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New reports take us on-set for two days for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Tauriel and LegolasWe all like to keep some things secret (and keep them safe); movie studios are no different.  As we get closer to the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Warner Bros. are finally lifting embargos and allowing interviews and content to be posted, which reveal spoilers, and drop hints, about what we can expect when the next film hits the big screen in December.

Our own staffer MrCere spent three months on set last year; stay tuned for some exclusive reports from him, coming soon.  Meanwhile, here are several interviews on which the press embargo has just lifted, covering a two-day set visit for members of the press early last year.

Please note, there are movie spoilers to be found within. You have been warned!

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Posted in Director news, Evangeline Lilly, Guillermo Del Toro, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Ian McKellen, Locations Sets, Luke Evans, Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom, Peter Jackson, Production, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Warner Bros. full synopsis for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug provides some plot hints?

desolation of smaug poster I can’t recall if this has been previously revealed, but this official synopsis — more complete than the short version currently on The Hobbit website — actually has some really interesting implications if you have a read through and examine who’s listed and (more importantly), who’s not.

As folks observed after the debut of the second Desolation of Smaug trailer, Guillermo del Toro is back in the credits for his work on the screenplay. There’s a co-producer nod for the late Eileen Moran as well. Highlight the space below to read the key omissions, and some fairly hefty spoiler analysis of what those omissions could mean for the movie.

 


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. (more…)

Posted in Adam Brown, Aidan Turner, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dean O'Gorman, Evangeline Lilly, Fran Walsh, Graham McTavish, Guillermo Del Toro, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Howard Shore, Ian McKellen, James Nesbitt, Jed Brophy, John Bell, John Callen, Ken Stott, Lawrence Makoare, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Manu Bennett, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, Mikael Persbrandt, Peter Hambleton, Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Richard Armitage, Stephen Hunter, Sylvester McCoy, The Hobbit, William Kircher

RingCon 2013 fantasy convention begins tomorrow in Bonn!

ringcon-banner-300x165 Ringer Janina lets us know that German fantasy convention RingCon begins at the Maritim Hotel Bonn, in Bonn, Germany on October 18.

Guests from the Tolkien universe include: Craig Parker (Haldir), Lori Dungey (Mrs. Bracegirdle), Mark Ferguson (Gil-Galad), William Kircher (Bifur), David Wenham (Faramir), and Stephen Ure (Grishnakh, Gorbag, Fimbul and Grinnah). Plus the Deutsche Tolkien Gesellschaft (German Tolkien Society), blogger and Tolkien scholar TheTolkienist and many more lecturers, artists, workshop instructors and cosplayers will be there too.

You can follow the buzz on twitter and tumblr, searching the hashtag #ringcon.

Daily tickets are still available at the event itself. (more…)

Posted in Conventions, Craig Parker, David Wenham, Events, Fans, William Kircher

Orlando Bloom chats about R&J and The Hobbit with EW

Romeo and Juliet Orlando Bloom stopped by the EW offices last week to chat about his new role in a Broadway production of Romeo & Juliet as well as other things, including a little about The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Bloom is currently making his Broadway debut at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in Romeo and Juliet opposite two-time Tony nominee Condola Rashad in a modern-day setting with the original language directed by David Leveaux.

Chatting with fans, he discussed his Broadway warm-up routine, how he got involved in the production and the challenges of working in front of a live audience. (more…)

Posted in Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Orlando Bloom, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: There and Back Again

Getting to know Jed Brophy

Jed-Brophy01Welcome to this months “Getting to know you” Q&A, this month we’re talking to the one and only, amazingly talented, and all round great guy, Jed Brophy.

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Posted in Adam Brown, Andy Serkis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Fans, Graham McTavish, Headlines, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, Jed Brophy, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, New Zealand, Richard Armitage, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, TheOneRing.net Community, Viggo Mortensen

See Orlando Bloom and Ian McKellen talk Hobbit trailer on NBC Today!

