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TORn Exclusive: First Pics from The Hobbit Set

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Mar 29 2011, 7:59am

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Nothing too groundbreaking here folks, but we do have some of the first pics from the set of The Hobbit! Just like during the production of The Lord of the Rings, folks are out there trying to capture any tidbit of information related to the The Hobbit and enthusiastic to share it with the world! The images in this article come to use from Master Titi who captured a few actors and crew as they prepped for their roles in the film. Among the imagery you will see Andy Serkis in his motion capture suit for Gollum, Adam Brown (Ori) coming out of his trailer, James Nesbitt (Bofur) on a cell phone and some other cast/crew hanging out. So if you didn't believe production had begun, now we at least have proof that something is happening! Also, if you think you can identify the other crew/actors in these pics, please leave a comment or share your thoughts in our forum!



Junesong
Rivendell


Mar 29 2011, 1:30pm

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The unknown actor in the blue robe and hood talking on the phone might be Martin Freeman - I was looking pretty close and it's possible that if he was all done up as Bilbo they would be careful to keep him covered when going from A to B out side.

Great to see Andy back in a lycra suit! Can't wait for this movie!

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Mar 29 2011, 1:41pm

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Pipe Dream
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Mar 29 2011, 1:42pm

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Hummm... [In reply to] Can't Post

If Andy is there, then that means they are filming...er, capturing x 2 (mocap and digitally recording) Gollum stuff, or at the very least he's possibly performing another CG character, say the trolls or something? Perhaps the hood is to hide ears? It could also just be a crew member.

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Mar 29 2011, 2:02pm

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DamienEngland
Rivendell

Mar 29 2011, 2:09pm

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I'm about 51% sure the guy in the green hood is Ryan Gage in costume as Drogo Baggins, complete with blondish/tawny wig. That sure ain't Freeman's nose, and he wouldn't be wearing a prosthetic when his hooter is by far the most hobbity thing about him.Cool


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The White Lady
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Mar 29 2011, 2:21pm

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Bofur or Fili? [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm not so sure that's James Nesbitt - it looks a lot more like Rob Kazinsky to me (though at that resolution it is difficult to tell). But still - woo hoo, production is in full swing!


Eruonen
Valinor


Mar 29 2011, 2:46pm

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In regard to the motion capture suit....hasn't technology [In reply to] Can't Post

improved quite a bit in 11-12 years? The suit seems to only have a few key tracking points. I would have expected a much more complex suit with data points all over it, but then, I don't know the technology.
The suit looks identical to what he wore in 1999-2000.


Pipe Dream
Gondor


Mar 29 2011, 3:37pm

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It has, but the human body hasn't changed. [In reply to] Can't Post


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In regard to the motion capture suit....hasn't technology improved quite a bit in 11-12 years? The suit seems to only have a few key tracking points. I would have expected a much more complex suit with data points all over it, but then, I don't know the technology.
The suit looks identical to what he wore in 1999-2000.


So, the suit should be the same. The thing that has improved is the ability to capture facial animation. This would have to be applied by someone other the Andy just like make-up. Here is an Empire story with a picture of Andy in the facial capture set-up with PJ and Spielberg: http://www.empireonline.com/.../story.asp?NID=24608

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renzn
Bree


Mar 29 2011, 4:16pm

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I don't have the time to search for pictures of Andy with the motion capture suit he wore during the filming of the LOTR movies; however, I wondered if the LOTR suit and the new Hobbit suit are either basically the same suit type, or are they different because of newer technology or the filming in 3-D?


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Mar 29 2011, 4:33pm

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omg omg omg [In reply to] Can't Post

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rings7
Rohan


Mar 29 2011, 4:41pm

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Squeeeee! [In reply to] Can't Post

Love the candids! And i see they're already filming Gollum?


Kangi Ska
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Mar 29 2011, 5:12pm

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Recreating Gollum will be a long process. [In reply to] Can't Post

There is a lot of computer work involved.

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Carne
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Mar 29 2011, 5:24pm

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Well [In reply to] Can't Post

The design of Gollum was probably finished months ago, but if you're talking about mo-cap, then yes.


