Apr 14 2011 7:30pm

Peter Jackson Teases Fans With Glimpses From the Set of The Hobbit

In the first of what promises to be a series of web videos leading up to the uber-anticpated release of The Hobbit, Peter Jackson offers fans a brief glimpse behind-the-scenes of the filming and pre-production process. You can catch Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman walking into the frame around 5:45! If you’re worried about the quality of The Hobbit (and why would you be? Really?) this brief chat from Peter Jackson should assuage any fears you might have had!


Stubby the Rocket is the mascot and thinks it would make an excellent extra on The Hobbit set, dwarf beard and all.

Ian P. Johnson
1. Ian P. Johnson

I'm glad to see that Peter Jackson's lost a lot of weight. It would be nice to have him and his filmmaking ability around for a long time. He looks about a decade younger than he did ten years ago (perhaps there's something hidden in his pocketses?)

Speaking of pocketses, I think it's cool that they started shooting with what's probably the most significant scene in The Hobbit, and possibly even the whole Third Age. It's definitely the scene that sticks out the most to me when I remember The Hobbit– mostly because my uncle, who was visiting at the time my dad was reading the Hobbit and who read that chapter, has an almost pitch-perfect and completely terrifying Gollum voice. I'm glad to see that Andy Serkis is Gollum again– he was probably the best actor in The Two Towers and Return of the King, and he made an incredible Gollum.

All in all, a cool video. I'm looking forward to seeing more of these blogs on!
James Whitehead
2. KatoCrossesTheCourtyard
Looks really promising & I am glad Ian McKellen is back as Gandalf; and Andy Serkis as Gollum.

Since Jackson is making two movies it will be interesting to see what backstories he adds.

Ian P. Johnson
3. Leah Hansen

So awesome to see familiar faces like Sir Ian and Andy Serkis. I am also really, REALLY excited about Martin Freeman as Bilbo. Honestly can't think of a better man to take on that role, and I can't wait to see what he brings to it.

Yay, hobbitses!

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