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King Thranduil revealed in new Hobbit book!

Today it was announced that a new movie tie-in book for The Hobbit was available in the Weta Cave in New Zealand. The folks over at The Noldor, New Zealand have gotten their hands on a copy.

The book called The Hobbit : An Unexpected Journey Almanac 2013 is a hardcover book geared towards children featuring many photos and activities.

One of the highlights of the book is our first look at Lee Pace as King Thranduil, leader of the Mirkwood elves and father of Legolas. The images show Thranduil with his woodland crown and also his sword.

King Thranduil of the Woodland Realm

King Thranduil of the Woodland Realm (image from

Another interesting image in regards to King Thranduil is a look at his halls. While not an actual photo, the sketch gives us a good idea of what it will look like;  wood and stone flowing together.

Hall of the Elven King

To read more about this book and see more image, head over to The Noldor, New Zealand‘s website.

Peter Jackson brings Comic-Con to fans in latest Hobbit production video No.8

Monday, July 23, director Peter Jackson uploaded The Hobbit production video #8 to his Facebook page.

This latest video shows fans a bit of what went on behind the scenes at Comic-Con in San Diego and also shows a look at what fans in Hall H at Comic-Con got to see.

We are taken back to the final days of filming principal photography for The Hobbit. Jackson gives us glimpses of different sets that we’ll see in the upcoming films, as well as more cast interviews and behind the scene shenanigans with Martin Freeman as the hobbit Bilbo and his dwarf companions.

For the first time we get to hear from actor Lee Pace who will be playing elven King Thranduil. He tells a little about what it was like to play an elf. During his interview, we also briefly get to see some Mirkwood elves in action during a fight scene.

Another first is seeing actor Sylvester McCoy as wizard Radagast the Brown. We get to see his abode of Rhosgobel (meaning “Brown Fenced Homestead”), and hear McCoy practicing some bird calls.

Rhosgobel, the wizard Radagast the Brown’s house.

Other places we get to see for the first time are the town Dale, which has a Mediterranean style to it, Goblintown, Beorn’s House, and possibly a shot of parts of Thranduil’s Halls.

The town of Dale

Beorn’s House

Possibly the wine cellar in King Thranduil’s Halls?

Actors Sir Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, and Cate Blanchett, first seen in The Lord of the Rings trilogy films can be seen once again filming some of their last scenes as Gandalf, Legolas and Galadriel. Still no glimpses of Benedict Cumberbatch as the dragon Smaug, nor Evangeline Lily as elf Tauriel (though she may be the auburn haired elf in the fight scene shown during Lee Pace’s interview).

This is the last video following the principal photography for The Hobbit, but Jackson promises more entries that will give fans a behind the scenes look at Post Production on the films.

Lee Pace in new Tiffany’s Ad

Since there have been no news or tidbits out of New Zealand regarding Lee Pace in his role as the elven king of Mirkwood, Thranduil, we’ve decided to see what the actor has been up to lately.

Fans of Lee will remember him as the quirky pie shop owner, Ned,  in the short-lived TV show Pushing Daisies. Lately Lee has been seen at the The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 premiere with fellow cast mates. Lee is not in the first half of the film, but will be seen in the second half where he plays the vampire Garrett, an American nomad who can’t resist a challenge and helps the Cullen clan in their fight for Bella and Edward.

Even more recently, Lee can be spotted in the new holiday advertisement for Tiffany and Co. In the ad he’s handsomely dressed in a suit and taking his special lady out for a night on the town.

You can view the advertisement below.

Lee Pace in new Tiffany's Ad

Lee Pace in new Tiffany’s holiday ad.


Actor Lee Pace Cast as Thranduil!

Peter Jackson has announced that American actor, Lee Pace, has been cast as the Elven-king Thranduil. Thranduil is king of Mirkwood, a dark forest that the Hobbits must travel through on their way to Laketown, and is also Legolas’ father. People may remember Lee from the short-lived series Pushing Daisies where he played Ned, the owner of a bake shop with a nack for bringing dead people back to life just by touching them. Lee has been in many other shows and films, you can see a list of his other works on his IMDB page.