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Ian Mckellen and Andy Serkis Are Now Official

As we reported last week, the official word for Ian Mckellen and Andy Serkis joining the Hobbit cast was imminent, and today it became official.  The studio announced the news shortly after the news broke that Elijah Wood was returning as Frodo, despite never making an appearance in the Book. Specifics about the delay in […]

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MGM Makes Room for Hobbit and New Zealand Government Under Fire

MGM finished clearing out some room this week in order to receive approval from the Bankruptcy judge to move forward with some of their “highly anticipated” projects (James Bond and of course The Hobbit).  Both movies are not set to be released until late 2012, so a lot is riding on these two films for […]

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Orlando Bloom Joins Hobbit Cast

This should be great news for all you ladies out there.  Indeed, sources are claiming that Orlando Bloom is “very close” to closing a deal with producers on returning as Legolas Greenleaf in The Hobbit movies. This would be another character which is not found within the actual Hobbit novel, but it would not be […]

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The Hobbit Welcomes Back Cate Blanchett…and Others

For anyone who is a follower of this site, the news of Cate Blanchett “officially” being signed on as a member of The Hobbit movie cast, shouldn’t be much of a surprise.  We have now known for quite sometime that the Australian actress was set to return to as her lovely role of Galadriel, the […]

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Discriminated Hobbit Speaks Out

The media has had a frenzy with the latest news of The Hobbit’s casting director being fired due to “discriminatory” reasons, by announcing that a requirement for people auditioning to be a Hobbit extra was to be “light skinned.”  It was the story and claims by Naz Humphrey, that sparked the news frenzy and eventually […]

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McKellen Near Hobbit Signing and Hobbit Firings

We have heard that sources are claiming that an official signing of Ian McKellen to the role of Gandalf should be completed shortly.  Tolkien fans around the world gasped when they saw that Sir Ian McKellen’s name was not listed as the “official casted” members who were signed to be in the Hobbit.  This was […]

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Peter Jackson Purchases 30 new RED 3D Cameras for Hobbit

As production continues to move forward for The Hobbit movies, another big announcement was released over the weekend.  That is, Peter Jackson has purchased at least 30 RED 3D cameras, in which will be used to shoot both Hobbit movies.  The debate of whether the movies would be shot in 3D has been present ever […]

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Hobbit Extras Casting Call

This time around, being awkwardly short can be very rewarding.  On Tuesday, the local New Zealand “craigslist”, Trade Me, had a listing for actors who would be interested in acting as an extra in the upcoming Hobbit Movies.  Due to volume of responses, the listing was removed fairly quickly, however, we expect it to return […]

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Howard Shore to Return to Score The Hobbit

It was released today that Howard Shore will be rejoining with Jackson and company to score The Hobbit movie and its sequel.  In an interview, Shore was quoted saying, “It looks like finally it’s going to be happening. I’ll be working on it for the next three years — it’s going to consume a lot […]

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Hobbit Movie Poster Contest

Hello Hobbit fans!  We thought we would kick off production with an opportunity to see some of the great creative talents of Hobbit fans around the world.  We want to see your vision of what the new Hobbit movie poster should look like.  You now know most of the main characters (assume Ian Mckellen will […]

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