The LOTR Movie Site
March 4, 2000

Arwen Part of the Nine? Err, Ten?
John Keeler

In an E! Online report it recently stated the following:

"Life in the Deep End Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen and Orlando Bloom are hard at work shooting the Helm's Deep battle."

Which leads one to believe that Arwen will possibly leave with the Fellowship from Rivendell. Have Arwen replace Glorfindel? Fine I can see that. Have Arwen travel to Minas Tirith with her brothers Elladan and Elrohir and the Dunedain Rangers of the North? Great that'll work. But having her leave with the nine... err ten?

Hmph, call me a Tolkien purist but that is one MAJOR change. In my opinion, the addition of any character to the fellowship will undoubtedly stick out like a sore thumb. No Bombadil and now a possible new fellowship member? Granted this is a movie and not the book, but one can only hope there aren't too many more profound detours from this great story.