July 20, 2011 7:35pm PT by Kimberly Nordyke
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.
"New Line and Warner Bros. were very happy to support a presentation, but I declined, simply because I felt it was too early," he wrote. "There's so much more of the films still to shoot. I just wanted to get that out there, because I've seen various references to the possibility of something Hobbity at Comic Con. Hate to disappoint anyone. But something tells me we will be there in force next year."
But it seems fans aren't too upset with the director. The post had 1,252 "likes" at the time of this posting, with many supportive comments.
"Thanks Mr. Jackson," wrote Jenny Heinrich. "And I agree with you .. it's too early. Sad. but I think it's the right way. You gave us so much information, hope more comes early- and thanks for that all ♥"
Added James Cage: "We are waiting for the complete movie, not some presentations, or whatsoever... we will wait for the final one patiently! I think it was a good decision!"
And to tide fans over in the meantime, Jackson did post another "production video" from the Hobbit set on his Facebook page.
"We've just finished a new video blog, covering a little more of the first block of shooting," he wrote. "So please enjoy this -- at least you don't have to travel to San Diego to see it!"
Watch the video below.