Archive of posts tagged Hobbit

Take a virtual tour of Lord of the Rings and Hobbit locations

Google’s Street View has added imagery from New Zealand’s Great Walks to Google Maps allowing users to take a virtual tour through some of the locations used to film The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films.

Seven of the nine Great Walks, popular hiking trails in New Zealand, are available, they are: Abel Tasman, Heaphy, Kepler, Lake Waikaremoana, Milford, Routeburn, and Rakiura / Stewart Island.

To read more about the Great Walks, visit New Zealand’s Department of Conservation website. To take your virtual tours of the walks, visit the Google Street View page for the Great Walks.

Kepler Track Great Walks New Zealand

Kepler Track Great Walks New Zealand

Battle of the Five Armies Poster and Teaser Trailer Released!

Fans of The Hobbit who attended the San Diego ComicCon (SDCC) over the weekend got a special treat in Hall H where The Hobbit panel was held. Not only were numerous cast members present, but fans got the first look at the new teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

Director Sir Peter Jackson was kind enough to post it to his Facebook page so that those who were not in attendance wouldn’t miss out. It has also been added to the movie’s main web page. You can view the trailer below as well as the latest movie poster.


Battle of the Five Armies: Facts, Spoilers, and Speculations

Battle of the Five Armies painting

‘The Battle of Five Armies’ by Justin Gerard

Sorry for the lack of recent updates to the blog/website – RL (real life) and copious amounts of playing WoW (World of Warcraft) have gotten in the way.

I don’t have time at the moment to create a decent post but can at least provide a few things concerning the next installment of the Hobbit franchise, “Battle of the Five Armies.”


While no official word has been released as to when we will see the first trailer for the final film, speculation is that it will be sometime this next month, and the date July 20th has even been floated around. So keep those sharp elvish eyes and ears open for the trailer soon!

The official title logo has been released and was posted to the official Twitter feed for The Hobbit.

For those who aren’t turned away from spoiler-ish info and just need to know everything, I invite you to check out this latest post by The One regarding some facts and speculations about the final film. I found the collection of Billy Connolly’s quotes regarding his character Dain Ironfoot rather amusing and exciting, and more Christopher Lee as Saruman – Yes please!

Hobbit 3 fact sheet: what we know about The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies is set to be released in theaters in the US 17 December 2014.

Advanced Tickets for Desolation of Smaug On Sale Today!


Advanced tickets for the eagerly anticipated second installment of The Hobbit franchise, Desolation of Smaug, go on today in the United States at 9am ET/6am PT.

The film will be available in Standard, Real D 3D, HFR 3D, and IMAX 3D. Check with your local theater to see what versions they will have available.

Links for some of the major theater websites are listed below for those who want to order online.

Regal Movie Tickets

AMC Theaters

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Special Edition soundtrack available for pre-order

DoS_Soundtrack_SEThe Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Special Edition soundtrack is now available for pre-order.

The original motion picture soundtrack for the second installment of The Hobbit films has a total of 30 tracks and can be pre-ordered now through iTunes digitally at a price of USD $17.99 or through Amazon on CD for USD $21.36. A standard edition version of the soundtrack is also available for pre-order through Amazon for USD $15.42 and includes 28 tracks. Both the Special Edition and Standard Edition will be available around December 10.

Available now, however, is the end credit song, ‘I See Fire,’ writen and performed by English artist Ed Sheeran.

Pre-order through iTunes

Pre-order from Amazon (Special Edition) – CD only

Preorder from Amazon (Standard Edition) – CD only


Warner Bros. Releases a Sneak Peek of the Desolation of Smaug

Last night Warner Bros. released a sneak peek of The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug on the Internet. The sneak peek, which is really a trailer in its own right, starts off with Bard the Bowman reciting part of the  poem ‘The King Beneath The Mountain’ and runs about three minutes and contains footage not yet seen before.

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug hits theaters on December 13.