The world has been waiting for a sequel to “The Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King” for over a year now.
But we’ve been spoiled for choice, thanks to a slew of fan-made movies, fan-favorite characters, and even a cameo by John Harkins from the original.
Now, Nick Gates is in the room.
Gates tells Bleacher Bracket about the creation of the iconic role of Frodo Baggins and how he was so proud of the character when he was still in his late teens.
“The character was created in my mind as a character who was an outsider.
I didn’t know what was going to happen with him,” Gates said.
“I remember looking at the script and thinking, ‘He’s gonna be Gandalf.’
I was very proud of that, and I remember looking back on that, thinking, Oh, he’s so great.”
The “Lord Of The Rohan” trilogy continues with “The Two Towers” and “The Return of The King.”
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2004) is the next installment.
HBO and Warner Bros. have both made a number of films in the franchise.
In fact, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is set to be released on May 25, 2019.
Gates was also a big fan of the original trilogy, which he said he’s “always wanted to see” and is eager to see what happens next.
“I remember seeing ‘The Fellowship Of The Ring’ and being in awe of it,” Gates continued.
“And it had to be the first film that you actually watched and you understood how Tolkien had created it, how he did it.
So, I was extremely happy to see the sequel.
And I was so excited for it.
In regards to his own character, Gates said that the character of Frodos was created to be “the most evil person you could imagine.””
I was looking at a picture of him and he’s just in the back of a truck, looking at his wife and children. “
You could kind of picture it.
I was looking at a picture of him and he’s just in the back of a truck, looking at his wife and children.
So I think Frodo was a very, very dark character, but he was actually very kind.
He was very, kind.”
Gates also discussed the role of John Harkin in the film, saying that Harkin was a “gift to the story” for the character.
“The first thing that I remember doing was putting on a mask and dressing up as John Hensons ‘Little Red Riding Hood,'” Gates said, adding that he was inspired by Harkin’s character in “The Adventures Of The Little Red Riding.”
“That was a gift to the world,” Gates concluded.
“John Harkin is a wonderful actor.
He’s so good.
I remember when he first came to the set and he said, ‘We’re doing this film, and the film is going to be great.
I’m going to make a great actor.’
And I said, I know, you’ve never seen this before.’
And he goes, ‘No, I’ve never heard of you.’
And so I think that that was the first time I saw it.
And then he would get a phone call from somebody saying, ‘Oh, this is John Hysons’ son, you should see this.
It’s called ‘Little John’ and you’ve got to see it.’
And that was it.
He would just do it every day.
I had no idea.”
As for the rest of the cast, Gates says that he and “the whole cast, I thought, ‘Okay, we’re going to go with this one.
This is the best one.'”
I mean, I would love to see somebody else play that part.””
It was a great story.
I mean, I would love to see somebody else play that part.”
As Gates says, “I’m so proud to be a part of this film,” he was also excited to be in the role for the first and last time.
“When you think of the ‘Lord Of the Rings’ movies, you don’t think of anyone, but this is such an iconic part of the franchise, and so many fans love it, and they want it back.
It was a privilege to be part of that,” Gates commented.
Stay tuned to Bleacher for more details about “The Fellowship of The Ring.”