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Middle Earth & Metal Suits: Comic-Con Posters For Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' & Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'

by Kevin Jagernauth
July 7, 2012 12:42 PM
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While the big must-see movie of July is "The Dark Knight Rises," one week before Batman returns, geeks will be getting in a froth at Comic-Con, the annual San Diego shindig that offers up a bounty of genre/fantasy/action fare as the studios show off their baubles, with presentations that they hope will help boost box office dollars. And with less than a week to go, two of the biggest movies, by two of the biggest Comic-Con faves, are prepping to be on the convention floor and starting to build up buzz, with posters now landing for both.

First up, Peter Jackson -- who recently wrapped 266 days of principal photography on "The Hobbit" movies -- will be on hand to showcase what he's been cooking up in New Zealand. A new poster for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" has dropped, with Gandalf taking a little bit of a stroll in the midst of some pristine countryside. It speaks to the familiarity of J.R.R. Tolkien's books and Jackson's movies that the one-sheet can keep all the fantasy elements at bay and still be effective. Will Jackson try to sell the 48fps deal again? Will a new trailer arrive? Soon, all will be revealed. The film opens on December 14th. [Facebook]

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  • rotch | July 7, 2012 5:18 PMReply

    "The poster seems to give a close-up look at the full suits the characters will be wearing"??? You're kidding right? That's one huge-ass robot that the characters will be piloting. You can see the, all tiny, standing in its shoulder.

  • Kevin | July 7, 2012 5:22 PM

    Yeah, yr right.

  • easy cimpany | July 7, 2012 3:55 PMReply

    "some pristine countryside"??
    thats hobbiton for fuck sake

  • Jeremy | July 7, 2012 3:31 PMReply

    I really like them both (or whatever).

  • PAPAPISHU | July 7, 2012 2:30 PMReply

    I don't really like either poster.

  • KT | July 7, 2012 1:16 PMReply

    I really like that Pacific Rim poster.

  • PapushiSun | July 7, 2012 1:04 PMReply

    I really like that Hobbit poster.

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