The LOTR Movie Site
April 26, 2000
Speculation on Arwen's Role
A big question that surrounds the LOTR movie is whether
Arwen will join the Fellowship or not. I really hope she doesn't join it, I think thats
way too much change in the overall story that would start very early on in it as well.
Peter Jackson seems to agree, when answering a fan's question on Ain't It Cool News 20
Question's with Peter Jackson he stated in an answer: " However, we won't do anything
radical like adding her to the Fellowship, as that would be departing too much from what
we all know and love. It's a fine line that we walk."
What makes a lot of sense to me, is that Arwen would
accompany her brothers, Elladan and Elrohir, with the Dunedain Rangers of the North
when they meet up with Aragorn. In the book, the meeting takes place after the battle of
Helm's Deep in Rohan, but they could add Arwen and have her and her brothers meet Aragorn
before the battle of Helm's Deep in the movie. In Liv Tyler's interview on
E!Online she tells a little bit about the relationship of Arwen and Aragorn in the
movie. While the information isn't definitive whatsoever on the matter of her joining the
Fellowship, she does say something in the way that Arwen is impatient and wants to be
together with Aragorn much more than they are. It may imply that they have to be away from
each other at times in the movie.
There could be two romantic parting scenes, Aragorn leaving
Arwen from Rivendell with the Fellowship and Aragorn leaving Arwen after the battle of
Helm's Deep for the Paths of the Dead, where he would then triumphantly return. I wouldn't
mind something like this kind of change at all.