Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
Win Premiere Tickets
To see Mission: Impossible in Vienna.
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
New Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Images
Chinny reckoning
Simon Kinberg Talks Deadpool
''It’s graphic. Nothing is taboo...''
Mark Wahlberg Joins Mile 22
Iko Uwais and Ronda Rousey already aboard
Exclusive First Trailer For Spanish Thriller Marshland
The acclaimed serial killer mystery gets a poster too
Stana Katic Ready For The Rendezvous
Raza Jaffrey co-starring in the adventure film
New Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp Trailer Online
Introducing Jon Hamm!
Hawk The Slayer To Return In A Sequel
Terry Marcel prepping Hawk The Hunter
Exclusive First Look At Nicholas Hoult In Kill Your Friends
How to get ahead in the record industry
The Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015: In Review
Inside Out and 45 Years take a bow
Paul Thomas Anderson Tackling Pinocchio Script
For Robert Downey Jr.'s planned film of the fairy tale
Gattaca's Andrew Niccol Writing Monopoly
As Lionsgate takes over the rights to the game adaptation
Full Steve Jobs Trailer Takes The Stage
Michael Fassbender wants to show us something...
J.K. Simmons And Michael Keaton Won't Visit Kong: Skull Island
A shooting schedule shift means they've jumped ship
Fatal Attraction Miniseries In The Works
Hop for your lives, bunnies!
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
29 April 2015
Nicole Kidman Arrives In Strangerland Trailer
Co-starring with Hugo Weaving and Joseph Fiennes
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Mr Holmes (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Cinderella (2015)
Empire Star Rating
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (2014)
Empire Star Rating
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

The Hobbit Films Get Official Titles
And Peter Jackson is answering questions

31 May 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Facebook

submit to reddit

Now that the two movies are shooting, it was about time that Peter Jackson, MGM and New Line got around to naming them. Well, it’s official: the Hobbit films are going to be called The Hobbit: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire and The Hobbit 2: Electric Bilboloo.

Calm down… The actual titles are as follows: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which will arrive in cinemas on December 14, 2012 followed by The Hobbit: There and Back Again on December 13, 2013.

And just in case you’ve forgotten, the cast includes (deep mental breath) Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom, Andy Serkis, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, Richard Armitage, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, Mike Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O'Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas and Aidan Turner.

Meanwhile, keeping up his commitment to engage with fans, Jackson has started answering submitted questions on his Facebook page. And he’s kicked off by talking about the likelihood that we’ll see the White Council take action in the new films.

For those scrunching their faces in bewilderment at the mention of the name, the Council was made up of various Elves, Wizards and others who met to maintain the peace and deal with problems through the years in Middle-earth, often focusing on the rising threat from Sauron. Elrond (Weaving), Gandalf (McKellen) and Galadriel (Blanchett) all served at one point. The Council was also involved in driving the Necromancer (actually Sauron) out of his former stronghold in Dol Guldur, forcing him back to Mordor.

“I'm not going to say just what and when, but I will confirm that both the White Council and Dol Guldur will feature in the movies. And not just in one scene either. Just how to visualise it has been a challenge, but fortunately Alan Lee and John Howe went crazy with ideas, and it should look pretty cool."

Jackson also posts a link to an extremely cool picture of the most famous members of the Council meeting on set and brandishing deadly weapons, so be sure to head on over and take a look.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Hangover 2 Parties Atop US Box Office
Kung Fu Panda's style is weaker
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

Waffle
The quips are fine by me. I come to Empire Online often already knowing the news, I just want their take on it. The additional chat/opinion/waffle is welcome. More

Posted by Macavity at 15:31 on 31 May 2011 | Report This Post

...
@dholleyuk Really? I thought "Electric Bilboloo" was actually pretty funny. It's just a news article, it's not meant to be this intricately written masterpiece. On the topic of the actual article, the titles were fairly predictable, but the news about the Necromancer and the White Council was very interesting indeed. I'll be looking forward to seeing those scenes in the movie. More

Posted by Jammoy at 12:25 on 31 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE:
tting style is going greatly down hill. This is why I stopped my subscription, the over spammed comments are why I could stop coming all together! h and when appraising the quality of the post you managed to spell 'WRITING' wrong. Clearly not an English student. More

Posted by bendoofus at 12:16 on 31 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE:
@dholleyuk-Don't slam the door on your way out. More

Posted by bendoofus at 12:12 on 31 May 2011 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Please Explain! With Arnold Schwarzenegger...
Plus Emilia Clarke on pranks, smiles and 'The Robot'

Terminator Genisys: Empire's Verdict
It wants your clothes and your (re)boots

100 Greatest Movie Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains exclusively revealed!

Bonfire Of The Vanities: When Personal Projects Go Wrong
15 hubristic horrors that went straight to movie jail

Podcast 167: Emily Mortimer, Robert Sheehan, Corin Hardy
It's the live Edinburgh special round 2!

Hollywood Jackanory: Stars Reading Things Out Of Context
From Ian McKellen vs. One Direction to Hugh Jackman vs. baking innuendos

Before And After: How 10 Books Changed On Their Way To Becoming Movies
...And how their authors reacted

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)