Monday, July 28, 2014

The Teaser Trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies Is Here

After a long wait for new anything, finally here is the teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. The movie will be released on December 17, 2014. Of note is this is a true teaser as the trailer shows nothing of the battle against Smaug nor the Battle of Five Armies. A breakdown of 13 highlights from the trailer is here.

First Poster from The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies

With today's release of the teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, here is the first poster for the movie.

SDCC: The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies Panel Video

As found by the official The Hobbit blog, here is the full panel for The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies at the San Diego Comic-Con.

A Teaser of the Teaser Trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies

After its debut at Comic-Con, WB has released a 15 second teaser announcing that the teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies will debut today. No exact time was provided. Below is the teaser of the teaser.

SDCC: Peter Jackson Interview On Beginning of His Middle-Earth Journey

In an interview with Deadline during Comic-Con, Peter Jackson discussed The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies from the very beginning of it all about 18 or so years ago all the way to the present with a tidbit that the extended edition of Desolation of Smaug will have 25 minutes of added footage. Below are key highlights but I recommend reading the entire interview including how Jackson got to walk the convention floor dressed as an evil jester.

DEADLINE: Six movies and almost two decades later, here we are at the end. James Cameron seems ready to play in the Avatar sandbox forever, and he can because he created it. You brought to life JRR Tolkien’s creation. It’s his, but haven’t you earned the right to stake your own creative residence claim, and keep telling stories from Middle Earth, even original stories? It’s a world many people will be sad to see you leave.
JACKSON: I don’t think that legally we’ve earned that right. Because of Tolkien’s rights, that is unfortunately an impossibility. The reality today is, the professor JRR Tolkien sold the rights to both The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings when he was an old man in his late 60s. They both went to UA. This was after The Beatles went after them…