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20 New Images From The 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,' Including First Look At Lee Pace As Legolas' Dad

by Oliver Lyttelton
September 9, 2012 11:04 AM
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We imagine one of the buzz words in movie marketing departments these days, along with 'Pinterest' and 'viral games' is 'app.' Barely any major movie hits theaters without some kind of iOS-related promotional tie-in, often in the form of a game, or something similar. Some are genuinely nifty (the Hans Zimmer one for "Inception" was pretty great), most are a bit half-hearted, but few are particularly revelatory about the movie themselves.

But the new one for Warner Bros./New Line/MGM's "The Hobbit" has been a little more useful (via Coming Soon), providing a raft of new images from the first film of the hastily extended trilogy, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." Mostly focusing on the band of dwarves that accompany Bilbo Baggins on his quest, including the best looks yet at Richard Armitage and Aidan Turner, the glimpses are also joined by the first look (from fan-site The Noldor) at American actor Lee Pace ("Pushing Daisies," the upcoming "Lincoln") as Elvish king Thranduil, who is, as it turns out, is the father of Orlando Bloom's Legolas from the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Judging by the outfit, he may have also been the bass player in a '70s glam rock band.

Finally, the app's also unveiled a new banner for the film (split into two chunks below for legibility), which according to Bleeding Cool, may mean that the first film ends on a sequence where Bilbo & co. hide in trees to escape from a pack of wolves, only to get caught in a forest fire. It's not a bad guess, but we won't find out for sure until the film opens on December 14th.

[Coming Soon]

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  • john | September 20, 2012 8:37 AMReply

    Simply EPIC! The newest full length HD trailer of the movie "The Hobbit" has been released! Like the post if you found the new trailer amazing. :)

  • Tale Tell | September 10, 2012 9:05 AMReply

    Looks like a made for tv movie. Not a big budget version of the hobbit. Not impressed.

  • George | September 9, 2012 2:05 PMReply

    The dwarves are interesting. Not sure what I think yet. Regardless, I cannot wait until December!

  • Archer Slyce | September 9, 2012 11:49 AMReply

    I still have that issue about dwarves ... who don't really look like dwarves. Specially Turner. But well, still looks nice. Weapons are kickass ! Still no sign of spiders though.

  • Archer Slyce | September 10, 2012 5:43 AM

    I've never wandered around middle earth myself (I don't do drugs). What I meant is that it's hard to forget how dwarves look in all those RPGs and video games that were released since the book came out.

  • Carson Wells | September 9, 2012 11:40 PM

    The dwarves look pretty much like all the dwarves I've seen everytime I've wandered around Middle Earth.

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