Over the last week or so, San Diego Comic-Con has given us an absolute glut of of news about The Hobbit production.

Consider: close-up views of the trolls at the Weta booth.

Consider: Peter Jackson’s comments that he’d love to go back and film more material derived from the appendices of the Lord of the Rings.

And consider: the incredible breadth of the twelve-and-a-half minute showreel that they showed.

That’s why, this weekend, Hall of Fire will be examining the very latest movie rumours and spoilers.

So join us this Saturday, July 21 at 6.00pm EDT (New York time), when we’ll discuss all this and much more as we look at the latest news and spoiler from The Hobbit movies!

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