SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2012: THE HOBBIT Footage Description

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we have a full description of the footage that was screened during last night's WB panel for Peter Jackson's two Hobbit films. Read the description of the four scenes screened after the jump!

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By NerdyGeek - 7/15/2012


Last night at Warner Bros' Comic-Con presentation, stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, surprise guest Elijah Wood and director Peter Jackson attended the panel to screen new footage from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again. This time, the footage was screened in 24fps and not in 48fps, which was controversial with fans who saw footage in that format at Cinema-Con. Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we have a full description of the four scenes shown to Hall H attendees. Check it out down below.

Scene 1: Gandalf and the 13 dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), debate whether Bilbo should be allowed to join their quest to reclaim their treasure from Smaug, since it’s not clear if he is clever and sneaky enough to help them break into his secret lair. Eventually, Gandalf stands firm, and Bilbo reads over the “standard” contract to join their quest, which includes clauses noting that “laceration, evisceration, [and] incineration” are possible fates for him. Bilbo faints.

Scene 2: Bilbo meets Gollum (Andy Serkis), looking (slightly) younger than he did in The Lord of the Rings but still very much gripped by his Smeagol/Gollum split personality — they debate whether to eat Bilbo, or play word games with him. Bilbo realizes his best chance of escaping the goblin tunnels alive is to play along with Gollum, so he proposes a game of riddles. If he wins, Gollum helps him out. If he loses, says Gollum, “we eats it whole.”

Scene 3: Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) asks Gandalf why he brought “the halfling” on this most unexpected journey, prompting one of Gandalf’s soul-stirring speeches about how it’s “the small deeds by ordinary folk” that best hold evil at bay. It ends with what I perceived as quite a tender moment between Galadriel and Gandalf, hinting at an unspoken ache in Gandalf’s heart for the attentions of this celestial being standing before him.

Scene 4: We see Bilbo pick up the fateful One Ring, and then cut to a later scene where Bilbo almost confesses to Gandalf about the new item he’s picked up on his way. “I found something in the goblin tunnels,” says Bilbo.
“What did you find?” says Gandalf, clearly concerned.
“My courage.”


EW discuss the full Hobbit panel in detail (including information on the next production blog) in their full article, which you can read by clicking HERE!





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.


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is due out on December 14, 2012, with The Hobbit: There and Back Again arriving a year later, on December 13, 2013.




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marvel72 - 7/15/2012, 7:28 AM
this is gonna be film of the year,i want another trailer & soon.
xfan320 - 7/15/2012, 7:54 AM
"My courage"

awesome line.


BIG QUESTION: OFF TOPIC:

HAVE THEY CAST A "JIMMY OLSEN" IN MAN OF STEEL?

I can't find word anywhere...
Ric - 7/15/2012, 8:49 AM
cant't [frick]ing wait! saw the panel and it was awesome to see the crew again <3
marvel72 - 7/15/2012, 8:54 AM
@ Maximus101
@ azazel1

the dark knight rises maybe movie of the year to you,but not everyone else is gonna feel the same way.
Fogs - 7/15/2012, 9:58 AM
Nice, now you're not arguing about each others' opinion, instead you're fighting over the rest of the world's opinion. Brilliant.

Btw, if there's any celestial being in that conversation between Gandalf and Galadriel it's certainly not her.
marvel72 - 7/15/2012, 10:01 AM
@ Azazel1

if you say so because you know what everyone else is thinking.
IrfonW - 7/15/2012, 10:57 AM
TDK only just pushed the billion mark. The return of the king was no 2 top grossing film in the world for 6 years. It's still in the top 10, only two other films on that list came out before 09.

The hobbit can make a billion with out 3d easy, but we also have 3D. Sorry batman, hobbit has you beat.

in the end though WB don't care two potential billion dollar films this year.
Ric - 7/15/2012, 10:58 AM
hobbit is going to stomp avenger's and batman's ass back in december!
Seejay - 7/15/2012, 11:06 AM

That Gandalf picture is great.
Ric - 7/15/2012, 11:13 AM
ISleepNow - 7/15/2012, 11:16 AM
Nubase - 7/15/2012, 12:21 PM
maybe cos we seen the LOTR Trilogy we know what to expect in terms of visuals but the hobbit story is brilliant and it had to be made, it may not reach the levels of LOTR but it will be a hit cos millions of people worldwide have read that book, look up the book sales of the hobbit, those figures will be movie tickets.

l will watch the hobbit on imax
Ric - 7/15/2012, 12:30 PM
Loved the hobbit book even more than LOTR cause its shorter and a bit funnier. Oh and Beorn beats the crap out of everybody!
Ric - 7/15/2012, 12:34 PM
@ ckal: hell yeah! these movies will totaly rock ;)

I believe in Peter Jackson!

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