Monday, July 23, director Peter Jackson uploaded The Hobbit production video #8 to his Facebook page.
This latest video shows fans a bit of what went on behind the scenes at Comic-Con in San Diego and also shows a look at what fans in Hall H at Comic-Con got to see.
We are taken back to the final days of filming principal photography for The Hobbit. Jackson gives us glimpses of different sets that we’ll see in the upcoming films, as well as more cast interviews and behind the scene shenanigans with Martin Freeman as the hobbit Bilbo and his dwarf companions.
For the first time we get to hear from actor Lee Pace who will be playing elven King Thranduil. He tells a little about what it was like to play an elf. During his interview, we also briefly get to see some Mirkwood elves in action during a fight scene.
Another first is seeing actor Sylvester McCoy as wizard Radagast the Brown. We get to see his abode of Rhosgobel (meaning “Brown Fenced Homestead”), and hear McCoy practicing some bird calls.
Other places we get to see for the first time are the town Dale, which has a Mediterranean style to it, Goblintown, Beorn’s House, and possibly a shot of parts of Thranduil’s Halls.
Actors Sir Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, and Cate Blanchett, first seen in The Lord of the Rings trilogy films can be seen once again filming some of their last scenes as Gandalf, Legolas and Galadriel. Still no glimpses of Benedict Cumberbatch as the dragon Smaug, nor Evangeline Lily as elf Tauriel (though she may be the auburn haired elf in the fight scene shown during Lee Pace’s interview).
This is the last video following the principal photography for The Hobbit, but Jackson promises more entries that will give fans a behind the scenes look at Post Production on the films.