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The Hobbit: There and Back Again

There And Back Again

Peter Jackson’s Third Hobbit Film Officially Has A New Name

Oh dammit! Just the other day we had a report on how recent trademark applications meant Peter Jackson’s last film in The Hobbit series might be getting a title other than the previously announced, The Hobbit: There and Back Again. Now we’ve got confirmation from the horse’s mouth. ” ‘There and Back Again’ felt like the right name for the second of a two film telling of the quest to reclaim Erebor, when Bilbo’s arrival there, and departure, were both contained within the second film. But with three movies, it suddenly felt misplaced—after all, Bilbo has already arrived ‘there’ in the ‘Desolation of Smaug,’ “ Jackson explained on his Facebook page. Yadda, yadda, yadda, the new title for the third film is

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Richard Armitage Talks Final Desolation Filming, New Line Registers Terrible Alternate Hobbit Title

Thorin Oakenshield: stout of heart, bushy of beard, and utterly majestic in flight. There… there is one I could call king.

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The Hobbit‘s Philippa Boyens Explains Cliffhangers and Dwarven Character Development

Philippa Boyens, co-writer on all of The Lord of the Rings Movies shares some details on the cliffhanger at the end of The Desolation of Smaug, and on why she and co-writers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh decided to break the cardinal rules of adventuring and split the party.

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This Genderswap Cosplay Of The Hobbit Cast Is Hair And Back Again

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen some genderswapped Hobbit cosplay, and while these ladies are certainly beardless, we have to admit they did it with style and class. Check out their efforts photographed by Alexander Turchanin.

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Questions! Questions That Need Answering

Desolation Of Smaug Synopsis Explains How The Second Hobbit Movie Will Fill 3 Hours

Just the other day I was having a conversation with my brother about Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. The only exposure he’d had to the story was the Rankin/Bass animated feature we grew up on and he was surprised there would be three whole films from Jackson. “But aren’t they already up to the dragon?” he asked. Yes. Yes they are. Thanks to a new official, and in-depth summary, we now know exactly what to expect from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Take a look. 

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The Hobbit Finally, Definitely Wrapped Filming. For Real This Time.

Middle Earth has already released the likes of Martin Freeman, Sir Ian McKellen, and Orlando Bloom back into the real world, and now, finally, even director Peter Jackson is saying goodbye to the The Hobbit sets. Filming for the final Hobbit film concluded on Friday, assuming, of course, that Jackson does not decide to split the book up further into six or twelve movies, at which point it will officially have more installments than Sherlock. Regardless, it was a melancholy day for Jackson and his crew as they wrapped up shooting, and Jackson shared photos of his final hours on the franchise that has been part of his life for 15 years on his Facebook page.

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Martin Freeman Says Goodbye to The Hobbit

Sir Ian McKellen and Orlando Bloom have both left the set of The Hobbit for the last time, and now Martin Freeman has as well, assuming Peter Jackson doesn’t decide to add even more movies to the series. Jackson posted the photo above, and another of Freeman with costar Benedict Cumberbatch, on his facebook page, and shared some thoughts on the impending close of the filming of The Hobbit. Read on to hear what Jackson had to say, and to see Cumberbatch petting Freeman’s hobbit feet.

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My Precious!

Be Stunned by the Unreal New Zealand Locations We Know as Middle Earth [VIDEO]


In case you were doubting whether the amazing scenery in The Lord of The Rings trilogy and The Hobbit were real, prepare to be rendered speechless. I know that the video ends with Martin Freeman basically telling me to go to New Zealand, but I don’t care that I’ve fallen for the tourism marketing. I want to go there and back again.

(via Blastr)

Previously in The Hobbit

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Evangeline Lilly Talks About Her Badass (S)Elf In Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit

Most people know Evangeline Lilly from her time spent on a (mostly) deserted island on ABC’s Lost, but the actress will soon be known from her work on another island – New Zealand! She plays the elf Tauriel in Peter Jackson’s next two installments of The Hobbit trilogy and recently got to talking about the character.

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Quick, Everyone Get To New Zealand! Peter Jackson Is Filming The Hobbit Again!

Peter Jackson steps into the fray once more in order to have enough scenes for three complete Hobbit films. Can it be done? 

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