literally have been waiting so long for this I keep remembering it’s tonight and having mini panic attacks of excitement ALL OF MY DREAMS ARE COMING TRUE
just received an email from the man with this link in it. goodbye productivity. also, i have impeccable taste.
It is only at the end of a shoot that you finally get the chance to sit down and have a look at the film you have made. Recently Fran, Phil and I did just this when we watched for the first time an early cut of the first movie - and a large chunk of the second. We were really pleased with the way the story was coming together, in particular, the strength of the characters and the cast who have brought them to life. All of which gave rise to a simple question: do we take this chance to tell more of the tale? And the answer from our perspective as the filmmakers, and as fans, was an unreserved ‘yes.’
We know how much of the story of Bilbo Baggins, the Wizard Gandalf, the Dwarves of Erebor, the rise of the Necromancer, and the Battle of Dol Guldur will remain untold if we do not take this chance. The richness of the story of The Hobbit, as well as some of the related material in the appendices of The Lord of the Rings, allows us to tell the full story of the adventures of Bilbo Baggins and the part he played in the sometimes dangerous, but at all times exciting, history of Middle-earth.
So, without further ado and on behalf of New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Wingnut Films, and the entire cast and crew of “The Hobbit” films, I’d like to announce that two films will become three.
It has been an unexpected journey indeed, and in the words of Professor Tolkien himself, ”a tale that grew in the telling.”
i still can’t believe this is happening. middle earth is actually my home, i’m apprehensive about how he can stretch this into 3 movies but i am SO excited i get to live here for 3 whole films <3
The Hobbit Comic-Con Cast Portrait by Michael Muller, July 14th 2012
i really can’t deal with Martin’s little hat and sandals thing. he is just TOO MUCH.
One whopping 12-and-a-half minute preview of both Hobbit films and four sneak preview scenes later, we’re just glad to be back in Middle Earth.
You know how when you finally return to a once familiar place that brought you great comfort and happiness after a long time away, and you’re nervous that it may not quite be the same? Well, don’t worry. The Hobbit looks and feels very much like The Lord of the Rings, and even if the stakes don’t feel nearly as dire, Middle Earth still felt very much like home.
EUGH SHUT UP IM GOING TO DIE WHEN THIS COMES OUT.