First Official Images From The Hobbit Part 1

Check out three more official looks at Peter Jackson’s upcoming “The Hobbit”, starring Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, the Hobbit who started it all, along with Ian McKellan as Gandalf, chillin’ underneath a tree as he is wont to do in his free time. Part 1 comes out next year, followed by Part 2 the year after that.

“The Hobbit” follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever… Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities… A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

Part 1, “An Unexpected Journey” stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Rob Kazinsky, Aidan Turner, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Jed Brophy, Mark Hadlow, Adam Brown, Cate Blanchett, Andy Serkis, Elijah Wood, Jeffrey Thomas, and Mike Mizrahi, and travels into theaters December 19, 2012.



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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    It’ amazing how they got the et exactly the way it looked in Fellowship. I so can’t wait for this film.

  • Lexavi80

    Neither can I. I’m such a geek for Tolkien’s book and Jackson’s vision of the books.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      In my honest opinion Jackson’s vision of the books was alot more enjoyable than the books themselves. Though they are great, they read more like a history than a narrative and it hinders the story. Especially when you have to keep jumping back and forth to the appendecies. Jackon’s films got the story down, made the action cool, and still had the emotional weight the books did. Even more so in some areas. I would love to see David Eddings’ “Belgariad” and “Mallreon” get made into films. They were much like LOTR but written as a story and the characters were great.

  • Lexavi80

    Jackson’s work was sublime, but I rather the books any day.
    The books are more complete. Fellowship is a bit slow until the middle because Tolkien gives a lot of detail of geography, but the rest is just great and exciting.

    Still, I can’t wait for the Hobbit!.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      You basically just said why the books killed me. I get that we need to know where things are geographically, but the man went on and on about trees, and skimmed the action. I understand it wasn’t written as an action piece but when you get to it, don’t speed through it. Don’t get me wrong I have my eye on a hardcover set of all the LOTR books and a matching copy of the Hobbit.

      Sent on the go.

  • Armenje

    I love the book of the hobbit and I saw the trailer it seemed amazing I love it and I don’t want it to be out in 2012 of december, i want it out in 2011 of december or in july of summer