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UPCOMING MOVIES – The Hobbit (2012-2013)

UPCOMING MOVIES – The Hobbit (2012-2013)

The Hobbit is easily one of the most anticipated movies of the next while. The tone of this prequel to The Lord of the Rings is going to be a tough one to nail down, as it is quite honestly a bit sillier than the later book and movie. Fans will be waiting on December 14, 2012, when the first of the two parter will be released (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), followed by The Hobbit: There and Back Again. Information is slowly being released to us, and I’m here to sum up all that we know so far.

Peter Jackson is teasing us with behind-the-scenes videos and the occasional picture, and we do have a complete cast list of course. In fact the movie is about 20% shot. The excitement builds!


Returning cast members include Sir Ian McKellan as Gandalf, Andy Serkis as Gollum, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, Elijah Wood as Frodo, Orlando Bloom as Legolas ,and Christopher Lee as Sauruman.

New cast members include Martin Freeman as Bilbo, Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of Smaug, Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakensield, Stephen Fry as the Master of Laketown, and Sylvester McCoy  as Radagast the Brown.

(For the full cast list, head to IMDB.com.)


1. Martin Freeman as Bilbo (below)

2. Sir Ian McKellan as Gandalf (below)

3. Three Dwarves Dori, Ori, and Nori (below)

4. Two Dwarves Oin and Gloin (below)


Peter Jackson has released two behind the scenes videos, available below.

Video 1

Video 2


1. Andy Serkis, who plays Gollum, is also the second unit director of the two movies.

2. Jed Brophy, who plays Nori, also worked with director Peter Jackson in Braindead, Heavenly Creatures, LOTR: The Two Towers, LOTR: The Return of the King, and King Kong.

3. Robert Kazinsky was originally cast as Fili but had to drop out for personal reasons.

4. The two movies are being shot at 48 frames a second, a first for a major film. To read Peter Jackson‘s explanation, see the article at SlashFilm.com. (You should be checking that site often anyway, it’s a great one.)

5. The Master of Laketown’s “conniving civil servant” Alfrid (a character who I believe is invented for the movie) will be played by Ryan Gage, who originally had a much smaller part but was “promoted” to the larger role.


Thoughts? Comments? Leave them below!



July 10, 2011 - Posted by | Upcoming Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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  1. I have never ever seen a better movie in regard to unconditional love then The Lord of the Rings 3 Movies. My only problem ha sbeen that it
    is not long enough and I cannot get over how wonderful Viggo Matersen and Liv Tyler are and all I am requesting is that they are in the Hobbit and that we get to see their love from the beggining.
    I have 2 sets of all the three movies and when I am down I watch these movies and fast forward to the interection between Aragon and Arwen and just want more because they are so committed to each other that they are not tempted elsewhere and the trust they have in each other is what keeps them strong so pelas emake sure these two fine actors are in the Hobbit because we all want love like theirs.
    Viggo Matersen is so dashing as Aragon and he looks amillion times better in the dark brown hair and beard and he looks so devishly rugged and handsome and he has the most softest voice and the most georgeous eyes I have seen in a male along time so please script writers directors put these two characters in the Hobbit because we need to see the love of these two characters from beggining to end as we need to see more and also the bond and loyalty between Aragon and Legolas is also very amazing so these fine actors nee dto be all brought back astehy are the ones that made these movies such big hits.

    Comment by Milka Cupac | February 20, 2012 | Reply

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