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News Bits: Hobbit, Captain, Crisis, Reboot

7 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Before the epic event that gives the third chapter in "The Hobbit" trilogy its name, Peter Jackson's movie will deal with another major fight - Smaug's attack on Laketown.

Today a few new shots from that sequence have gone online over on Empire and showcase the mass destruction of the beastie along with Luke Evans’ Bard the Bowman trying to co-ordinate a defense. Click here to check them out.

Captain America: Civil War

With Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark appearing in the upcoming "Captain America: Civil War," the question has been raised as to whether his love interest Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) will also make an appearance. Paltrow herself tells Dish Nation: "I don't know. I've heard rumors that maybe, and I don't know. My fingers are crossed. I would love to be Pepper Potts again at some point in my life. »

- Garth Franklin

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Smaug Attacks in 'The Hobbit 3' Photos and TV Spot

18 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The deadly dragon Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) sets Lake-town on fire in three new photos from The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies. We also see Lake-town native Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans) trying to defend his city from enemy forces. While it isn't known exactly how much time transpires between last year's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and this final Hobbit adventure, it is believed that The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies picks up directly after its predecessor, meaning these photos may depict some of the film's opening moments.

The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, »

- MovieWeb

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When Frodo Met Bilbo

19 hours ago | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Photo: Sarah DunnYou haven’t lived until you’ve heard Martin Freeman and Elijah Wood go head-to-head with their respective Gollum impressions. Woods’ is fairly convincing, just the right blend of rasp and hiss, but Freeman’s, we're sorry to say, sounds like someone pressing a car horn.“I’m a shit Gollum impersonator,” the Bilbo actor bemoans. “I was doing an interview with Andy for the first time and I was asked and he demanded that I do one. It was awful!” Taking part in a rare double interview and exclusive photoshoot as part of Empire's Peter Jackson-edited January issue, the two compared notes on the saga's defining moments, the good manners of Tolkien fans (Freeman: “All the time I was [shooting], there was maybe one person hanging around outside the gates”) and the differences between their respective Bagginses. You can read the full account of their encounter in the new issue of Empire, »

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Smaug Lays Siege To Lake-Town In New Images For The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

20 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After a marketing campaign that was almost as expansive as the series itself, Warner Bros. is beginning to release the final few stills from Peter Jackson’s upcoming trilogy-capper, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

Rather than tease the epic scope of the titular fight — which will reportedly stretch for no less than 45 minutes — these latest images focus on the wraith of Smaug and, essentially, pick up right where the previous installment left off.

Starring Martin FreemanRichard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans and Benedict Cumberbatch as the fire-breathing behemoth, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Armies will mark Jackson’s farewell to the mystical realm of middle-earth when it arrives on December 17, 2014. Until then, be sure to check out the gallery below to whet your appetite for screen-filling destruction.

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Smaug Lays Siege To Lake-Town In New Images For The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies »

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Lake-town's Burning In New Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Pics

27 November 2014 1:11 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Promising something colossal to end his second Tolkien trilogy, Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies focuses around two major clashes: Smaug’s assault on Lake-town and the titular free-for-all just outside the Lonely Mountain. The second, you could argue, is less of a battle and more of a barbecue. These exclusive new stills, plucked from the pages of today’s new Empire, show why the townspeople would be well-advised to stock up on fire extinguishers. Click below for a closer look. The connective tissue between the two big action sequences belongs to Luke Evans’ Bard the Bowman. Of the men of Middle-earth, he’s the one that stands tallest - and he’ll need to, judging by that phalanx of orcs he’s wandered into – as he and his brethren join the elves and dwarves in the saga-concluding showdown. As the January issue of Empire »

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James Cameron Offers New Details on 'Avatar' Sequels

26 November 2014 1:59 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

New Zealand is best known for been the place where Peter Jackson’s Middle-Earth saga takes place but also, it houses other projects like the upcoming sequels of James Cameron’s massive hit, Avatar. Speaking exclusively to Empire Magazine, Cameron offered some details about the state of the three sequels he is creating and he is very enthusiastic about them.

Here’s what he had to say: 

“I can tell you one thing about them, they’re gonna be bitchin. You will shit yourself with your mouth wide open.”

Cameron also talked about why he chose to film the sequels at a 48 per second frame rate instead of 60 as it has been rumored before. He said about this:

“My thinking at the time was that 60 [Fps] might be a better segue to the video market. I’ll be plugging into a system that’s a little more mature, so it makes »

- Munir Abedrabbo

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James Cameron Updates on 'Avatar' Sequels and Shooting in 48 Fps

26 November 2014 11:29 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

James Cameron is currently working on the scripts for his Avatar sequels, Avatar 2, Avatar 3 and Avatar 4 in New Zealand, with production scheduled to begin sometime in the near future. Very little is known about the story for these follow-ups, except that fans will be taken back to the magical land of Pandora. During a new interview with Empire, James Cameron doesn't offer any story specifics, but revealed that they will be "bitchin."

"I can tell you one thing about them. They're gonna be bitchin'. You will s--t yourself with your mouth wide open."

