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The Lord of the Rings trilogy nearly killed off hobbit - but which one?

The Lord of the Rings trilogy nearly killed off hobbit - but which one?

7/30/2021 3:07:00 PM

The Lord of the Rings trilogy nearly killed off hobbit - but which one?

It has recently been revealed that studios were keen to see one of the beloved hobbit characters killed off

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Dominic said: “It’s a good job that didn’t happen, because it would have been me. It definitely would have. There’s no way they are killing Frodo and Sam, and the only ones that would be left would be Merry and Pippin.Dominic thinks his character Merry would have been the one hobbit to die  headtopics.com

“They wouldn’t kill Pippin because Pippin has a really strong story with Gandalf. It would have definitely been me. I think Pete quite rightly was like, ‘This is a luminary piece of written work, and we need to stick close to the text.’ So, he stuck by his guns. Yeah, I’m thankful that didn’t happen.”

MORE: My Unorthodox Life star Batsheva Haart stuns in ab-baring crop top and the dreamiest skirtMORE: Will there be a Sex/Life season two? The four hobbits - Frodo, Samwise, Merry and Pippin - were once at risk of being killed offIn the films, Merry nearly dies after helping Eowyn kill a Ring Wraith, but is found and looked after by his best friend, Pippin. In the end, the hobbits all safely return to the Shire after being thanked by Aragorn and the people of Gondor for their service. However, unable to settle in the Shire after his traumatic experience while destroying the ring, Frodo eventually leaves to go to the Undying Lands with his uncle Bilbo, Gandalf, Galadriel and Elrond. 

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