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Exclusive: Jackson may be pondering a third Hobbit film! - TheOneRing.net scored a few exclusive moments with Peter Jackson in the Comic-Con press line to chat. He was asked about his additional filming plans for The Hobbit.
Jackson says that he greatly desires to go back and film more in Middle-earth. This extra footage may or may not be destined for extended editions — extended editions are something that we definitely expect to see. However, the exciting possibility is that a third Hobbit film is also on Jackson’s mind — and he admitted it!
He wouldn’t outright commit to anything. He didn’t say: “Yes, I’m doing a third film”. On the other hand, he didn’t close the door completely.
His words: “There’s much more material from the Appendices of Lord of the Rings that we didn’t fit in.”
Remember though, we reported the other day that Warner Bros has no plans for a third film. Studio sources told Variety that “the plan was always for two.” What will happen? Well, it may all hinge on what sort of success An Unexpected Journey has this December.
Video: EW chats with Jackson, Boyens and Hobbit cast! - Earlier today, Entertainment Weekly chatted with Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Richard Armitage, Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis in their VIP suite. It’s a really cool interview and there’s some great stuff in there, particularly from Boyens and Freeman. Maybe a few spoilers!
Quick round-up: The Hobbit presentation in Hall H! - Well, the long wait is over. Peter brought 12 and a half minutes of Hobbit goodness to Comic-Con’s Hall H today, and blew everyone’s minds.
To say the event zoomed past at an overwhelming pace would be an understatement too big to describe. We’re digesting everything we’ve seen and will continue to update as we work through the impressions and information that roared past. Read on for a quick summary and a massive pile of spoilers!
Hobbitcon video interview complete round-up! - Looks like as well as hosting a big presentation in Hall H that Peter Jackson and his minions have been busy little bees and spent the day doing a bunch of interviews. ...
Hobbitcon in Hall H — the details and the spoilers! - Well, the long wait is over. Peter brought 12 and a half minutes of Hobbit goodness to Comic-Con’s Hall H today, and blew everyone’s minds. Reports are that much of what we saw was similar to what was shown at Cinema-Con earlier this year, with a number of interesting changes and two additional minutes of footage.
Once in a Lifetime Opportunity for Hobbit Fans! - Consider yourself a Hobbit fanboy or fangirl? Then prove it to America, on TV.The first 200 fans to respond to a special email with a photo of themselves dressed as a Hobbit character, will get consideration to appear as an extra in a national TV commercial to be filmed in Los Angeles, CA on Tuesday July 24 or Wednesday July 25.
Watch Andy Serkis do his Gollum voice at Hall H! - In this three-minute clip from the Hall H presentation that’s made it’s way onto Youtube, Andy Serkis expresses his gratitude at being asked to be Second Unit Director for the Hobbit before giving fans a taste of his Gollum voice at San Diego Comic Con 2012. ...
Fab video of the lenticular Hobbit posters! - We’ve seen photos of the lenticular posters of the key Hobbit characters (12 dwarves, Galadriel, Gandalf, Gollum and Bilbo) on display at San Diego Comic-Con. But after viewing this short video that someone took of them, I have to say that no photo seems to do them justice at all!
Panel photos from Hobbitcon in Hall H! - Barliman’s chat regular dwnfalofnumenor snapped these really nice shots of all the panellists for the Hobbit presentation in Hall H today. Nothing spoilery at all, just some really nice captures of Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Richard Armitage and Elijah Wood all chatting away happily!
Badali discounts replica Arkenstone at Hobbitcon! - The folk at Badali Jewelry write: Tomorrow [ed: today?] is the final day of Comic-Con. Excitement and anticipation for The Hobbit is so high that we have decided to end the con with a bang!
The Hobbit Hall H Q&A panel in full! - Here’s a recording of the Q&A panel from Hall H. Please note that it does not include the showreel footage — it is only the question and answer session.
Still we very strongly suggest you go watch the thing right away. Because if you wait, it might well go the way of the very cool Andy Serkis video snippet that we posted earlier! Warning: POSSIBLE SPOILERS!
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Play house - 1/? (Haldir/Maedhros, Haldir/Echtelion, Rating: M, Middle eart is lost to the infection, and all the surviving elves are safe in Valinor. But since when have things ever really gone like you wanted them to, and how does 'happily ever after' work out for them?) by azzy and erestorjunkie
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- • Via TORn Forums: Movie Discussion - The Hobbit
Virtually nothing but good news! Shaping up like the proper marraige of Epic and wondrous Fairy/Folktale - I have been reading through the articles and Have been very pleased indeed. Gandalf using the thunderous voice and darkening the scene when having his final say on Bilbo to The Dwarves, in JUST the manner I imagined and hoped would be relayed. . . glowing glamdring, Stone Giants, and humour galore, a fainting Bilbo not the least of these things.
Certainly I took great pleasure in reading in one review that what they saw suggested a film as massive in scale and sweep as the LOTR trilogy, but also with more of the touching, childlike wonder found in classic movies like The Neverending Story (the sequels to that may have been crap, but the original was a beautiful and truly wonderful film). I know it won't be perfect. No one's adaptation of our favourite tales are ever quite perfect, unless the adaptation is our own lol. Yet, from all accounts it is shaping up to be very wonderful indeed.
I take some issue with the great and beloved Galadriel, mighty and noble and wondrous as she is, being described as the most powerful being in Middle Earth. That is VERY arguable, and I can hear some Holy Wizards (Saruman most loudly), Old Bombadil (though he soon turns his mind to something else and leaves the debate) a Balrog, and of course Sauron himself asserting differences of opinion with Phillipa on the matter. It would have been better for her to have been listed as the most powerful Elf, but I won't quibble over it so long as it does not become a glaring matter. …
- From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: The Hobbit, or There and Back Again is a fantasy novel and children's book by J. R. R. Tolkien. Set in a time "Between the Dawn of Færie and the Dominion of Men", The Hobbit follows the quest of home-loving Bilbo Baggins to win a share of the treasure guarded by the dragon, Smaug. It was published on 21 September 1937
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