Gandalf at Dol Guldur As you might recall, when the trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug debuted during the week, actors Orlando Bloom and Ian McKellen went on the Today show to have a chat about the filming, share exclusive sneak peek of the trailer itself. (more…)

Posted in Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Trailer

Orlando Bloom and Ian McKellen on TODAY show tomorrow, Tuesday

ian mckellenThe excitement just keeps coming! Sir Ian McKellen just tweeted as follows:

Time to set those DVRs, and catch Gandalf and Legolas on tv before you watch the latest trailer!

Posted in Events, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Television, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Trailer

Cate Blanchett to make her movie directing debut

MV5BMTc4NTIwNTI4N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwODM0MjMz__V1_SY317_CR9,0,214,317_Our beautiful Lady Galadriel, actress Cate Blanchett, is going to make her feature film directorial debut.  Ms Blanchett, who has previously directed for the stage, will film a psychological thriller, which will be an adaptation of Herman Koch’s novel The Dinner.  You can read more about Ms Blanchett’s planned debut behind the camera at Deadline Hollywood, here.

Thanks to Ringer spy Owain for the heads up!

Posted in Cate Blanchett, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, The Hobbit

Romeo and Juliet on Broadway – winners!

RomeAndJulietThanks to all who tweeted and took part in our competition to win tickets to see Orlando Bloom in Romeo and Juliet on Broadway.  The lucky winners have been contacted – congratulations to April, Jessica and Claire!  We hope you enjoy the show!

If you weren’t fortunate enough to be a winner, you can still buy tickets to see this great production of Shakespeare’s play.  Click here for more information, and to buy tickets.

 

 

Posted in Contests, Events, Hobbit Cast News, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Orlando Bloom, Stage Productions

Orlando Bloom on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

orlando-bloom-orlando-bloom-smile-sofa Orlando Bloom — who we sometimes know as the elf of Mirkwood, Legolas Greenleaf — made an appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to discuss his role in the first Broadway production of Romeo and Juliet in 36 years.

He also chatted with Fallon about The Hobbit, and they showed a short clip of The Happy Hobbit crew’s reaction to the Desolation of Smaug trailer. Check it out! (more…)

Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Orlando Bloom, Television, The Hobbit

Actor Thomas Robins (Deagol and Young Thrain) talks to TORn

deagolTheOneRing.net readers will remember actor Thomas Robins as Deagol, from that wonderful scene with Andy Serkis at the opening of The Return of the King; and some sharper-eyed viewers may also have spotted him (under heavy prosthetics!) as Young Thrain, in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.  What you may not know is that New Zealander Robins also works as a producer and director, and TORn recently had a chance to chat to him about his latest project.  It’s an intriguing one, for sure, and involves combining New Zealand film makers with the nascent movie industry in Laos!  Staffer greendragon talked to Robins to find out more, and of course to ask him about time spent in Middle-earth!  Read the full interview – and find out how you can get involved with Robins’ new movie project - after the break.

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Posted in Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Movie Return of the King, New Zealand, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Dominic Monaghan to appear at Australia’s Supanova convention

Dominic Monaghan in Wild-Things Looks like Australian ringers will have an opportunity to catch up with Dominic Monaghan in Novewmber when he makes appearances at both the Adelaide and Brisbane editions of the Supanova pop culture expo.


British actor Dominic Monaghan is the latest celebrity to join Supanova’s ensemble cast attending November’s expos in Brisbane and Adelaide. Best known to audiences as the Hobbit Meriadoc ‘Merry’ Brandybuck in Peter Jackson’s adaptations of The Lord of the Rings, Monahagn also starred in J.J. Abrams’ Lost as rock star Charlie Pace. He also featured alongside Hugh Jackman in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and in sci-fi series FlashForward. (more…)

Posted in Conventions, Dominic Monaghan, Events, Fans, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News