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Want Hobbit Movie News? Hobbit Headlines of the Past Two Weeks!


May 3 2013, 3:20pm

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     Want Hobbit Movie News? Hobbit Headlines of the Past Two Weeks!

Hobbit Headlines for the period of 20th April - 03rd March 2013.

Please see below for classification of spoilers:

S! - Spoiler! (Warning - you will be spoiled by opening the link)
LS - Limited Spoilers (Tidbits and snippets, no hard spoilers)
NS - No Spoilers (No spoilers contained whatsoever)

***Please note: Now that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has been released worldwide, spoiler tags for news relating solely to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will no longer be used (they will all be marked with "NS"). This includes any DVD news, behind the scene footage, commentaries, DVD/radio/TV/magazine interviews, screen-captures, promotional pictures and posters, any "making of" documentaries and videos, featurettes, merchandise, trailers, clips, tie-in material (books etc.), and so on. Spoiler tags will now only be used for stories relating to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, and extended editions for all three films.***

You have been warned!


22-APR-2013 interview William Kircher - talks about his acting career, creating the character of Bifur, and what being in The Hobbit means to him. NS [Thread] [Source]

The Bridge Direct release new information regarding wave 2 figures for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. LS [Thread] [Thread 2]


Read articles from around the world reviewing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. NS [Thread]


The Hobbit brings surge in tourist interest and arrivals, report Tourism New Zealand. NS [Thread] [Source]


Cast members discuss what it is like to film at various New Zealand locations during tourism video. NS [Thread] [Source]


Richard Armitage kept busy while in Australia - takes part in several interviews for promotion of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey DVD and blu-ray release:

- Richard Armitage takes part in Q&A session during stop off in Australia. NS [Thread] [Thread 2 - includes pictures from the event, and other interviews with cast members]

- Richard Armitage on The Hobbit: "Itís mind blowing the things we did". LS [Thread] [SOurce]

- Fox's Dan & Maz interview Richard Armitage. NS [Thread] [Source]

- Richard Armitage speaks to on playing Thorin Oakenshield and the price of turning him into a Dwarf. NS [Thread] [Source]

- MSN interview Richard Armitage: 'I told Prince William he'd make a good elf in The Hobbit'. NS [Thread] [SOurce]

- CNET Australia also interivew Richard Armitage - talks about Tolkien, CGI and fat suits. NS [Thread] [Source]


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey released on DVD and Blu-ray in Australia. NS [Thread]


For a comprehensive collection of all released (and leaked(!)) pictures and screenshots, see TORn user DarkJackal's website:

- Hobbit Photo Gallery
- Screencaps from trailers, video blogs and TV spots


Previous Hobbit Headlines:

12th-01st March 2013
01st-08th March 2013
08th-15th March 2013
15th-22nd March 2013
22nd-30th March 2013
30th-05th April 2013
05th-13th April 2013
13th-20th April 2013

Please PM Xanaseb or I if you have any questions, suggestions or ideas. Please notify us if any Hobbit movie news has been omitted. All links working at time of posting.