Bilbo & Gandalf from 'The Hobbit' Get an Entertainment Weekly Cover

July 2, 2012

The Hobbit EW

"I'm looking for someone to share in an adventure…" It's almost time for Comic-Con, which means lots of exciting images and promos, like this. Entertainment Weekly (via has unveiled the cover for their big upcoming Comic-Con preview issue. The new cover features Bilbo Baggins, played by Martin Freeman, and the lovable Gandalf, played again by Sir Ian McKellen, in full garb, eying the viewer. It's actually not that spectacular, but there's not too much else to write about this week anyway. Plus, thanks to a tip from, EW also posted a gallery of photos, which we've added a few of below the cover.

First up, here's the cover seen in full. If you're going to Comic-Con, expect to see copies of this everywhere, which is why The Hobbit gets perfect placement leading into the Con. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey:

The Hobbit Entertainment Weekly

"In the movie we want these characters to have story lines and a little more substance than they do in the book," Peter Jackson tells EW. "Almost everything we’re doing is from Tolkien somewhere, whether it’s in the book or the subsequent development." Here's a few of the photos from's other Hobbit gallery:

The Hobbit Photos
The Hobbit Photos
The Hobbit Photos
The Hobbit Photos
The Hobbit Photos

Click on any of the shots above to see a few others. I love the dwarves in the barrels - can't wait to see more!

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit… The Hobbit, being directed by Peter Jackson in two separate parts, 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 Hobbit films, with screenplays by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, will be shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest camera technology. 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 December 14th.

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Wtf happened to poor Martin Freeman's face on the cover? He doesn't even look like himself anymore. Photoshop strikes again.

SuicidalOptimist on Jul 2, 2012


BILBO BAGGINS! I'm not trying to rob you... Can't wait.

Quanah on Jul 2, 2012


just 5 more moths to go... you can do this... -_-

LosZombies on Jul 2, 2012


Hmmmm....not sure if fixed or same picture.

David Banner on Jul 3, 2012


Dexter is really Bilbo?

The Moo on Jul 3, 2012


So is the chapter with them all escaping in the barrels going to be in the first chapter? I have been wondering where they will end the first part

JKnaak on Jul 3, 2012

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