Team Hobbit Is Back At Work

Peter Jackson posts new picture

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything from Hobbit helmer Peter Jackson, which would make sense because he’s been busy getting second film The Desolation Of Smaug ready for its December bow and digging into the piles of footage for final trilogy piece There And Back Again. But he’s briefly surfaced on Facebook to report that he’s returned to the set for pick-ups on the second and third films.

Posting a brief message along with a picture of himself with Ian McKellen in full Gandalf get-up, Jackson says that it’ll be the crew’s last ever Tolkien shooting (cue lots of comments asking about Silmarillion and other possible stories) and that all involved are in for an intense few weeks.

For those of you who have been missing the behind the scenes blogs, a new one is set to hit soon, according to Jackson - who should know.

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug finds our heroes finally tackling the scaly, gold-craving reptile with the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch. The likes of McKellen, Richard Armitage, Aidan Turner, Graham McTavish, Sylvester McCoy, Stephen Hunter, Dean O’Gorman and Empire Award winner Martin Freeman are all back for the film, which marches into our cinemas on December 13.