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‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’: New Image Highlights Luke Evans’ Bard The Bowman & Ian McKellen’s Gandolf
Courtesy of the latest edition of Entertainment Weekly, this new scanned image has hit the web from ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,’ the final chapter in Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy. And while this image is our first look at the film in months, Jackson recently confirmed that we should get some early footage from ”The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ “soon” – I’m guessing a teaser trailer later this month in time for Comic-Con. ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ will be released worldwide on December 17th.
Peter Jackson Confirms That The First ‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’ Teaser Trailer Is Coming Soon
One to often engage with his audience on social media, Peter Jackson has again used his official Facebook account to touch on a subject that has been much talked about by fans: when we’ll be seeing the first trailer for ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,’ the final film in ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy? On the topic of the first trailer, the director, producer and screenwriter posted the following: Thank you all for your responses to my posting about Lorri and Damien’s book. Of course, many of you asked about the Hobbit Trailer. So, yes – there will be a Hobbit Trailer. But like the previous two years, it’s not going to be released until around Oct. The complex VFX work required to produce the battle shots we’re all wanting to see are simply not far enough along yet.
This time last week Peter Jackson announced that the much-anticipated final film in his ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy will now been titled ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.’ With that mind, Luke Evans briefly shared his thoughts on the new title to Digital Spy. “I actually think it’s absolutely right because when it was two films There and Back Again would’ve been the second film’s title. Now it’s three films it’s become redundant,” the Bard the Bowman actor explained. “We have the Battle of the Five Armies which we focus on, it’s a very important part of the story. I think it’s right, I think it’s appropriate that it’s changed and I think Peter would’ve thought about it with a lot of care. I think the decision’s right – when you see the film you’ll understand exactly why.” The film, previously titled ‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again,’ will be released worldwide on December 17th.
Peter Jackson Announces That The Third “Hobbit” Movie Will Be Titled ‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’
Peter Jackson has shared on his official Facebook page that the third installment in his “The Hobbit” trilogy will no longer carry the subtitle “There and Back Again”, and instead will be titled ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.’ His statement reads as follows: Inside Information…
Our journey to make The Hobbit Trilogy has been in some ways like Bilbo’s own, with hidden paths revealing their secrets to us as we’ve gone along. “There and Back Again” felt like the right name for the second of a two film telling of the quest to reclaim Erebor, when Bilbo’s arrival there, and departure, were both contained within the second film. But with three movies, it suddenly felt misplaced—after all, Bilbo has already arrived “there” in the “Desolation of Smaug”.
With Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ set for home release on April 8th, WETA Digital has unveiled this behind-the-scenes video detailing the companies Oscar-nominated work to create Smaug and meld it with the performance of Benedict Cumberbatch. WETA describe the video as follows: “Middle-earth is a fantastical world of imagined landscapes and many incredible digital creatures. We completed almost 2000 VFX shots for the film, encompassing hero digital performance work, large scale water and fire simulations, complex digital environments, digital doubles of a large cast, and extensive creature work. Take a glimpse at the invention, artistry and innovation that the artists at Weta Digital used to make it all come together in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.”
With Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ set for home release on April 8th, THR has unveiled this behind-the-scenes video detailing Weta Digital’s Oscar-nominated work to create Smaug and meld it with the performance of Benedict Cumberbatch. “Our challenge with Smaug was making him every bit as engaging and believable as his live-action counterparts,” explains David Clayton of Smaug’s Oscar-nominated VFX team from Weta Digital.
David Clayton tells the outlet that to get started, Benedict Cumberbatch came to Wellington, New Zealand’s Weta in early 2012. “Using our motion-capture stage, we recorded his performances, which focused on the conversation with Bilbo sequence. Having Benedict in a mocap suit was lots of fun — for us, and hopefully for him, too — and seemed to help get him immersed and home in on the character.”