Entertainment Weekly reported some of what can be seen at this year’s Comic-Con (12-15 July), for which some of The Hobbit cast will be in attendance: exclusive images, on-set scoops from the two movies, and an interview with Martin Freeman, Sir Ian McKellen, and Sir Peter Jackson.
Of the two-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s famous novel, director Jackson says, “In the movie we want these characters to have story lines and a little more substance than they do in the book.”
“Almost everything we’re doing is from Tolkien somewhere, whether it’s in the book or the subsequent development that wasn’t published in The Hobbit itself.”
McKellen added that, “A lot of people weren’t even born when we were filming Lord of the Rings and only know the movies from watching them on DVD…. They’ll see Middle-earth on the big screen in The Hobbit, and I guarantee there will be a lot of minds blown wide apart.”