The link between the attack of the Orcs and Wargs
and the subsequent encounter with the Elves in Rivendell is deftly suggested rather than overtly stated, as the company, now hiding in what appears to be the entrance of a cave, watch as the body of an Orc rolls down before them, an arrow protruding from the corpse.
The film's signature battle at Pelennor Fields will feature an army of 200,000 orcs (most of them digitized), along with a collage of cave trolls and wargs
and "assorted nasties that fly, creep, crawl, catapult boulders, that sort of thing," Ordesky says whimsically.
The three-eyed raven is killed while Bran wargs
into present day Hodor and into a vision with Wylis.
Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, too, is a human drama: despite the hobbits and elves, trolls and orcs, wizards and wargs
, it is most essentially the story of the end of the Third Age and the rise of humanity in the Fourth.
On the way they have to battle orcs, trolls, goblins, giants and huge ravenous wolf-like creatures called wargs
When the dwarves (Tolkien's spelling), the wizard and Bilbo set off on a journey into the unknown together, it takes in everything from Elves to Goblins, Orcs and deadly Wargs
, as well as the sinister figure of the Necromancer (Benedict Cumberbatch).
Middle Earth, with its dwarves and elves, giants, dragons, wargs
, orcs and shape-shifting bears, really existed in Britain in the centuries between the departure of the Romans and the arrival of Christians bearing crosses.
That said, there are compensations with new arrivals into the story; Theoden, his spirited niece Eowyn (Miranda Otto) to whom Aragorn is attracted, Brad Dourif's splendidly reptilian turncoat royal advisor Wormtongue, Gondor leader Faramir (David Wenham) brother to the dead Boromir, individualised Uruk-Hais and Orcs and the ferocious Wargs
, a bear, wolf, hyena hybrid that the Orcs ride into battle.
alone to what appears to be the home or stronghold of the White Walkers.
He mocks Bilbo: "'Not eaten up by Wargs
or goblins or wicked bears yet I see'; and he poked Mr.
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies" will see the orcs and their wargs
attacking the Lonely Mountain in big numbers.
In The Hobbit we have Wargs
, eagles, spiders, bear-men, a thrush; in Alice, a march hare, a dormouse, a Cheshire cat, among others.