Exclusive: Hobbit Deleted Scenes Info

As revealed by McKellen and Jackson...

Peter Jackson is a busy man. When he's not jetting around the globe on press duties – or finishing off The Desolation Of Smaug and There And Back Again – he's assembling the final extended cut of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey for the eventual DVD and Blu-ray release. In fact, as Ian McKellen reveals in the video below, he's already done it.

As well as letting slip that Jackson has got the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey extended edition cut done and dusted, the much-loved knight also revealed some details on a certain scene that he loved (and wrote) that ended up on the cutting room floor (and then the extended edition, presumably).

As you'll find out from the clip at the top of this story, it sees Gandalf and a young Bilbo enjoying some time together, which begs the question... who played the young(er) Bilbo? All should be revealed come Blu-ray release day.

Then there are the other deleted scenes Jackson is looking forward to showing off when the time comes, and for more details on those – including a mention of a moment in Rivendell where the dwarves get to have some fun at the elves' expense – take a look at this clip of Peter Jackson below.

Want more Hobbit goodness? Check out our Hobbit-filled podcast here, this Philippa Boyens spoiler podcast, all six of these full-length Hobbit interviews (with Freeman, Serkis et al.) and this 'How quickly can you name all the dwarves' supercut...

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is in UK cinemas now.