The Hobbit

The Many Faces of Benedict Cumberbatch for 'The Hobbit 2' Motion Capture

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by Nick Romano October 22, 2013 10:17 AM
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We got our first real taste of Benedict Cumberbatch voicing the dragon Smaug in 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' trailers, but the star also used motion-capture technology to help bring the creature to life, which yielded some intense facial acting. 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Extended Edition, to be released on Blu-ray and UltraViolet this November 5, includes footage of Cumberbatch in action, and we've got a preview for you.

'The Hobbit 2' Banner: Can 'The Desolation of Smaug' Be More Epic Than the First?

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by Nick Romano October 16, 2013 12:54 PM
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In similar fashion to the marketing for the first 'Hobbit' film, Warner Bros. has revealed the latest Smaug-sized banner for Peter Jackson's second installment, 'The Desolation of Smaug.' But can it help pick fan interest back up after a less-than-stellar first go?

'The Hobbit 2' TV Spots: Don't Step Into the Light!

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by Nick Romano October 07, 2013 03:53 PM
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http://youtu.be/JqdZGrgZPqI
Is there a better voice for the evil dragon Smaug in 'The Hobbit 2' than Benedict Cumberbatch (aka the 'Star Trek Into Darkness' baddie)? If you couldn't get enough of his milky voice in the latest trailer, Warner Bros. has featured him again in two new TV spots.

'The Hobbit 2' Trailer: Prepare for 'The Desolation of Smaug'

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by Nick Romano October 01, 2013 08:00 AM
http://youtu.be/mbOEknbi4gQ
Peter Jackson's latest trilogy continues as the new 'The Hobbit 2' trailer debuted online, featuring Martin Freeman's Bilbo and his band of dwarves still journeying to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the dragon Smaug.

'The Hobbit 2' Posters Hit Ahead of the New Trailer Premiere [UPDATE]

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by Nick Romano September 30, 2013 11:42 AM
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'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' has released a brand-new poster for the continuing the adventures of Bilbo (Martin Freeman) and his band of dwarves to slay the dragon Smaug. But what's more exciting is that Warner Bros. has revealed the new trailer will hit tomorrow, October 1!

'The Hobbit 2' Behind-the-Scenes Footage Reveals No Comic-Con 2013 Appearance

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by Britt Hayes July 01, 2013 01:16 PM
Bad news for all you 'Hobbit' fans headed to Comic-Con 2013: Peter Jackson has announced -- with much regret, of course -- that he won't be making an appearance or presenting any new footage from 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.' But there's also good news! This means he'll stay busy finishing the film so it meets its December release date on time, and he's unveiled nearly 10 minutes of new behind-the-scenes footage.

'The Hobbit' Featurette: Transforming New Zealand Into Middle Earth

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by Jacob Hall June 14, 2013 03:35 PM
Every single behind-the-scenes video from 'The Hobbit' or the 'Lord of the Rings' films is, in its own little way, an advertisement for the nation of New Zealand. Peter Jackson's Middle Earth films have been completely shot in his home country, and it's now impossible to imagine J.R.R. Tolkien's fictional fantasy world without thinking of the gorgeous Kiwi countryside. A new featurette on 'The Hobbit' trilogy gives us a good look at how little work it was transforming New Zealand's landscapes into a land of dwarves, wizards and dragons.

Watch 'The Hobbit 2' Stars Reacting to Fangirls Reacting to the New Trailer

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by Jacob Hall June 12, 2013 12:20 PM
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Yesterday, the trailer for 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' debuted online and there was much rejoicing within the geek world. However, there was seemingly no one as excited as the ladies seen in the video above, who recorded their reaction to the trailer and put it on YouTube. These two fangirls probably expected fellow Middle Earth fans to watch the video and share in their excitement, but they definitely didn't expect director Peter Jackson to see it and arrange a response.

'The Hobbit 2' Poster: Martin Freeman Faces the Desolation of Smaug

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by Jacob Hall June 09, 2013 02:48 PM
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With the summer movie season in full swing, it's about time we got a poster for what's sure to be one of the big events of 2013. The first poster for 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' has arrived, and it's sure to send a chill or two down the spines of Middle Earth fans the world over.