A first-time anonymous source informs TheOneRing.net that the Hobbit trailer will debut on Youtube on June 12.Posted in Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Trailer
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When Configura Equipos, a Spanish-language website featuring technology and gaming reviews and forums, posted this video last week it seemed like we were seeing something new. A preview for Google Chrome’s upcoming “A Journey Through Middle-earth” interactive map featured clips from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey as well as the brief shots from Google’s own preview for the the new app.
But in the midst of these familiar images was what looked like a brand new scene of an army of orcs laying siege to a castle with very striking dragon-shaped prominences on the ramparts. Could this be something we hadn’t yet seen from The Desolation of Smaug? Were we getting a sneak peek at some flashback to Carn Dûm or Minas Ithil?
Nope. It turns out it’s a scene from the 2011 film Sucker Punch from director Zach Snyder.
Keen detective and TORn staffer Magpie matched up the images and found the scene, one of several in Sucker Punch that are overt homages to other genre films. So, alas, as TORn staffer Justin said, “These aren’t the orcs you’re looking for. Move along.”
Misleading clips aside, we’re still looking forward to Google’s “Chrome Experiment,” which will “bring Middle-earth to life in the browser with 3D Trolls, interactive musical experiences, and more.” It’s currently in beta testing to be released to the public later this year. And as for Configura Equipos… ¡Estamos vigilando!
Watch the misleading video here.
Read about Google Chrome’s “A Journey Through Middle-earth” here.Posted in Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Miscellaneous, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Video games
Reports continue to come in via our discussion board members of new TV spots showing tonight. These are in addition to the new spot featuring glimpses of Smaug that we reported on here. One new commercial was spotted on Fox 2 during Glee and contains a few new seconds of footage between Galadriel and Gandalf. The other spot contains more Riddles in the Dark footage between Bilbo and Gollum and was seen on ABC during Last Resort. Warner Bros. continues to tease us by inserting bits of new footage between scenes we’ve already seen – and we love it! All we can say is: keep the TV ads coming.Posted in Events, Hobbit Movie, Rumors Spy News, Television, The Hobbit
An article this morning on Stuff.co.nz ostensibly about some some custom jewellry that will grace the red carpet next week at the Hobbit Premiere has also dropped a bombshell confirmation about something we’ve wondered about since Peter Jackson’s sixth Vlog. If you don’t want the spoiler, don’t head below the cut! (more…)Posted in Characters, Hobbit Movie, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit
Jim Jannard, owner of RED Digital Cinema, reports that he has seen a THIRD trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Writing on the REDUSER Forum, he said: “It was a big day at REd [sic] today. We loaded and projected the following trailers at RSH today: The Hobbit (3rd trailer) [editorial emphasis], Oz, The Great Gatsby, Hitchcock, Flight, Parker, The Man with the Iron Fist, Stand Up Guys”.
This is, perhaps, the best indication yet that we will get a third trailer for before The Hobbit debuts next month. Still no sign of a rating on the Alberta Film Ratings website, however.
Thanks to Ringer Owain on the TORn forums for the find.Posted in Hobbit Movie, Rumors Spy News, Trailer
Tom Cardy of Fairfax NZ News writes about his experience going behind-the-scenes of the filming of the Hobbit. Warning: potential spoilers! (more…)Posted in Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Locations Sets, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit
So, you’ve heard all the latest rumours from The Hobbit. Some of them — like the ones about Azog, and Billy Conolly’s talk about Dain — are pretty out there. Not to mention the whole plotline with the Nazgul.
In the spirit of trying to see who could invent the maddest rumour, our staff have put their heads together to try and come up with the most unbelievable rumour of all. (more…)Posted in Casting Rumors, Director Rumors, Fool, Hobbit Movie, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit
LEGO® Fans worldwide are being treated to a series of early images of the upcoming ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey‘ LEGO® Playsets. (We are deliberately not including imagery on this post because we are pretty sure they will be asked to remove in hours!) There are a variety of sources for images, but the best come from LEGO Toy Story News’s Flickr Stream. Be warned, one set in particular reveals a previously unannounced ‘change’ to the story. We will describe the sets and a brief attempt to decipher each, but we’d love to hear your own conclusions and theories in our comments. There is also a video available of a very excited LEGO fan quickly going over all of the sets. A small heads up for the video – if you are looking for a clear description and accounting of each set – this isn’t for you. He does seem very excited about mushrooms though! [Flickr Stream] [Video]- MAJOR SPOILERS! (Thanks to Mr. Spielbrick for the heads up!)Posted in Casting Rumors, Collectibles, Director Rumors, Headlines, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, LEGO, Locations Sets, Merchandise, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit
The folks at Gwaith-i-Phethain, The Fellowship of the Word-smiths, have translated the runes tattooed across Dwalin’s hands that we discovered in the most recent photos released from the Hobbit movies. If you haven’t seen it already, it’s this one (potential spoiler warning).
G-i-P tells us that the runes are in the mode Angerthas Moria, and read: Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu! ‘Axes of the Dwarves! The Dwarves are upon you’ (Baruk Khazâd – right hand, Khazâd ai-mênu – left hand). Highlight to read the hidden text!
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From TOR.com: “If you wanted the scoop on the upcoming Hobbit movies during Dragon*Con 2012 then you needed to get very good at waiting in line.”
For folks who were unable to make it, TOR has a handy list of what was discussed, both new and old, at the panels that TheOnering.net hosted at the convention. So, if you’re eager for spoilers and speculation, read on!
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Swedish movie site Moviezine has a new article about Mikael Persbrandt, who plays Beorn in The Hobbit films. TORn message board member DeadRabbits has translated the original article so we can all read the details.
When Peter Jackson returns to Middle Earth approximately a decade after Lord of the Rings, our very own Mikael Persbrandt is onboard to play Beorn. Recently, the two movies became three and several of the actors are being called back for re-shoots. Persbrandt is among them.
“I’m going back to New Zealand to shoot more scenes, that’s already been decided,” he tells MovieZine.se. (more…)Posted in Hobbit Movie, Mikael Persbrandt, Rumors Spy News
A French Tolkien site has laid its hands on a couple of very intriguing images that may reveal Barry Humphries’ Great Goblin and one of his minions. As you can imagine, they look appropriately gruesome!
For those who are keen to avoid spoilers, best to not look below the cut! (more…)Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit