Martin Freeman Comments Briefly On THE HOBBIT Sequels And The Return Of SHERLOCK

Martin Freeman Comments Briefly On THE HOBBIT Sequels And The Return Of SHERLOCK

Talking at tonight's BAFTA's, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey's Martin Freeman looks ahead to working on the next two instalments and reveals when he will return to work on the hit BBC series Sherlock with Star Trek Into Darkness' Benedict Cumberbatch.

Ever since it was confirmed that Peter Jackson's The Hobbit had been extended to a trilogy, we've known that it would mean the cast would have to return for more filming. Well, talking at the BAFTA's tonight, Martin Freeman commented on how he feels about stepping back into the shoes hairy feet of Bilbo Baggins. "It's a film we've not yet finished. People sort of say, 'How was The Hobbit?' and I'm like, 'I'm still doing it!' I've got to go back in late May for another couple of months. It's going to be part of all our lives for a long time." For those of you worried that Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch's big screen success would mean that the superb BBC series Sherlock would be coming to an end, think again. "We start that next month," he confirmed. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is set to be released on December 13th, 2013. and The Hobbit: There And Back Again will follow shortly after on July 18th, 2014.

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GodzillaKart - 2/10/2013, 2:21 PM
Sherlock is fantastic. Can't wait.
Nick56 - 2/10/2013, 2:30 PM
Was just re-watching season 2 of sherlock the other night, can't wait till season 3
Odin - 2/10/2013, 2:34 PM
Yeah! Sherlock!
Reasonnnn - 2/10/2013, 2:40 PM
Martin is clearly SHER-LOCKED!
Tony93 - 2/10/2013, 2:42 PM
is sherlock on netflix?
shadyginzo - 2/10/2013, 2:43 PM
I have a feeling series 3 won't be able to live up to the second, but it'll still be very good.
JatevinM - 2/10/2013, 4:13 PM
I'm more excited for Sherlock than I am the Hobbit.
Facade - 2/10/2013, 4:25 PM
Once the extended version of Hobbit comes out in Oct. peeps will forget any disappointment with the theatrical version and will be pumped for Desolation.
FilmsFan - 2/10/2013, 4:31 PM
So if they're starting Sherlock series 3 shoots next month ie March, will that be finished in 2 months!
As he goes back to shoot for Hobbit in May!

Cus I really want more than JUST 3 Episodes!
But I know there are three but still HOPE IT'S MORE!

As for The Reichenbach Fall episode; that & Scandal in Belgravia; are probably the Best Episodes in Tv entertainment I've ever seen!
Release them or atleast Reichenbach Fall episode; I bet it'll be up for Best Picture! & might even win some!!!
That's shit is Awesome!

Please WB; scrap that RDJ- Sherlock Holmes films; I know they make money cuz of Action & stuff but please take Cumberbatch & Freeman as Holmes & Watson & put it on Big Screen with same writing team! Cuz that'll be EPIC stuff!
MrYurMomm - 2/10/2013, 9:46 PM
I don't like that Benedict guy. There's just something about his face that I hate... He looks like Sarah Jessica Parker's long lost son...

But Martin Freeman, pretty badass actor. My uncle told me he met him once, and that he was a very down to earth guy. I don't know if its true or not, but I like to think that it is.
loki668 - 2/10/2013, 11:06 PM
I clicked this link wondering what Morgan Freeman thought about this. I can somehow hear him saying "and that's just fine".

Lord Loki has spoken
Canon38 - 2/11/2013, 4:12 AM
When's season 3 coming?
bHrUuLcKe - 2/11/2013, 4:35 AM
Sherlock is the best show ever in my opinion. I just hope Season 3 isn't their last. I never want this show to end.
JatevinM - 2/11/2013, 7:45 AM
FilmsFan@ The RDJ movies dont need to be scrapped because they are actually good. There are 3 episodes a season but they are all almost 2 hours long. You are essentially getting Sherlock Holmes movies and not tv episodes.
dezdigi - 2/11/2013, 8:13 AM
I'm excited for season 3. I really like the episodes written by Gatiss. The Moffatt episodes are a lot like his Doctor Who stuff, hokey.
valeriesghost - 2/11/2013, 11:11 AM
at tony93, yeah, its steaming.
valeriesghost - 2/11/2013, 11:13 AM
every time i run into someone here in the US that says they love the show Elementary i have to assume they are idiots and have never watched "Sherlock" from the BBC.

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