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

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

The director seems to be on his own epic journey as far as filming J.R.R. Tolkien’s work is concerned. When we found out Jackson was intent on making three films as opposed to two out of The Hobbit novel, we unanimously groaned. Personally, I had faith he could do it. That is, until after I saw The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and realized I didn’t actually want to sit through two more films like that.

But I digress, the wheels of Mordor are turning and extra scenes must be filmed for all of this to play out the way Jackson intends. Yesterday, he updated his Facebook with this message:

Back on set for our last Hobbit pick ups. Our last ever Tolkien pick ups, in fact. It’s going to be an intense few weeks, but we’re looking forward to shooting some powerful scenes with our great cast. Our next blog is coming soon!

It was posted along with this picture…

…which is kind of sad when you consider this.

Anywho…the additional filming is expected to last around ten weeks, most of which will be spent filming the Battle of Five Armies. That…wasn’t already filmed? I’m just gonna stop here and wait for the next video diary to show up.

(via Collider)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."