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Mar 29 2011, 5:35pm

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First image of one of the 13 cloaks? [In reply to] Can't Post

Either that is the worst fitting robe in history or the subject is wearing something bulkier than regular clothes under it. Is that a spaulder from light elven armour changing the line of the left sleeve? Have no idea who it could be. Hayden Christensen knew how to wear a robe.

The last picture: Robert Pattinson or some guy telling the gaffers to get back to work. On second thought the chin makes me think it's Adam Brown just back from a make over.

Thanks for the pics.Smile


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Mar 29 2011, 5:41pm

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TiTi has a big lense and a high vantage point. [In reply to] Can't Post

I have a good guess where he/she was shooting from but I ain't talkin' as I want more snaps.

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SirDennisC
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Mar 29 2011, 5:45pm

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Well there's no grassy knolls around there [In reply to] Can't Post

must be on a roof top, a high ridge near the studio lot, or using a kite camera.


duats
Grey Havens

Mar 29 2011, 5:50pm

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Whoever he is [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm guessing he's wearing a costume underneath. Hence the robe.

If I were to venture a guess, I'd say that that is Ryan Gage. But I've never seen him from a side profile, so I can't be sure.

The other guy looks just like Justin Timberlake.


dormouse
Half-elven

Mar 29 2011, 5:52pm

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It's really interesting to see Andy Serkis.... [In reply to] Can't Post

.. because as far as I remember, his casting has still to be officially confirmed. I've just checked on the cast page and he is still 'rumoured'.

No surprise, obviously, but it does confirm my feelings that others - including Elrond, maybe? could have been cast but just not announced.


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Mar 29 2011, 5:58pm

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Danged edit window! [In reply to] Can't Post

Wherever it is the photog has a line on a makeup trailer. Lots of actor traffic, lots of photo ops.


duats
Grey Havens

Mar 29 2011, 5:58pm

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He was confirmed in the recent press release [In reply to] Can't Post

http://www.facebook.com/...it/10150168211921558


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Martin Freeman takes the title role as Bilbo Baggins and Ian McKellen returns in the role of Gandalf the Grey. The Dwarves are played by Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield), Ken Stott (Balin), Graham McTavish (Dwalin), William Kircher (Bifur) James Nesbitt (Bofur), Stephen Hunter (Bombur), Rob Kazinsky (Fili), Aidan Turner (Kili), Peter Hambleton (Gloin), John Callen (Oin), Jed Brophy (Nori), Mark Hadlow (Dori) and Adam Brown (Ori). Reprising their roles from The Lord of the Rings trilogy are Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, Andy Serkis as Gollum and Elijah Wood as Frodo. Jeffrey Thomas and Mike Mizrahi also join the cast as Dwarf Kings Thror and Thrain, respectively. Further casting announcements are expected.



dormouse
Half-elven

Mar 29 2011, 5:59pm

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duats
Grey Havens

Mar 29 2011, 6:02pm

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I also wonder [In reply to] Can't Post

It's safer to assume that he is getting ready to shoot for Gollum in that photo, but I wonder if he's actually getting ready to provide the mo-cap for the three trolls.


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Mar 29 2011, 6:05pm

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That's two votes for [In reply to] Can't Post

both those names already (though I know the JT vote is a joke). You are right about Actor03 looking like Gage -- the tilt of the head, the protruding lips, the shape of the nose. The blond hair says SR but I'd be willing to bet there's a man under that robe.


painjoiker
Grey Havens

Mar 29 2011, 6:13pm

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Andy was confirmed at the same time as Gandalf ;) [In reply to] Can't Post

the ONLY actor from LotR that still need confirmation is Elrond :)


rings7
Rohan


Mar 29 2011, 6:46pm

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The blue hooded one [In reply to] Can't Post

might be Aidan Turner sans beard? I don't know, i'm clueless. Or it could be an extra in custome.


Owain
Tol Eressea


Mar 29 2011, 7:00pm

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So great to see these pictures... [In reply to] Can't Post

Something comforting about seeing them actually making the movies.

