If you are a genuine Lord of the Rings fan, then you have probably read or at least heard of The Hobbit. Most of you know that Peter Jackson (Director of The Lord of the Rings) is making the Hobbit book into a film, two films actually. What a lot of you don't know is that Peter Jackson has just recently announced that he will be making THREE Hobbit movies instead of two! You see, he wants to put events from the appendixes of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit into the film, and it is easier to tell more of the story if he puts everything into three films. I personally think that it is a wonderful idea! It will be so cool to see more of the story than just the Hobbit plot! And in case some of you didn't know...he will be putting several characters from the Lord of the Rings movies into the Hobbit that were not mentioned in the Hobbit book, but definitely were in Middle Earth at the time. Galadriel and Legolas to name a few. And of course those of us who have read the book are looking forward to meeting the 12 Dwarves: Ori, Nori, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Fili, Kili, Oin, Gloin, Dwalin, Balin, and Thorin for the first time on screen! For those of you who are interested in learning more about the upcoming Hobbit films, there is an official Hobbit blog with lots of cool pictures, updates, and production videos that give you a first hand look into the filming of the movies. Speaking of the production videos...video #8 just came out last week! Here is a link to the blog for those who are interested. http://www.thehobbitblog.com/
Here is a collage that I made using officially released photos from the Hobbit films, all of which I am sure can also be found on the blog.