Peter Jackson has posted on his facebook page a 6 minute excerpt from the live event for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug that took place back on March 24th.
Looks like we'll have an extra 5 months of anticipation for the final film in The Hobbit trilogy--it's been moved from July 18, 2014 to December 17, 2014. Why?
Weta Digital (Peter Jackson's special effects company) yesterday released a great video showing some glimpses of what filming looked like versus what the final film resulted in. Some pretty stuninng shots here.
Purchase the DVD/Blu-ray of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey before March 24th, and you can get a sneak peek at the 2nd Hobbit Film.
The bigger question that this brings up for me is this: Where exactly will The Desolation of Smaug end? Entering Smaug's lair? Over Laketown with Bard firing his arrow? After Smaug's defeat? What do you think?
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey broke records for a film opening in December both domestically and internationally.
The Hobbit drew huge crowds on Friday, setting a new December opening day record with an estimated $37.5 million.