QuickClick: George R.R. Martin Compares Characters From Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
Posted 11.15.12 by Ryan
Since The Lord of the Rings trilogy left theaters, fantasy fans have slowly gravitated to George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones novels and subsequent HBO TV adaptation. But now that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is on its way, the inevitable comparisons are starting to be raised. Which series has the toughest warrior? Which series has the fiercest creatures? Fantasy fans could no doubt debate the subject for hours, but MTV Geek took the topic straight to Martin during this interview.
The author was subjected to questions like, who would win in a fight: Lord of the Rings' Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) or Game of Thrones' Jamie Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau)? And perhaps the toughest call to make: who would win, Lord of the Rings' Boromir or Game of Thrones' Ned Stark (both of whom were played by Sean Bean)? One warning, however: for those that haven't read all the Game of Thrones books, possible SPOILERS await.
Fans may agree or disagree with Martin, but the comparisons will only grow more contentious as The Hobbit starts its three-part adaptation when An Unexpected Journey opens on December 14th and Game of Thrones starts its third season on March 31, 2013.