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B.R.n
The Shire

Mar 29 2011, 7:06pm

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Celeborn? [In reply to] Can't Post

And Celeborn perhaps?


AinurOlorin
Half-elven


Mar 29 2011, 8:36pm

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No, it is Blue Wizard Pallando [In reply to] Can't Post

Planning to make his big screen debut on the white council. LOLOLOLOL. Probably not, but fun to say.

And as to Serkis in the suiting. . . knowing what that must entail (sequence filming YEAH!) I almost had to remind myself that a fangirlish squeal would be totally unbecoming, particularly coming from a young man. lol

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The unknown actor in the blue robe and hood talking on the phone might be Martin Freeman - I was looking pretty close and it's possible that if he was all done up as Bilbo they would be careful to keep him covered when going from A to B out side.

Great to see Andy back in a lycra suit! Can't wait for this movie!


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firebride42
The Shire


Mar 29 2011, 8:37pm

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So great! [In reply to] Can't Post

This is so cool. Not much, but it's proof that it's actually happening! Now I'm even more anxious, if that's possible Laugh


KAOS82
Rohan


Mar 29 2011, 9:05pm

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and where Alatar is?!?! :D [In reply to] Can't Post

and it's nice to see Andy again ready to action!

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AinurOlorin
Half-elven


Mar 29 2011, 9:10pm

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Lol. I don't know! [In reply to] Can't Post

I am like you, wondering the same thing. I can only play with the material they provide me with. One Blue Cowled fella, I had to pick or choose. Alatar is in his trailer, how's that? lol

"Hear me, hounds of Sauron, Gandalf is here! Fly if you value your foul skins, I will shrivel you from tail to snout if you step within this circle!"

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DiveTwin
Rohan


Mar 29 2011, 9:10pm

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Look Who's Talking [In reply to] Can't Post

You know, I could swear I see Adam Brown saying "hi-ho, hi-ho" with James Nesbitt reminding his telephone conversation that "it's off to work we go". Now that I think about it, perhaps we do need John Rhys-Davies to give them proper Tolkien dwarf training. Wink

Glad things are actually moving forward and look forward to more spy-pic's along the way. It's a great time to be a Tolkien fan!

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duats
Grey Havens

Mar 29 2011, 9:30pm

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I have this hilarious image in my head [In reply to] Can't Post

Of the thirteen dwarves, sitting in their makeup chairs, singing "Hi-Ho," and then marching off to set.


AinurOlorin
Half-elven


Mar 29 2011, 10:22pm

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Blue beards and all. [In reply to] Can't Post

Smile

"Hear me, hounds of Sauron, Gandalf is here! Fly if you value your foul skins, I will shrivel you from tail to snout if you step within this circle!"

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Maiarmike
Grey Havens


Mar 30 2011, 12:59am

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Oh God... [In reply to] Can't Post

...don't remind me of the 17 different Snow White movies coming out in the next couple years...Unsure

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Ruijor
Rohan


Mar 30 2011, 4:41am

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Amazing how do you see the unseen! [In reply to] Can't Post

Despite the fact that this is a living proof that the train has left the station(horray!) I see little more than a bunch of guys in the lot, the only certainty I have is that Andy Serkis is already doing his CGI work.

Someone suposing that the green cloak is from a movie costume just makes me go LOL on you, sorry...


AlatarVinyamar
Lorien

Mar 30 2011, 8:29am

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Looks around [In reply to] Can't Post

Someone call me?


phredegar
Bree

Mar 30 2011, 10:52am

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More? [In reply to] Can't Post

I want more too...but is it me being a stick in the mud that I find these shots rather intrusive? I appreciate stuff where the actors at least know there's cameras around but like the Gaffer I don't hold with all this spy-cam ironmongery.


lyndomiel
Rivendell

Mar 30 2011, 12:11pm

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cameos [In reply to] Can't Post

Is it just me - or is the guy in the blue tee shirt the spitting image of Dominic Monaghan just rolloing off the "Lost" set?

 
 

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