Saturday, September 08, 2012

Updated The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Scroll, New Stills

Spoiler warning! Warner Bros has released a new updated version of their The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey scroll (below) to reflect the story pacing chances that have been made now that The Hobbit has been expanded to a trilogy. In the previous scroll (second image below) the order of events was Bilbo meets Gollum > everyone treed by goblins and wargs > meet Beorn the Skin-Changer (bear with Gandalf) > attacked by giant spiders in Mirkwood Forest > escape from Mirkwood elves by barrel.

In the new scroll the order of events remain the same but split between the first film and The Desolation of Smaug. In Journey it will be Bilbo meets Gollum > treed by goblins and wargs > escape with help of Eagles. Meeting Beorn may end the film or open Smaug and then things pick up again with Mirkwood events. This amounts to around 30 or so minutes cut from the film. This difference could just mean the film was already too long anyway (basically anything over 2.5 hours) or Ja added in additional scenes to expand on the story.

Besides the scrolls below, WB also released 14 new stills from the film which you can find here and here.

New Scroll

Original Scroll

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