40 Little-Known Facts About Aragorn from Lord of the Rings
Aragorn Was 10 During the Events of The Hobbit
Peter Jackson’s original trilogy was such an enormous success that it seemed only natural that he would try to replicate it. When he made The Hobbit trilogy, it seemed doomed from the start. Part of the reason Jackson’s second trilogy didn’t work as well was that Peter didn’t have the same well of characters to draw from.
Because The Hobbit takes place years before the events of Lord of the Rings, Aragorn is only 10 when Bilbo begins his adventure. That’s why only the elves and Gandalf were able to reprise their roles. Every other major character was either very young or not born yet.