For the third year in a row Australian movie fans will have to wait a whole two weeks longer than the rest of the world before they get to experience the final part of Peter Jackson's fantasy trilogy.
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies does promise to be an epic finale to the story, but Australians will have to wait until 26th December 2014 to enjoy it, as the movie's distributors plump yet again for the coveted Boxing Day slot at the cinemas.
As for the rest of the world, The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies has a release date of 12th December 2014 for the UK and Ireland, and 17th December 2014 for the US.
This is still pretty fresh, so feast your eyes on the announcement trailer for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit whilst it’s still news and before it goes viral worldwide.
The Hobbit will tell the story of a young Bilbo (Martin Freeman) who sets of on a journey with Gandalf and 13 dwarves, and ends up with him finding the One Ring… Also starring are Ian McKellan, Luke Evans, Richard Armitage and James Nesbitt.
Of course, the full title for the Lord of the Rings prequel will be The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and is due for release on the 14th December 2012 in the UK and US. Our New Zealand cousins get the World Premiere on the 26th November 2012. Part 2 – The Hobbit: There and Back Again – will follow in December 2013.
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.
Another new photo has been released showing more dwarves from Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. This time we see Fili and Kili, played by Dean O’Gorman and Aiden Turner. New Zealander Dean won’t be so familiar to most of you, but a lot of you will have seen Irishman Aiden in the TV show Being Human.
It’s still some time till December 2012 and the first installment of Peter Jackson’s eagerly-awaited The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but it seems like we’re going to be receiving plenty of tit-bits over the next year and a half leading up to then. The latest come in the form of a couple of new photos. The first to be released was that of dwarf brothers Nori (Jed Brophy), Ori (Adam Brown) and Dori (Mark Hadlow). Personally, I’ve been very impressed with the look – if I ever had one gripe about the original Lord of the Rings trilogy, it would have been how they portrayed the dwarves. Sure, Gimli looked ok, but the other dwarves at Elrond’s council I thought looked rubbish, all fake noses and stuck-on beards. I’m happy that the dwarves in the new movie at least look ‘real’ if you know what I mean, and in fact I think they look pretty awesome. Which is good, considering how big a part they play!<br><br>The second photo to be released was of Oin (John Callen) and Gloin (Peter Hambleton), the latter of course being the father of Gimli:<br><br>
Oin in particular I think looks great in this photo. It shouldn’t be long before we see photographs of the other dwarves, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how they deal with Richard Armitage, James Nesbitt and Aiden Turner! Stay tuned to the All Action No Plot Movie Blog for more photos from The Hobbit as they are released!