"The Hobbit" Hits Comic-Con With Nostalgic Panel And Colbert's Trivia Quiz

0
0
Subscribe to Peter Jackson alerts

If you were not at SDCC over the weekend, fret not, because some panels, like the one with the cast of The Hobbit and Stephen Colbert (what an inspired lineup) are already hitting youtube. One hour of Hobbit and Tolkien-related goodness, moderated by the biggest Tolkien nerd there is? Yes, please, that sounds absolutely amazing. And it was.

Stephen Colbert
Think you know your Tolkien? Not as well as Colbert does.

Besides the absolutely obligatory trivia contest (which Colbert won, against one of the series writers, no less), the panel also included a very brief update from Peter Jackson on The Hobbit: There and Back Again. The director, who has spent almost two decades working on Tolkien adaptations, said about the journey: “It’s a commitment I’ve really enjoyed taking.”

 That being said, the work isn’t over yet. To offer an update, the director said they’re still shooting, and are currently in the middle of filming the Battle of Five Armies. The film will hit theaters December 17.

Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson gave the tiniest of updates on There and Back Again

Andy Serkis, who has played some of the most varied roles on screen for the past decade, including Gollum in the series, had some insight on the use of CGI to expand an actor’s repertoire.

“As an actor, [technology] breaks down barriers,” Serkis explained. “Whatever you are, it doesn’t matter. You can play anything.” After playing Gollum in The Lord of the Rings, Serkis moved on to playing King Kong and then to the highly intelligent ape leader Caesar in the new Planet of the Apes franchise. “I thought my life was going to go back to normality to play normal films in a normal traditional way. The idea hit me overnight: ‘Hold on a minute: I’ve just played this three-and-a-half foot ring junkie. Now I’m going to play a 25-foot gorilla. This means typecasting is not more.”

More: Live-Action, Performance Capture, Whatever - Andy Serkis Is In Age of Ultron

Andy Serkis
Andy Serkis frequently takes on fantastic, challenging roles with lots of CGI.

Stephen Colbert " />

Contactmusic

Tags: Peter Jackson - Andy Serkis - Stephen Colbert

0
0
Subscribe to Peter Jackson alerts
Advertisement

More Peter Jackson

Martin Freeman's Bilbo Baggins Meets Tim Canterbury In SNL's 'The Office: Middle Earth'

Martin Freeman's acting career has been just as much an unpredictable a journey as his character Bilbo Baggins' Middle Earth quest in 'The Hobbit' series,...

Orlando Bloom On Spending Christmas With His Estranged Wife & Moving On From Legolas

Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom may have split up well over a year ago but that doesn't mean they hold any animosity toward each other....

Benedict Cumberbatch Is Honoured To Be A Part Of 'The Hobbit' Send-Off

Let's not deny it - since 'The Lord of the Rings' came out, it has been almost every film-goer's dream to be a part of...

The Hobbit Brings Peter Jackson's Saga Full Circle

With 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies', Peter Jackson has completed a second trilogy of films based on J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novels 'The...

Advertisement

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Movie Review

Peter Jackson's expanded take on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit comes to a conclusion in a battle epic packed with enormous action sequences that oddly distract...

Peter Jackson And Philippa Boyens - The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Video Interview

'The Hobbit' director Peter Jackson and screenwriter Philippa Boyens discuss the magic behind the trilogy as they prepare to release the final instalment, 'The Battle...

A Week In Movies: Exodus And The Third Hobbit Premiere In London, As M:I 5 Films Across Town, Spectre Is Announced And Star Wars Teases The Internet

Ridley Scott was on hand for the premiere of his new biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings in London this week. Also on the red...

Peter Jackson Quashes Rumors of More Middle Earth Movies

Peter Jackson has quashed rumors of further Middle Earth movies, despite Galdalf himself Sir Ian McKellen suggesting the New Zealand director wasn't done with Tolkien's...

Advertisement

Comments

Peter Jackson Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Peter Jackson

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All