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APR
28
3 YEARS

Fandom 5: 'Hobbit,' 'Dark Knight,' Gay Batman and Marvel's Race Relations

Fandom 5: 'Hobbit,' 'Dark Knight,' Gay Batman and Marvel's Race Relations

It’s been one heck of a week in the world of Fandom. Let’s review the highlights…

1) 48 Frames of Disappointment

The Hobbit was one of the big presentations at CinemaCon, the annual exhibitors and theater owners confab in Las Vegas. Warner Bros. showed off 10 minutes of Peter Jackson's An Unexpected Journey, the first of his two upcoming Hobbit movies. The footage shown was in a new format where the images are rolled out at 48 frames a second instead of the normal 24 frames.

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FEB
8
3 YEARS

'The Hobbit' Rounds Out Cast with Billy Connolly in Key Role

'The Hobbit' Rounds Out Cast with Billy Connolly in Key Role

Scottish actor Billy Connolly is joining the cast of Peter Jackson’s two-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit

In the films, Connolly will play Dain Ironfoot, a great dwarf warrior and cousin of Thorin Oakenshield.

PHOTOS: Top 10 Grossing Films

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JAN
30
3 YEARS

First Look: 'Lord of the Rings' Lego Toyline (Photos)

First Look: 'Lord of the Rings' Lego Toyline (Photos)

Lego and Warner Bros. Consumer Products today unveiled images of its construction toys based on Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

PHOTOS: 'The Hobbit:' Peter Jackson Releases Official Dwarves Photo

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JAN
6
3 YEARS

How Former Warner Bros. President Alan Horn Got His First Producing Credit on 'The Hobbit'

How Former Warner Bros. President Alan Horn Got His First Producing Credit on 'The Hobbit'

This article first appeared in the Jan. 13 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

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DEC
20
3 YEARS

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Trailer: What the Blogosphere Is Saying

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Trailer: What the Blogosphere Is Saying

Fans got their first look at Peter Jackson's upcoming movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey when the first trailer hit the Internet on Tuesday night.

The clip introduces a young Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and the company of dwarves led by Thorin Oakensheild (Richard Armitage). It also sees the return of Lord of the Rings castmembers Ian Holm (as the older Bilbo), Ian McKellen (as Gandalf) and Cate Blanchett (as Galadriel).

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DEC
20
3 YEARS

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey': First Trailer Introduces Young Bilbo Baggins and Dwarves (Video)

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey': First Trailer Introduces Young Bilbo Baggins and Dwarves (Video)

SYDNEY -- Director Peter Jackson and Warner Bros. have provided a sneak peak at what will be one of the most anticipated releases of 2012, with the trailer of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey debuting online Tuesday, 12 months out from the film’s release.

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AUG
15
3 YEARS

Author Steve Hillard Developing Screen Version of his JRR Tolkien Novel 'Mirkwood' with EMO Films (Exclusive)

Author Steve Hillard Developing Screen Version of his JRR Tolkien Novel 'Mirkwood' with EMO Films (Exclusive)

Author Steve Hillard has signed a deal with EMO Films to develop and secure financing for a film version of his novel Mirkwood, which centers around a fictional version of The Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien.

Emo’s Joel Eisenberg and Timothy Owens will executive produce the project.

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JUL
22
3 YEARS

'The Hobbit:' Peter Jackson Releases Official Dwarves Photo

'The Hobbit:' Peter Jackson Releases Official Dwarves Photo

Peter Jackson may not be going to Comic-Con, but he's giving his fans a first look at the dwarves of The Hobbit.

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JUL
20
3 YEARS

Comic-Con 2011: 'The Hobbit' Won't Be Presented, Says Peter Jackson (Video)

Comic-Con 2011: 'The Hobbit' Won't Be Presented, Says Peter Jackson (Video)

Peter Jackson won't be presenting The Hobbit at Comic-Con this year.

The director wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday that he didn't feel like the movie was at a point where he could give a quality presentation at the conference, which kicks off Thursday in San Diego.

THR's COMPLETE COVERAGE: Comic-Con 2011

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JUN
29
3 YEARS

'The Hobbit' 'Like a Family Reunion' for Elijah Wood

'The Hobbit' 'Like a Family Reunion' for Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood’s return to New Zealand to shoot his part in The Hobbit falls on the 10th anniversary of The Lord of the Rings, a fact not unnoticed to the actor, who is likening the feeling to a family reunion.

“It’s a rare opportunity to revisit a specific time in my life,” Wood told The Hollywood Reporter. “It feels like I’m going back to a giant family reunion in a way; a lot of the same creative team are involved and a number of the cast are coming back.”

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MAY
30
3 YEARS

'The Hobbit' Films Get Titles and Release Dates

'The Hobbit' Films Get Titles and Release Dates

Peter Jackson's two upcoming movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit have now been given official names and release dates.

The first of the two films, which are currenly being filmed back to back in New Zealand, will be called The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey when it arrives in theaters via Warners on Dec. 14, 2012.

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APR
6
4 YEARS

Gollum Actor Andy Serkis to Serve as Second Unit Director on 'The Hobbit' (Exclusive)

Gollum Actor Andy Serkis to Serve as Second Unit Director on 'The Hobbit' (Exclusive)

Andy Serkis, who played the iconic Gollum in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings, is taking on a new role in The Hobbit 1 and 2. In addition to reprising his role as the tragic creature, Serkis also has been tapped by Jackson to serve as second unit director on the two films, which are now in production in New Zealand.

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APR
4
4 YEARS

'Hobbit' Casts 'Flight of the Conchords' Star Bret McKenzie

'Hobbit' Casts 'Flight of the Conchords' Star Bret McKenzie

Flight of the Conchords star Bret McKenzie has joined Peter Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit.

McKenzie will play an elf in the New Line film, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed. 

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MAR
27
4 YEARS

Saoirse Ronan Hopes 'Hobbit' Role Is in the Works

Saoirse Ronan Hopes 'Hobbit' Role Is in the Works

Saoirse Ronan hopes there's room for her in Peter Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolien's The Hobbit.

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