Peter Jackson just posted the above poster on his official Facebook, citing that it would be handed out at this year’s Comic-Con. The gorgeous artwork seems to call back on the pastoral elements of The Shire while incorporating the whimsy LOTR fans know and love, highlighting Sir Ian McKellen’s legendary Gandalf in the process. Here’s what he had to say about the newest poster for The Hobbit:
Hi everyone. Here’s an exclusive Comic Con poster. Be sure to get your copy in San Diego and let me know what you think of it! Cheers, Peter J
Congratulations are in order for the hard-working cast and crew of The Hobbit, as the films officially wrapped earlier today in New Zealand. (That’s Friday, July 6th, observing time differences.) Peter Jackson posted the above photo on his official Facebook with the following words:
We made it! Shoot day 266 and the end of principal photography on The Hobbit. Thanks to our fantastic cast and crew for getting us this far, and to all of you for your support! Next stop, the cutting room. Oh, and Comic Con!
The films will now enter into the post-production phase, with part one – An Unexpected Journey – gearing up for a December 14th release date.
Our first film still of Aidan Turner in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has hit the web. Entertainment Weekly published several stills from the movie on their website, so head over there and check them out for a better look at the upcoming epic. (There’s another view of the dwarves in their barrels.) Hopefully larger, better quality images will soon surface as well.
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• Site News
Aidan Turner Online now has a Press Archive! In it, you can find original content like feature articles and interviews pulled from numerous sources throughout the years. Unfortunately, there aren’t many, and a few previously online were now impossible to find. However, if you happen to know of any I overlooked, please contact me and I’ll store it in the archive as well.
Yesterday in Wellington, New Zealand, numerous actors from The Hobbit joined Sir Ian McKellen on stage at the State Opera House. The intention was to help raise money for the Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch, as it was damaged in the headline-causing earthquake in NZ just last year. Aidan Turner was, in fact, in attendance, along with co-stars (of course) Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Billy Connolly, Dean O’Gorman, and Bilbo Baggins himself, Martin Freeman. Director Peter Jackson was also there.
No professional photos or videos from the show seem to be available, but RichardArmitageNet was awesome enough to round up a bunch of accounts from fans attending the event. Check them out below (Aidan is in the back wearing what seems to be a purple cardigan):
• Hobbit cast on stage, courtesy of @eviebowman.
• Ian McKellan On Stage with Shakespeare, Tolkien, and You, courtesy of noei1984.
• Some shots from when Ian invited the Hobbit cast on stage, followed by members of the audience performing the role of slain French troops, courtesy of cathoiskool.
• YouTube: Ian McKellen On Stage – Hobbit Cast Appearance, courtesy of brionyjae.
Evidently, Lee Pace announced to a couple of fans that Martin Freeman and Richard Armitage would both be at this year’s ComicCon in San Diego. This has not yet been officially reported on, and there’s no word yet on whether Aidan will also be there.
Dean O’Gorman (a.k.a. Fili, Aidan Turner’s co-star in The Hobbit) now has an art exhibit up and running at the Page Blackie Gallery in Wellington, New Zealand. The c-type photographs on display show men in army uniforms, looking battered from war experience — and one of those models is Aidan himself. Check out more of Dean’s work here (and look for the other Hobbit co-star in the mix).
As a side-note: ATO would like to wish Aidan Turner a very happy 29th birthday!
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• Being Human
I’ve added three HQ “Being Human” episode stills to the gallery that weren’t previously available. They’re from the first series. Additionally, I’ve revamped Aidan Turner Online’s career portion of the site, which now includes a list of stage productions Aidan’s been involved with and detailed information on his film and TV history. Specifically, there’s a comprehensive episode guide for “Being Human,” and I’ll be working on adding quotes in the coming days. Enjoy!
Total Film has a summer 2012 featurette on The Hobbit entitled “Meet the New Faces.” Among those faces is Aidan Turner’s, playing Kili in the upcoming two-part epic. There’s a very brief snippet where he talks about his character, revealing some great insight on what to expect — including a possible love interest? Check it out below:
Fans of BBC Three’s supernatural series “Being Human” will recognise 28-year-old Turner as dishy bloodsucker Mitchell. Any fears that he’s uglying up for his role in The Hobbit will be eased by news that he’s been tagged the “hot dwarf” in Jacko’s epic.
“I’m glad that you said that,” laughs the Irish actor. “Well, it’s not the worst thing I’ve been called.” Kili’s part has been expanded from the novel: as well as chasing treasue, he’s also pursuing female elf Tauriel [played by Evangeline Lilly].
But is he setting his sights too high? “I guess he knows nothing can ever happen,” he explains. “She’s about 20ft tall and he’s only two.”