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The Hobbit Is Finished!
Well, finished shooting, at least....

06 July 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Facebook

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There were several times in the now dim and distant past (well, only a couple of years ago, really) when we thought we’d never see The Hobbit start shooting. But the cameras began cranking on March 20 last year and now Peter Jackson has posted the picture above to Facebook, marking the end of the two Hobbit movies’ long slog through production.

We made it! Shoot day 266 and the end of principal photography on The Hobbit,” he wrote in a note accompanying the image. “Thanks to our fantastic cast and crew for getting us this far, and to all of you for your support! Next stop, the cutting room. Oh, and Comic Con!”

Yes, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There And Back Again will now be making their way through the editing and post-production system. Though given that the first film is set for release in December, Jackson and his crew will already have started getting it ready.

But for now – and assuming there aren’t pick-ups or second unit material still to be shot – the studios will not ring to the sounds of dwarves singing, weapons clashing or dragons roaring. With luck, though, there will still be plenty of production blogs to watch as the process continues into the next stage.

And as Jackson mentioned, the next big quest is to win over fans at next week’s San Diego Comic-Con. Empire will be there, so expect plenty of updates…

 

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No kidding; Hurry up December!!!!!!! More

Posted by darkestmoon at 05:35 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
ring the LOTR trilogy was cast to perfection, we'll just have to trust Jackson's judgement of choice for Bilbo...though Ian Holm's bumbling Bilbo just seemed so perfect we wonder how any other performance of this character can be matched!! wouldn't have chosen anyone else for Bilbo than Martin Freeman, definitely a perfect choice to me. I'm surprised they still haven't released anything about Cumberbatch's Smaug! More

Posted by MacShordo at 02:02 on 09 July 2012 | Report This Post

Considering the LOTR trilogy was cast to perfection, we'll just have to trust Jackson's judgement of choice for Bilbo...though Ian Holm's bumbling Bilbo just seemed so perfect we wonder how any other performance of this character can be matched!! More

Posted by JescaJ at 19:21 on 08 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Win over fans?
Almost there,and part 2to look forward to next year! More

Posted by TragicRomantic at 06:08 on 08 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Win over fans?
L: Spaldron Has anyone seen the news that The Hobbit's UK release has been put back to boxing day? sm=sad15.gif]15.gif] Still, an excuse not to see relatives on that day! More

Posted by Gimli The Dwarf at 01:57 on 08 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Win over fans?
L: Spaldron Has anyone seen the news that The Hobbit's UK release has been put back to boxing day? :(] More

Posted by NinjaShortbread212 at 01:53 on 08 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Win over fans?
That sucks. More

Posted by Scruffybobby at 18:26 on 07 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Win over fans?
Has anyone seen the news that The Hobbit's UK release has been put back to boxing day? More

Posted by Spaldron at 17:47 on 07 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Win over fans?
Finally, hurry up December! More

Posted by Spaldron at 14:40 on 06 July 2012 | Report This Post

Win over fans?
You had us at Fellowship. More

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