Tickets For THE HOBBIT Go On Sale This Wednesday; LOTR Marathon Also Planned

Middle-Earth madness begins all over again next month as Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey finally hits the big screen! This Wednesday, tickets will go on sale for the film AND a marathon of all three Extended Cut editions of The Lord of the Rings.

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By Josh Wilding - 11/4/2012

Deadline reports that tickets for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will go on sale on this Wednesday, November 7th, online and in theaters across North America at 12PM Eastern Time. As if that wasn't exciting enough news for fans, Warner Bros. are planning marathon screenings of the Extended Cut editions of The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy on Saturday, December 8th, and Sunday December 9th. Tickets for these also go on sale this Wednesday at the same time. "We’re expecting a big result as we start the journey for all 3 films," a studio exec told the site. The franchise has a massive fan base, so this shouldn't come as too much of a surprise! When will you be picking up your tickets? Sound off with your thoughts below.

The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome 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 Oakenshield. 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.


Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins
Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey
Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield
Andy Serkis as Gollum
Hugo Weaving as Elrond
Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug
Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman
Christopher Lee as Saruman the White
Cate Blanchett as Galadriel
Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins
Orlando Bloom as Legolas

RELEASE DATE: December 14th, 2012.

Source: Deadline
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jimpinto24 - 11/4/2012, 4:35 PM
Sweet! I will be buying my tickets this Wednesday for The Hobbit!
Humby - 11/4/2012, 4:37 PM
As much as I want to see this movie ASAP, I am tempted to wait until all three films are released. Then I will watch them all in a row on my 70" tv (followed by all three extended LOTR films). I haven't made up my mind just yet, because for movies like this an actual theater viewing is sometimes unbeatable.
CoLest - 11/4/2012, 4:37 PM
Tony93 - 11/4/2012, 4:52 PM
Feedthemachine - 11/4/2012, 4:57 PM
I'm getting the tickets just so I can get the free track by Howard Shore.
Feedthemachine - 11/4/2012, 4:57 PM
Is it bad that I'm more excited for the soundtrack than the actual movie?
ManofSteel23 - 11/4/2012, 5:12 PM
LOL id laugh if there was extended versions marathon and then hobbit...jesus that would be long
Tony93 - 11/4/2012, 5:16 PM
is it bad that im more excited for the MOS trailer than the movie?
batmanmovie2012 - 11/4/2012, 6:05 PM
Hell Ya can't wait.
MisterMagurlypse - 11/4/2012, 6:10 PM
@Feedthemachine & Tony93, hell no it isn't. As long as your excited!!
I am too!!
marvel72 - 11/4/2012, 6:11 PM
f*ck that i couldn't sit there for what must be twelve plus hours.
TheDARKestKNIGHT - 11/4/2012, 6:16 PM
I'm with the dudes above. I'll prpbably leave after the Man of Steel trailer. JK the movie will rock too. I still remember reading the hobbit back in school
TheDARKestKNIGHT - 11/4/2012, 6:16 PM
soberchimera - 11/4/2012, 6:33 PM
ISleepNow - 11/4/2012, 9:16 PM
Saw the extended edition of RotK the Thursday they showed that in theaters back in 2011. After 4 hours my ass was sore but it was worth it.

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