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Director Peter Jackson Reveals Desolation of Smaug Character Posters

On Sunday, November 2, director Peter Jackson, via his Facebook page, revealed seven new character posters for the upcoming Desolation of Smaug. The posters showcase what will be the main characters in the second installment of The Hobbit films.

Below is a gallery of the posters for you to enjoy.

New ‘Desolation of Smaug’ banner posters

Leading up to today’s release of the latest ‘Desolation of Smaug’ trailer, available here for those who haven’t seen it yet, several new banner posters were revealed. Below is a slide show of each poster. The Thranduil and Legolas/Tauriel ones are really quite stunning, but then we could be a little biased 😉

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Desolation of Smaug trailer released!

Desolation of Smaug title

Sorry for the lack of posting. It has taken the release of the trailer for the second Hobbit movie to push me back into blogging – and that’s a good thing!

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will open in theaters on December 13 of this year, and today the official first trailer for the film has been released.

We are once again transported to Middle-earth and meet back up with our favorite adventurers as they continue on towards the Lonely Mountain – Erebor.

In the trailer we get our first glimpses of Thranduil’s Halls and Evangeline Lily as elf warrior Tauriel. Wizards Gandalf and Radagast venture on towards Dol Guldur, and the dwarves escape from the Mirkwood elves in barrels. Another scene shows the Mirkwood elves defending their home from the white orc Azog. And we also get to see very brief shots of Beorn in bear form, and lastly – but certainly not least – Smaug!

Here are a few screen shots, mostly of the elvish scenes, with more to follow, and the trailer.

Menelya, 47 Hríve – Today In Middle-earth History

Mellonnen! Mo evínedh? … and new Sindarin in The Hobbit

Elrond Hobbit movie standupMellonnen! Mo evínedh? “My friend! Where have you been?”… so Gandalf asks Lord Elrond upon meeting up with him in Rivendell in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

I must apologize for my recent absence of posting articles here. I run this site entirely by myself and with the release of The Hobbit in theaters, and the massive influx of information released in regards to the movie, as well as the holidays, I was a bit overwhelmed and had to take a step back for a while.

Even though I have not posted anything recently I am happy to report that the site has had over 50,000 visitors the first year at it’s new home. Hannon le! Thank you to all who have stopped by!

Now that things have sort of calmed down, I hope to get some new posts up for you.

In the mean time, the folks over at Elendilion have put up a G-i-P Report regarding the the Sindarin phrases spoken in The Hobbit, which is where I got the title for this post. I always find it exciting to hear and learn new elvish phrases, which is one of my favorite bits of the movie, but I’ll post more on that in a future post. If you’d like to see the Sindarin phrases that were used in the movie as well as the analysis of them, I encourage you to stop by Elendilion.

Once again, hannon le, thank you, to all who have stopped by over the last year and stay tuned for some new posts!

Stars, and fans, attend The Hobbit world premiere

Cate Blanchett at The Hobbit world premiere

Actress Cate Blanchett arrives for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey World Premiere

Last night in Wellington, New Zealand thousands of fans, elves, wizards, dwarves, hobbits, and other denizens of Middle-earth gathered outside the Embassy Theater to watch the arrival of The Hobbit‘s many stars for the film’s world premiere.

Some of those that were spotted were Cate Blanchett (Galadriel), Martin Freeman (Bilbo), Hugo Weaving (Elrond), Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield), Elijah Wood (Frodo), Andy Serkis (Gollum), Barry Humphries (Goblin king), William Kircher (Bifur), Aidan Turner (Fili), Dean O’Gorman (Kili), and of course, director Sir Peter Jackson. Actor Ian McKellen, who plays wizard Gandalf, was unfortunately absent but according the The Huffington Post sent a message along saying, “I wish I were there in my spiritual home in Wellington.”

Some late arrivals to the red carpet included actors John Rhys-Davies, who played the dwarf Gimli in the Lord of the Rings films, and Evangeline Lily who plays Tauriel a warrior elf-maid of Mirkwood, a role created for The Hobbit films by director Jackson.

Fan website (TORn) which broadcasted live from the event has some nice pictures from the red carpet of the stars’ arrivals. And for those that missed their live broadcast, or those that just want to re-watch it,  a stream is provided via their website.