Shelby I have changed my mind about Melkor, I no longer think Del Toro would do it - but I haven't given up on Bale as Sauron (but if we don't cast him as Sauron I guess he could be cast elsewhere, he would be a great elf, why not Fëanor?) For Melkor, I now only see Michael Fassbender.Haakon - could we make Christian Bale Melkor??? That last pic is just spot on for Melkor as he's looking down on Manwë disapprovingly!
Haakon - Great idea with Christian Bale! I didn't even think of him!
I'm curious about how people think about the valar and maiar "in their youth". Do you see them as physically younger, like humans? Do you think they choose to change their bodies in that way? Or do you think Tolkien speaks of their youth more as a way to signal the passage of time?