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Group "TTT:EX and RoTK Preview Caps":
Gandalf and Aragorn look towards Mordor
Author: 
New Line Cinema Website for New Line Cinema
Source: 
Ringer Spy Terribly Mauled
Dated: 
16th Aug 2003


Gandalf and Aragorn look towards Mordor - 800x340, 40kB

 Gandalf and Aragorn look towards Mordor - Original: 854x363, 138kB 


 Information:
 
Ringer Spy David mailed in with this possible explanation of the location of this scene in the TTT:EX storyline:

The landscape is that of Rohan (the same rock formations and grassy tussocks seen during the Three Hunters segments), but does not appear to be the surroundings of Helm's Deep. I doubt that the light in the lower right-hand side is a will-o-the-wisp, as you conjecture -- rather, I'd say it's simply a small campfire. I would guess that the scene we are looking at takes place after Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli have encountered Gandalf in Fangorn Forest, and that it takes place during an overnight encampment on their way to Edoras (Gandalf's horse Shadowfax might be able to get there in a day, but I doubt the others could). Aragorn is stepping forward to speak with Gandalf, who is contemplating Mordor in the distance -- this would certainly be the perfect place in the film to remind the audience of the distant threat of Sauron, and for Gandalf and Aragorn to have their "He fears you -- he fears what you might become" conversation.

Ringer Spy Friesen also mailed in originally to posit that this is probably Gandalf leaning on his staff looking towards Mordor whilst walking with Aragorn, after Helm's Deep, before leaving Rohan in TTT:EX. We know from previous reports that there'll be conversations between Aragorn and Gandalf in TTT:EX, so this is most likely one of them - further setting up Aragorn's role for RoTK.

Originally we thought that this might be Aragorn and perhaps Legolas (or Gandalf?) approaching the Paths of the Dead at Dunharrow. However, we can see a willo-the-wisp in the bottom-right of the photo - and the glow of Oroduin beyond the Ephel D˙ath, so perhaps this is at the Dead Marshes - or near Dagorlad? Perhaps it isn't even Aragorn at all? Suggestions more than welcome...
 
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This image is part of the group TTT:EX and RoTK Preview Caps.
 
 
For related images, see also the Other Sets & Locs, Gandalf, Aragorn, The Two Towers and Movies sections.

 

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