The film icon, famed for roles ranging from Dracula to Saruman to Count Dooku, died Sunday in a London hospital.
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Even after the five previous Tolkien films, the acclaimed effects wizard tells SPINOFF he and his team had to raise the bar for the final Hobbit movie.
Veteran actor John Rhys-Davies entertained the audience at Fan Expo Canada with stories about his four-decade career, expressing his frustrations with the 1990s sci-fi series Sliders, and recalling his skepticism about his Lord of the Rings role.
Following their Hall H presentation at Comic-Con International, the cast and crew of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey discussed the film’s new cinema tech and what it might do to the kids’ heads.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again will open on Dec. 14, 2012, and Dec. 13, 2013, respectively.
Peter Jackson confirms that Orlando Bloom will be reprising his Legolas role for The Hobbit.
Hugo Weaving will return to Middle-Earth with Peter Jackson on The Hobbit, which has also firmed up the casting of Lee Pace and Dean O’Gorman.
Peter Jackson’s extended editions of The Lord of the Rings trilogy will return to theaters this summer in weekly releases leading up to the launch of the extended edition Blu-ray set.
The actor, who played Legolas in The Lord of the Rings, says that while “it’s still a little up in the air,” he’d like to work with Peter Jackson again in The Hobbit. He’s even seen the script. In related news, Andy Serkis will serve as second-unit director for the two movies.
The actor and musician, who gained Internet fame as an extra in the first and third Lord of the Rings films, will don pointy ears as Lindir, an Elf of Rivendell, in Peter Jackson’s two-movie prequel.
The erstwhile Gollum and Gandalf are returning to The Shire for Peter Jackson’s two-part prequel to The Lord of the Rings.