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Celebrate Hobbit Day with Bilbo Baggins on the New 'Hobbit' Poster

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September 22, 2012
Source: Facebook

Bilbo Baggins

Happy Hobbit Day! Today, September the 22nd, is Hobbit Day, marking the birthdays of Bilbo & Frodo Baggins, both said to be born today, different years of course. In honor of the celebration, The Hobbit UK Facebook page (via RopeofSilicon) has unveiled a brand new Bilbo Baggins poster for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. As we all know, Bilbo is being played by actor Martin Freeman, though he was last played by Ian Holm in Lord of the Rings. Bilbo actually looks like he's ready to kick some goblin ass on this poster. This was not one of solo 3D character posters at Comic-Con, but it's still awesome!

Here's the Bilbo Baggins poster in honor of Hobbit Day and Frodo/Bilbo's birthday today. Via Facebook:

Bilbo Baggins The Hobbit Poster

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit… J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, being directed by Peter Jackson as three separate movies, is set in Middle-Earth 60 years before Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in a trilogy ten years ago. The films, with screenplays by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, were shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest cameras. The Hobbit follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, played by Martin Freeman, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey arrives in theaters in 3D & 48FPS on December 14th.

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Reader Feedback - 7 Comments

1

Tufee McTufferson.

DAVIDPD on Sep 22, 2012

2

Maybe they should put a glow effect on Sting.

rennmaxbeta on Sep 23, 2012

3

really boring poster, i'm sorry...but with the creativity that will undoubtedly be unleashed within the film, this is a really poor representation of it...especially because Bilbo here looks like a very serious hero, the exact opposite of how he appears in any of the trailers as a humorous bumbling fool who would be a hero(and even then his heroism is far more dubious than frodo and the fellowship)... but from a technical standpoint, it's a great finish!

Lincoln Smith on Sep 23, 2012

4

maybe they were aiming for ironic

Richie G on Sep 24, 2012

5

Nonsense...Bilbo with Sting! You call THAT boring...shame on you, you're obviously NOT a Tolkien fan...Dubious heroism? Facing trolls, dealing with Gollum, fighting off giant spiders to SAVE the Dwarves, rescuing the Dwarves AGAIN from the Elf prison, and for crying out loud, having a conversation with the dragon Smaug!!! Dubious indeed, I think you need to read the book and take to heart the true bravery of Bilbo Baggins before casting haphazard aspersions on the main characters mettle.

Johnny Bert on Oct 9, 2012

6

I was merely stating what the poster looks like. I have read The Hobbit and LOTR many times.

Lincoln Smith on Oct 17, 2012

7

Gonna go kill me some Mirkwood spiders.

LosZombies on Sep 24, 2012

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