Enevhar Aldarion wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:51 pm
Also, for those who saw all three Hobbit movies, and to inform those who did not, at the end of the third one, I think it was Gandalf who told Legolas to go and find a young Ranger, to befriend and guide him. So we could have the adventures of Aragorn and Legolas.
No, that was Thranduil who mentioned Strider. There is no clear indication that Gandalf would have known who that was. My best guess is that Aragorn, in the films, would have been twenty-five years old (maybe twenty-six) at the time of the Battle of Five Armies, depending on whether Éowyn was told his age before or after his birthday of March 1 (and presuming the War of the Ring in the films took place in 3001 and 3002). However, in Tolkien's legendarium the adult Aragorn first met and befriended Gandalf in his twenty-fifth year, so it's certainly possible that they've already met.
Plus, the thing about not including all the characters could just refer to the ones who had not even been born yet right after the end of the Hobbit movies. So no Frodo etc, and no Gimli and no Boromir or Faramir or any of the other popular normal-lived humans from LotR.
Gimli (born: 2879) would have been just a little younger than either Fili or Kili, but there's no reason to believe that Aragorn had ever met him before the Council of Elrond. Frodo was born in 2968, probably in Aragorn's fifty-second year in the films. The timeline of the movies raises many questions, some of which are hard to answer. I would just as soon be able to ignore it.