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The Hobbit Movie

Updated on April 12, 2013

The Hobbit Movie Part I, II and III

The Hobbit movie is the prequel to the Lord of the Rings. It tells the tale of Bilbo Baggins and his adventures about 60 years prior to the events chronicled in LOTR.

Bilbo is an adventurous young Hobbit (actually more adventurous than his nephew Frodo will become years later). He is invited on a mission to rescue a huge pile of treasure from a dragon, along with Gandalf the wizard and a group of 13 dwarves. Along the way they encounter Shapeshifters, Goblin Hordes, the One Ring, Gollum, giant spiders, a Dragon and, of course, get into a war.

It actually has more action and adventure, as well as a far lighter tone than the longer and darker, Lord of the Ring Trilogy.

Originally the Hobbit Movies were planned to be a pair, with each one being released in December. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey being released in December 2012, and The Hobbit: There and Back being being released in December of 2013. But this decision was changed to make it 3 movies in the hobbit trilogy. The release of the first one remains the same, while a 2nd movie has been added, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug", set to be released in December 2013, with the movie, "The Hobbit: There and Back again" set to be released in the Summer of 2013.

The Hobbit Movie Trilogy is being written, directed and produced by Peter Jackson, the creator of the LOTR trilogy. Much of the cast is returning since Gandalf and Gollum are extremely longed lived and the Elves are close to being Immortal. It has also been announced that Frodo will return for this movie, most likely as a framing device as the story is being told. (All the events of the story happened before he was born)

The Hobbit movie is being broken into three parts and is being filmed back-to-back-toback of consecutive releases in 2012 and 2013. The three parts of the Hobbit story are subtitled, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and finally, The Hobbit: There and Back Again. All are based on the Lord of the Rings Prequel known as the Hobbit (There and back again).

In this Hobbit movie lens you will find:

On Set Production Diaries of The Hobbit Movie

A list of New Cast with Photos

A list of the cast returning with Photos

A synopsis of the Hobbit Book

Hobbit and Lord of the Rings on Amazon

A list of the 13 Dwarves of the Hobbit

Interactive Hobbit Polls

And much more...

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Returning Cast of The Hobbit Movie Part I,II, III:

Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey

Ian Holmes as Old Bilbo

Christopher Lee as Saruman

Orlando Bloom as Legolas

Cate Blanchett as Galadriel

Andy Serkis as Gollum

Elijah Wood as Frodo

Hugo Weaving as Elrond

Hobbit Movie Production Diary - Peter Jackson on Hobbit Set

Hobbit Movie New Cast
Hobbit Movie New Cast

Martin Freeman is Bilbo Baggins

Bilbo is the hero of this story. He is not a new character, since Old Bilbo was an important part of the Lord of The Rings movies. But he might as well be.

Young Bilbo is even more adventurous than his nephew Frodo will be. The Hobbit movie is the story of his adventures with a group of Dwarves and Gandalf and how he fought a dragon, encountered Gollum and found the Ring of power.

Luke Evans is Bard the Bowman.

Bard is the ancestor of Lord Girion of Dale. He and his family escaped to Laketown when Smaug the Dragon destroyed Dale and took over the Lonely Mountain.

Evangeline Lilly is Tauriel

Tauriel is a female woodland elf. It is been explicitly stated that she is not being introduced as a love interest for Legalos. She is not a character from the book, so her exact role is unclear.

Benedict Cumberbatch is the voice of Smaug

Smaug is considered to be the most powerful Dragon of the Third Age. He is an intelligent and cunning dragon and can speak the common tongue and has the power to simply control peoples mind with his gaze. He is extremely wealthy and sits has his entire mountain filled with the gold he has collected over a lifetime.

Stephen Fry is the Master of Laketown

The Master of Laketown is a friend and companion of Bard the Bowman. He is greedy, but he is also a decent man and cunning and intelligent.

Mikael Persbrandt as Beorn

Beorn is a wild man and a berserker. He is an acquaintance and becomes friendly with Gandalf, Bilbo and the Dwarves. He has the ability to shapeshift into a Bear and has many bear-like features.

