I thought was in the Silmarillion? Or was it in the appendices of the Hobbit? I can't quite remember. Not read the Hobbit in a while; the Lord of the Rings is my main read, once a year during the summer (my god I am a sad bastard). But I know that Galadriel was never in the main plot for the Hobbit, so am intrigued to see what this will be about.
Nope, happened during the narrative of The Hobbit, though it's not shown in the main plot. It's why Gandalf kept wandering off for his own business throughout the story.
Depends how thе character is linked to the trilogy. Jackson's been Tolkiens fan for ages. I doubt if there's someone else who knows Tolkiens' work better than him. IMO whatever liberties he takes, he'll do it a way that won't contradict the book. Besides he's one who takes risks and who isn't afraid of challenges. One of the things typical of the first 3 movies was that Jackson followed the book very closely and every little detail was the way Tollkien described it. Now he obviously changed his approach. I'm personally intrigued
Going to have to disagree with much of this; Jackson took plenty of liberties and they contradicted the spirit of the books. Turning Aragorn into typical flawed Hollywood leading man instead of the proud lord from the book, Frodo turning against Sam, the Elves being defeatist assholes... I could go on.
I adore the films, I truly do (especially Fellowship). But as adaptations, they often leave me ripping my hair out.