Stephen Colbert's 'Hobbit' Interviews + 'Desolation of Smaug' Photo
Yesterday we got our first look at Legolas and Bard in the The Hobbit: There and Back Again, the third installment in Peter Jackson's trilogy of movies adapting J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy novel. Now today comes a new photo of Bilbo in a very recognizable part of the story from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Of course, fans of the book will likely be curious as to what the third film will entail if this happens in the second film. Writer Phillipa Boyens says, "everyone can suspect there's a rather large battle in film three." Meanwhile, we have some treats from another hardcore Tolkien nerd: Stephen Colbert. See below!
Here's the first look photo from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug out of the way (via EW):
As we all know, Stephen Colbert has some sort of small part in The Hobbit trilogy. However, we're not sure if Colbert shows up in the first film or in the two sequels coming in 2013 and 2014. Interestingly enough, Colbert is one of the biggest Tolkien fanatics in the world, and while he was on the set in New Zealand, he actually won a Tolkien trivia contest, beating out the resident expert, screenwriter Philipa Boyens. And so, almost as a victory lap, this entire week, the comedian's Comedy Central program "The Colbert Report" has featured interviews with Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis. The interviews are really entertaining and you can definitely tell he's a human Tolkien encyclopedia with some of his questions:
For more of Stephen Colbert's Hobbit coverage and videos of "The Colbert Show", visit colbertnation.com.
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.