Barry Humphries as the Great Goblin

An exceptionally large and powerful Goblin who is the leader of a huge band of Goblins in the Misty Mountains. The great Goblin is a foil and a thorn in the side of the Dwarves and Bilbo.

Sylvester McCoy as Radagast

Radgast the Brown is a companion of Gandalfs and another wizard. He has exceptional power of animals and may be a shape shifter.

There are 3 groups of Cast for the Hobbit movie. Returning Cast. New Cast. And the 13 Dwarfs

Hobbit Movie Official trailer

Gandalf, old Bilbo, young Bilbo, elves, Gollum, Dwarves singing? What more could anyone want in a Hobbit Preview

Hobbit Movie Poll #1

Bilbo Reading the Hobbit Book before the Hobbit Movie
Bilbo Reading the Hobbit Book before the Hobbit Movie

Have you read the Hobbit Book?

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Hobbit the Book

The Hobbit: or There and Back Again
The Hobbit: or There and Back Again

The Hobbit book is a classic in literature. It has all the excitement of Lord of The Rings, and them some. The Hobbit is actually more accessible and has a lot more action the the following series. If you haven't read the Hobbit book yet, what are you waiting for...just look at the low price


Peter Jackson Hobbit

The 13 Dwarves of the Hobbit Movie - The Hobbit Movie Dwarves

Hobbit Movie Dwarfs
Hobbit Movie Dwarfs

The 13 Dwarves of the Hobbit Movie

Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield

Aidan Turner as Kili

Graham McTavish as Dwalin

Ken Stott as Balin

Dean O'Gorman as Fili

John Callen as Oin

James Nesbitt as Bofur

William Kircher as Bifur

Peter Hambleto as Gloin

Adam Brown as Ori

Mark Hadlow as Dori

Jed Brophy as Nori

Stephen Hunter as Bombur

Hobbit Movie Poll #2

Scene from the Hobbit Movie
Scene from the Hobbit Movie

Are you planning on seeing the Hobbit Movie?

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Hobbit Movie Production Diary #4

Amazon Spotlight Personal Review

The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Special Extended Edition)
The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Special Extended Edition)

If you are interested in the new Hobbit Movies, it is almost a sure thing that you will like the original Lord of the Rings Trilogy. But this is the special extended editions. If you do not have your own copy of this great series, what are you waiting for? Have a loved one who does not have the series? This will make a great present for those LOTR fans you know.


Hobbit Movie Poll #3

Hobbit Movie Poster
Hobbit Movie Poster

Which characters are you looking forward to seeing the most in the Hobbit!

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Let me know what you think about the upcoming Hobbit Movie

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      zentao 4 years ago

      @Vantis: Glad you liked it. First and second one were both decent I think. The one problem (with both) is that they needed editing. If they had stayed on the original 2 movie track, rather than blowing it up to 3 movies to make more money, these films would have been perfect.

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      Vantis 4 years ago

      I'm looking forward to this second one. The first was OK, but I think there is much more coming :) I just have to find the time to go and see it. Great lens you have here.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I think it was a very poor choice for Jackson to add in female Elven characters, just to one, have more female characters and two, to have them shown as fighters, just liek the men. How ridiculous! T change the book story for a technical reason to help it flow better in the LOTR trilogy and the Hobbit is one thing, but just for some politically correct appeasement of our overly feminized country. Pathetic logic and again a poor choice..

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I was hoping to see Haldir again in the Hobbit. But so far no news on that. Glad that Peter and his partners in production created another Elf woman in the Hobbit. It was missing in the book and will give a little inside into the skills as female elven fighters. Arwen was changed during filming LOTR and became very soft. We needed someone in the Hobbit to show that female elves where also taking up weapons and had great skills just like the male elves. Good choice Peter! Thank you :-)

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      Great lens and informative. Thanks

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I just hope they dont screw it up because I want it to be like the book

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      Tennyhawk 5 years ago

      Cool lens! And I'm happy to see 100% are going to see the movie.

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      heiksz 5 years ago

      awesome lens!

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      Gabriel360 5 years ago

      Wow, 74 votes on your poll! Everyone said "Yes". Great lens! :D

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      vc hadagreatday 5 years ago

      Crossing my fingers...hoping Stern Pinball builds a The Hobbit pinball machine!

      Nice lens :-)