In which Richard Armitage, I mean, Thorin, gets a big head

From WETA Workshop on FB; via RichardArmitageNet.com.

For me, this is the point where I officially began to record the perception that the fray is starting to take on ridiculous proportions. I’m amazed that I’ve handled it this long. Wow. Can you imagine being Richard Armitage, seeing that, and not falling over laughing?

[ETA: Grati / RAFN just forwarded this tweet of the other side of the plane.]

~ by Servetus on November 23, 2012.

40 Responses to “In which Richard Armitage, I mean, Thorin, gets a big head”

  1. Wow is right – makes those Strikeback billboards look passe 🙂

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  2. What was that song? “I’m on a boat, I’m on a “bleeping” boat?”

    I can imagine the mirth in Richard’s eyes as he says to himself, “I’m on a plane, I’m on a ‘bleeping’ plane!” It is just–wild.

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  3. In the DVD extras of ROTK, Sean Astin mentions how trippy it was to see his own face on the side of a jet.
    And you could see the wonder on their faces when they talked about the parade to the premiere–people on rooftops and balconies, in windows, all waving and cheering. Someone (PJ, maybe?) said they felt like astronauts. It really must be absolutely breathtaking.

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  4. Or as we’d say in America (a reference to ‘Fantasy Island’) – “The plane, boss! THE PLANE!” LOL – but wouldn’t it be fun to hitch a ride on? 🙂 Can’t wait – 21 days to go on this side of the pond . . .

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  5. Amazing!

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  6. OH 😀 MY:D GOD 😀

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  7. Imagine is Nephew!!

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    • This is a question I’ve been turning over in my mind for awhile — I think his nephew is about 7 now. Is the kind of thing you say on the playground? I think maybe not, if you’re smart.

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  8. I can’t help thinking that he might laugh it off outwardly but inside be completely mortified. Or maybe that’s just how I’d feel if it was my face up there…but then I have a massive double chin and really bad skin. Lol! 🙂

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  9. Here’s what Jed Brophy, the actor who plays the dwarf Nori, said on Facebook in the comments about that very plane: “Im on a plane im on a plane im on a filppin pippen mellon farming plane”

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  10. Why stop at a plane? I bet for the premiere they’ll put his face on the moon!!!!

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  11. Hi Servetus, I’m one of many fans of your blog; but always too shy to say it. Thank you so much for posting the picture. Wonder if he would sound not too excited as he sees the face of the side of the plane as the face of his characters, not really his.

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  12. Apparently that plane is on it’s way to pick up the actors in London and bring them to Wellington for the premier.

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  13. OMG that’s so cool.

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  14. I love this! and doesn’t this indicate that the production/ advertising arm(s) of the film is banking on RA’s appeal? I mean, Martin Freeman is great and all, but he’s no RA….

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    • yeah, it’s been apparent for some time that the sales force is devoting as much attention to Armitage as Freeman, which is a bit astounding, but suggests good things about what we’re about to see.

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