What if someone threw a celebratory party for a project that you have worked on for three years of real physical hardship and emotional family separations, and they didn’t invite you to the party? Unthinkable!
Update #1: And here is Kiwi Actor John Callen’s announcement of that as shared by RichardArmitage France on FB:
Well, The One Ring Net (TORN) post tells of the Kiwi Dwarf actors not being invited by Warner Bros Pictures to the TH3BOFA ‘s London World Premiere due to budgetary constraints. And thanks to VioletDutchBlogger for the heads up!
Update #2 from TORN: Kiwi Dwarves set to attend final Hobbit Premiere in Los Angeles
“Please note: at the request of the film production, we’ve removed our earlier story as it was based upon now out-of-date information.”
Below, as a reminder, is the “Company of Thorin Oakenshield” as Gandalf called them in THAUJ (Image courtesy of www.RichardArmitageNet.com ):
Who are these wonderful Kiwi Actors? I may not have known about Jed Brophy, Stephen Hunter, Dean O’Gorman, William Kirchner, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, and John Callen before The Hobbit films, but I certainly do now. Here is a nice article about them (Thanks to RA-US for the link!):
So let’s hope that the cheerful video announcement pasted below about The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies World Premiere in London betokens an even more joyous event with the inclusion of the Kiwi Dwarves at the London Premiere:
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – World Premiere in London – Official Announcement” by Warner Bros. UK
The Dwarves weren’t the varsity team versus the junior varsity team, they weren’t part time extra help workers, they weren’t even the understudies. They were and are part of the Dwarven group on a quest. They started together and they should finish together–at the World Premiere in London.
So let’s hope that Warner Bros. Pictures opens their purse strings to pop for seven more flights from New Zealand to London and hotel accommodations for the seven Kiwi actors.
Otherwise, we fans–perhaps a sixth army?– might come to think of the THBOFA acronym as referring to:
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Full Attendance by all the Dwarves