hand, which had been chopped off by thorin at the battle of azanulbizar, has been replaced with a metal fork. A slightly different spin on azog s thoughts of bilbo, canondiverent oneshot where azog had captured bilbo. What if every issue that ever existed in the hobbit lord of the rings all centered around one person. He stands up and, wielding orcrist and his oaken shield, runs toward azog.
The decision to include saruman, radagast, and galadriel in the events of the hobbit is reasonable, in my opinion. He is about to kill the hobbit when the moth returns to gandalf. While it is strictly canon that an orc named azog fought the dwarves at khazaddum and that he killed thorins grandpa, this pale mothercker does not feature in the hobbit. Azogs son, bolg, does appear in the hobbit to get revenge, but appears only at the battle of five armies at the storys. The hobbit is a highfantasy novel which is set in the imaginary world of middle earth. Like azog, radagast is canon, but plays no part in the hobbit. He is the father of bolg and the archenemy of thorin oakenshield. Then azog laughed, and he lifted up his head to let forth a great yell of triumph. In the hobbit, bolg had succeeded azog after the latters death in the battle of azanulbizar the last battle of the war of the dwarves and orcs in ta 2799 by dain ii ironfoot, and had resettled in the old refuge of mount gundabad after the kingdom of angmar was abandoned.1017 413 917 1092 1484 93 1367 546 476 359 792 455 1223 1286 904 1420 661 803 12 1598 803 779 1582 783 487 762 255 544 1403 26 1312 672 94 1291 1038