Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Exclusive New Pictures From Gone Girl
See David Fincher at work adapting the bestseller
New Images From Exodus: Gods & Kings
Wait, were tornadoes one of the original plagues?
Charlie Hunnam In Line To Be King Arthur
Guy Ritchie's offered him a seat at the Round Table
Cory Goodman Writing Underworld Reboot
Beyond Kate and co?
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
26 August 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch And Martin Freeman Are Emmy Winners
Sherlock and Breaking Bad score at the US TV awards
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
12 December 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Svengali (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Empire Star Rating
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

New Hobbit Images Online
More Bilbo and Gandalf images

29 June 2011  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Exclusive

submit to reddit

You've already seen the Hobbit cover of the latest issue of Empire, but here's a sneak peek at two of the images inside the magazine, showing Bilbo and Gandalf in all their Martin Freeman-y, Sir Ian McKellen-y glory. And inside the magazine is a lengthy and exclusive report from the film's New Zealand set, which our Ian Nathan visited recently. The good news? Peter Jackson is relaxed, happy and hitting his stride.

“I’m exactly the same filmmaker as I was ten years ago,” says Jackson. “I’m trying to nail the same thing that I did before. I’m just telling the story.” The only difference is that this time he has a bunch of snarky dwarves to corral. "“They don’t know what to make of Gandalf, they think Bilbo is a wuss, and Elrond a prissy headmaster type,” laughs Jackson.

Click here to buy the issue online now.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will hit screens on December 14, 2012.

The new Empire is out on Thursday 30 June. If you can't get to a shop, fear not, you can order your Hobbit issue online now.


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

New Fright Night Banners Online
It's shock and gore
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

RE: Rubbing it in?
They need to release more pictures and soon! More

Posted by trainedasninja at 23:51 on 03 July 2011 | Report This Post

Rubbing it in?
Im a subscriber and i havent had a copy. WTF is going on, Empire. I feel cheated. More

Posted by Varkko Stush at 15:31 on 03 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: New Hobbit Images Online
Was glad when they cast Martin Freeman. Still glad as I see these teaser images. Worried for a bit that they might turn Bilbo into yet another Teeny Bopper Cutey, so that bitget buried in t of eye candy. Might sound weird... but huzzah for wrinkles! More

Posted by HighwayJoe at 00:07 on 03 July 2011 | Report This Post

Cant Wait
just reading this in the new empire, its going to feel like a long wait for the film :( p.s thanks for the great subscribers cover empire, AWESOME More

Posted by stu 2 stu at 21:46 on 30 June 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Exciting
L: betamax Love it. The images do the job they are there for, although another one with a closer look at the Dwarves would have been appreciated maybe? ote] Yes please! I really want to get a closer look at the Dwarves, see how they're going to turn out. More

Posted by ErisLovesMovies at 21:02 on 29 June 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Bilbo Gamgee?
What insane Photoshop effect have they applied to Martin Freeman, he looks really weird. On a more positive note, I am utterly psyched for this.  I never, ever bother following the whole 'new stills' thing in regard to an upcoming film, but I am lapping up every one of these.  Fond memories of the build up to LOTR... More

Posted by Drone at 18:31 on 29 June 2011 | Report This Post

RE:
That Dwarf on the right looks like George Harrison. More

Posted by danbo1138 at 16:53 on 29 June 2011 | Report This Post

RE: oh dear :^(
L: jokerpoker123 bland boring images, sorry to say but they just dont look right. land and boring how?  It's not supposed to have strobe lights or disco balls - it's The Hobbit.  I think the images look great, exactly how I imagined it when reading the book. More

Posted by Whistler at 14:04 on 29 June 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Exciting
Love it. The images do the job they are there for, although another one with a closer look at the Dwarves would have been appreciated maybe? oring? Maybe. But not to someone who has been waiting to see this film made a reality since before Fellowship was released, the epic sweeping landscapes and monsters will come in time, give 'em a chance. This perfectly captures the Hobbit hole/unexpected party so far. Oh and frankly I hope he makes four hour + extended editions. These films are an exc More

Posted by betamax at 13:27 on 29 June 2011 | Report This Post

RE: oh dear :^(
L: jokerpoker123 bland boring images, sorry to say but they just dont look right. hey're just publicity stills. I'm happy with them. More

Posted by crazymoviesdude at 12:47 on 29 June 2011 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Rogues Gallery: Powers Boothe
Sin City's Roark talks us through his most memorable baddies

Richard Attenborough: In Celebration
Saluting a man who made a lasting impact on cinema and beyond…

Exclusive: Luc Besson Talks Lucy
'There is no bullshit with Scarlett Johansson'

Video: Daniel Radcliffe Talks What If...
On Gordon Ramsay, swearing and date movies

The 24 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Film Studies 101: A Film Buff's Guide To Movie Movements
Everything you need to know about cinema's key groups

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)