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Director Peter Jackson Reveals Desolation of Smaug Character Posters

On Sunday, November 2, director Peter Jackson, via his Facebook page, revealed seven new character posters for the upcoming Desolation of Smaug. The posters showcase what will be the main characters in the second installment of The Hobbit films.

Below is a gallery of the posters for you to enjoy.

New ‘Desolation of Smaug’ banner posters

Leading up to today’s release of the latest ‘Desolation of Smaug’ trailer, available here for those who haven’t seen it yet, several new banner posters were revealed. Below is a slide show of each poster. The Thranduil and Legolas/Tauriel ones are really quite stunning, but then we could be a little biased ;)

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Desolation of Smaug trailer screen caps

Decided to devote a separate post for screen caps from the first trailer of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Will add more as I get them.

Thanks to Galentaliel for some of these wonderful caps!

Lord of the Rings trilogy marathon set to kick off tomorrow

Lord of the Rings trilogy poster

A month ago word was out that fans would once again be able to see all three Lord of the Rings films on the big screen. Tomorrow is that day – how time flies!

Regal, AMC, and Cinemark theaters in the US are showing the films which will be the full extended editions, along with a special message from director Peter Jackson to the fans. Cinemark Theaters will show the trilogy both days this weekend, whereas Regal and AMC are only showing it on Saturday.

Tickets may yet be available for purchase. The average price is $30 a person.  To see if your theater is participating check out the following links for each theater group.

Regal Theaters : Lord of the Rings Trilogy Marathon

AMC Theaters: Lord of the Rings Trilogy Marathon

Cinemark Theaters: Lord of the Rings Trilogy Marathon

Stars, and fans, attend The Hobbit world premiere

Cate Blanchett at The Hobbit world premiere

Actress Cate Blanchett arrives for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey World Premiere

Last night in Wellington, New Zealand thousands of fans, elves, wizards, dwarves, hobbits, and other denizens of Middle-earth gathered outside the Embassy Theater to watch the arrival of The Hobbit‘s many stars for the film’s world premiere.

Some of those that were spotted were Cate Blanchett (Galadriel), Martin Freeman (Bilbo), Hugo Weaving (Elrond), Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield), Elijah Wood (Frodo), Andy Serkis (Gollum), Barry Humphries (Goblin king), William Kircher (Bifur), Aidan Turner (Fili), Dean O’Gorman (Kili), and of course, director Sir Peter Jackson. Actor Ian McKellen, who plays wizard Gandalf, was unfortunately absent but according the The Huffington Post sent a message along saying, “I wish I were there in my spiritual home in Wellington.”

Some late arrivals to the red carpet included actors John Rhys-Davies, who played the dwarf Gimli in the Lord of the Rings films, and Evangeline Lily who plays Tauriel a warrior elf-maid of Mirkwood, a role created for The Hobbit films by director Jackson.

Fan website (TORn) which broadcasted live from the event has some nice pictures from the red carpet of the stars’ arrivals. And for those that missed their live broadcast, or those that just want to re-watch it,  a stream is provided via their website.

Brand new trailer for The Hobbit

The next new trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was released today and it’s chock full of goodness! Not only do we get to see slightly more of Rivendell and the dwarves, but we also get better glimpses of the wizard Radagast the Brown, the encounter with the trolls, a bit of Goblin-town, and Bilbo agreeing to a riddle game with Gollum. Check out the trailer below as well as some screen caps, they’re sure to get one excited for the film which will be released to theaters December 14th.

UPDATE: You can now choose your own ending to the latest Hobbit trailer at the official Hobbit movie website. Choose from five different endings! The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Choose Your Moment

Gallery of images from the new trailer: