Mar 19, 2014

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Philippa Boyens On The Hobbit: There And Back Again

Philippa Boyens, co-writer and producer of The Hobbit films, spoke to Empire magazine about the upcoming finale of the trilogy, The Hobbit: There And Back Again. She covers why the second movie ends where it does and why the company of dwarves splits up (“A rift begins to open up. And I can’t say much more without going into spoilers for film three.”). Read the full piece here.

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Feb 13, 2014

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What would Middle Earth look like from space?

Middle Earth From Space

A team of Danish programmers is rendering Middle Earth on a truly planetary scale. As reported on the Fast Company Design blog, “The scale model is called the Middle-Earth Project, and it is so epic in scope that you can see the Eye of Sauron from space, yet so finely detailed that you could zoom from space right into Bilbo’s Hobbit hole.”

You can watch a video demo of the project on YouTube, or download a demo of the program for yourself here, or join in on the lively conversation about the project over at io9.

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Feb 6, 2014

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Does Bilbo have the Arkenstone?

If Bilbo has the Arkenstone why doesn’t he give Thorin a straight answer, toward the end of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug? That’s the question being debated currently in this thread on Quora.

We also like the creative debate on another Hobbit-related question there: What would you do if you were a giant intelligent fire breathing flying dragon like Smaug?

Follow the links to read more and join the discussions on these, and other burning questions regarding The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

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Nov 4, 2013

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Worldwide Fan Event

Don’t miss out on today’s worldwide #HobbitFanEvent—the live stream begins at 2pm PT / 5pm ET / 10pm GMT on The Hobbit YouTube channel.

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Oct 30, 2013

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The Hobbit Worldwide Live Fan Event

Are you ready for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Worldwide Fan Event on Monday, November 4, 2:00 PM Pacific, 5:00 PM Eastern (and corresponding time zones around the world)?

The event features Peter Jackson, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Andy Serkis, James Nesbitt, Lee Pace and Luke Evans, and will be hosted by Anderson Cooper. There will be a live Q & A and exclusive footage shown in participating theaters and a live stream shown online at

Click here for more details.


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Oct 19, 2013

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Reports from the set of The Hobbit is rolling out a series of set visit reports weekly from now until the premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Read the first here.

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