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‘The Hobbit’ Takes an Unexpected Journey in This New TV Spot

The Hobbit
Warner Bros./MGM

'The Hobbit' is coming! Slow down... it's coming in December, but you can check out this brand new TV spot right now, which brings us back to the world of the Shire and introduces us to a very unlikely hero named Bilbo Baggins.

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Stephen Colbert to Cameo in ‘The Hobbit’ Is By Far the Craziest Rumor of the Day

'The Hobbit' Stephen Colbert cameo
Poster by Warner Bros./Illustration by ScreenCrush

We're finding out a lot about 'The Hobbit' movie this week, thanks to the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter. For instance, did you know Ian McKellen almost turned down the role of Gandalf for the next three Middle Earth-based movies? While all that's interesting to learn, our favorite 'Hobbit' fact actually pertains to a seemingly unrelated actor -- funnyman Stephen Colbert.

THR missed this little tid bit: the 'Colbert Report' host is obsessed with Tolkien. So much so, in fact, that he got to visit the set of 'An Unexpected Journey' in New Zealand, where -- get this -- he may or may not have shot a cameo appearance for the movie trilogy!

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‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Will Have an Extended Edition

Warner Brothers/MGM
Warner Brothers/MGM

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' is due out December 14, but we now already know that there will be an extended edition of the film after it hits Blu-ray and DVD,  set to be released sometime in third quarter of 2013.

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New ‘The Hobbit’ Poster Features Bilbo’s Band of Merry Men

'The Hobbit' poster
Warner Bros. via Facebook

Since the release of the second 'Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' trailer hit the airwaves during Tolkien Week, Peter Jackson and his crew at Warner Bros. have been light on the promotional material for the upcoming book-adapted flick. The director recently gave us a look at one of the new 'Hobbit' posters, which featured Bilbo holding his trusty "Sting" sword, but new images or sneaks at the film were scarce.

But now with the latest poster, some other characters from the highly anticipated December movie get their time in the spotlight.

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Peter Jackson One Step Closer to Directing ‘Doctor Who’ in New Zealand

Doctor Who Peter Jackson
BBC / Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images

For all the overseas talent that doesn't get its due recognition at award ceremonies like the Emmys, 'Doctor Who' has long been one of our favorites. Recently, 'Doctor Who' and 'Lord of the Rings' fans alike were delighted to hear that interest had been expressed back and forth for director Peter Jackson to helm a New Zealand-based 'Doctor Who' episode, but could it actually happen? And when would the episode shoot?

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Movies

Lord of the Rings
Warner Bros.

It’s “Tolkien Week,” which means people all around the world are celebrating that literary genius who gave us ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ book series, and therefore the corresponding movie adaptations. Aside from that, though, it’s

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‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy Now Has New Titles and Release Dates

The Hobbit
Warner Bros./MGM

So we're exceptionally curious about 'The Hobbit' films now that Peter Jackson and company have decided to transform two pictures into three. We have no idea if this was a good decision, or just a chance to take advantage of audiences that fell in love with the first three films. What we do know are the titles of the trilogy and their release dates.

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‘The Hobbit’ in 48-Frame Version Getting a Limited Release

'The Hobbit' Trilogy
Warner Bros.

Peter Jackson and Warner Bros. introduced 'The Hobbit' to CinemaCon this year with a 48 frames-per-second version that didn't go over too well with many who were present for the convention. Now comes word that Warner Bros. will do a limited release for the 48 FPS version.

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Watch Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ Through Fancy 3D Glasses

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Now that we know Peter Jackson plans on diving his upcoming adaptation of ‘The Hobbit’ into three distinct chapters, fans are going to want to grab a pair of nerdy unique 3D glasses that no doubt will contribute to the wondrous experience of venturing back to Middle Earth again and again (and again). RealD 3D has you covered.

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Peter Jackson Officially Announces a Third ‘Hobbit’ Film for Summer 2014

'The Hobbit' Trilogy
Warner Bros.

As was previously rumored, director Peter Jackson officially announced this morning that 'The Hobbit' would be a trilogy and a third film will be released. Full details below:

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