Watch: 'Hobbit' Comic-Con 2014 Panel Hosted by Stephen Colbert
by Ethan Anderton
July 28, 2014
With The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hitting theaters this weekend, this year marked the final Comic-Con for Peter Jackson to bring J.R.R Tolkien's Middle-Earth to the masses. The teaser trailer show during the film's panel has already been unveiled today, but the hour-long panel with Jackson himself and the cast of the concluding chapter of The Hobbit was thoroughly entertaining and is available online in full. The panel was hosted by Stephen Colbert, who actually arrived in full wardrobe as his Laketown spy cameo character in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. You'd be hard-pressed to find a bigger Tolkien fan, and he gave a lovely speech full of his love for the films and had tons of fun. Watch!
Here's the panel for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies from Flicks and the City:
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 48FPS 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. The Battle of the Five Armies arrives in theaters in HFR, IMAX & 3D on December 17th later this year. It all ends in December - see you then.
I thought it was a lovely panel. I don't get why some people need to hate on everything.
DAVIDPD on Jul 28, 2014
The new Hobbits's movie hits theaters THIS WEEKEND?!? I need to go start standing in line right now. How did I miss this? Thanks for the scoop FS!
jlw034 on Jul 29, 2014
Not true!! was scheduled for July but set back to December last year!!!
Tamster on Jul 31, 2014
I believe this was the best panel at the event. The organizers should take note from this, and try to create and manage a much better scheduling in future events.
Mike Zarquon on Jul 29, 2014
I'll hate on this video, because they blatantly cut out the frickin gag reel!!
revelated on Aug 9, 2014
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