Back in 2003, Wellington New Zealand held the world premiere for The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. Well, now Peter Jackson has confirmed that Wellington will once again play host to a world premiere, this time The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, on the 14th December 2012.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey stars Martin Freeman as Bilbo, alongside a huge cast of stars including many returning from the Lord of the Rings trilogy such as Ian McKellan as Gandalf, Orlando Bloom as Legolas and Cate Blanchett as Galadriel. Peter Jackson once again directs.
Part two, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, and will be released on 13th December 2013.