The filmmaker did clarify one technical aspect of his sequels. Despite rumors that he planned on shooting at 60 frames per second and, most recently, at 120 Fps, James Cameron said that he has settled on shooting at 48 Fps, like Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy.

"My thinking at the time was that 60 [Fps] might be a »

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James Cameron Says Avatar Sequels Will Be Shot At 48 Frames-Per-Second

26 November 2014 10:22 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

  24 frames-per-second has been the gold standard for films, but in 2012 director Peter Jackson tried to push the envelope by filming/releasing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at 48 frames-per-second. Some people marveled at the visual clarity that the higher frame rate offered. Others scoffed at it for ruining the illusion of the fantasy elements to the sets.  I'm sure most of the negative comments come from the fact that viewers just aren't used to format. There has to be an adjustment period. Funny enough, some people would like to push frames rates even higher, such as 60 or even a 120 frames-per-second. It has been rumored that James Cameron ("True Lies") would film his upcoming Avatar sequels at 60 frames-per-second or more, but he tells Empire that he has changed his mind on that. “My thinking at the time was that 60 [Fps] might be a better segue to the »

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Exclusive: Hollywood Stars Put Their Questions To Peter Jackson

26 November 2014 10:00 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Photo: Louise HattonOne of the many delights of having Peter Jackson as guest editor is the chance to throw questions at him at unexpected times. He’s the boss, so he can hardly refuse to answer. Empire put that theory to the test by enlisting a cadre of movie stars, filmmakers and miscellaneous public figures to ask probing questions of the Kiwi legend. Want to hear Ian McKellen wondering why he was chosen to play Gandalf or the Hoff pitching for a role as an Ent? Tomorrow’s January issue is the place to go. Here's a sample. Am I going to get a call in three years about The Silmarillion? I just want a head's up, to know now how I'm going to spend my 80th birthday. »

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Here at the End of All Things: Middle-earth gets its own supercut

26 November 2014 9:36 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

 It’s been thirteen years since Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) first left Bag End in director Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring. Since then, the two Middle-earth trilogies have banked countless Oscar nominations, and have accumulated enough box office gold that comparisons to Smaug’s treasure are not out of realm of modest.

With The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hitting theatres on December 17, we got a tad nostalgic about all those sneaky little hobbitses. Our time in Middle-earth has regrettably come to an end, but in the words of Mr. Frodo: “I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things.”

If you get a little weepy whenever Samwise Gamgee (Sean Astin) gives a speech – like we do – get your tissues ready for our supercut of some of our favourite Middle-earth moments.

 

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- Sasha James

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Legacy trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

26 November 2014 9:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As we gear up for our final trip to Middle-earth with Peter Jackson, a new ‘Legacy’ trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has arrived online, which brings together footage from The Lord of the Rings trilogy, along with the two previous Hobbit movies and the upcoming final chapter. Check it out below…

See Also: New look at Billy Connolly as Dain Ironfoot in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard »

- Gary Collinson

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James Cameron on Avatar Sequels - "They’re gonna be bitchin’"

26 November 2014 9:19 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

In a recent interview with Empire Magazine, director James Cameron discussed his upcoming Avatar sequels. He started off by hilariously describing what will happen to us when we see these movies:

“I can tell you one thing about them. They’re gonna be bitchin’. You will shit yourself with your mouth wide open.”

I thought that last part of the comment was ridiculously amazing. I hope that's a line of dialogue in one of the movies. The director also spoke about other aspects of the film, such as the frame rate, and planning the story out with his writing team. There were early rumors of Cameron shooting the movies in 60fps, but Cameron ended up going with 48fps, which is what Peter Jackson shot his Hobbit movies in. 

“My thinking at the time was that 60 [Fps] might be a better segue to the video market. I’ll be plugging into a »

- Joey Paur

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Revisit Peter Jackson's Middle-Earth films in The Hobbit Legacy trailer

26 November 2014 9:10 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

In just a couple of weeks, the final chapter in Peter Jackson's epic journeys to Middle Earth will hit theaters. Some fans will be thanking Sauron that the series is over while the majority will be bittersweet in knowing that the Lord Of The Rings big screen tale is complete (assuming he doesn't decide to make The Silmarillion). in anticipation of these final weeks, a new trailer has been released that cuts together highlights from The Lord Of The Rings and the first two Hobbit films before »

- Alex Maidy

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James Cameron Claims Avatar Sequels Are “Gonna Be Bitchin'”

26 November 2014 8:31 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If we were asked to describe the upcoming Avatar sequels using one word and one world only, we’d find it quite difficult. Ambitious? Derivative? World-building? Well, maybe we’re cheating with the latter, but such a question doesn’t trouble director James Cameron who, when asked the story behind the next chapters in the sci-fi franchise, described them as “bitchin.'” No, really.

Speaking to Empire, the esteemed director surmised the sequels in wonderful fashion:

“I can tell you one thing about them,” Cameron laughs when Empire nonchalantly enquiries about storylines. “They’re gonna be bitchin’. You will shit yourself with your mouth wide open.”

It’s a bold claim, no doubt. But given that the original film pulled in a staggering $2.8 billion, Cameron has reason to be confident. Further in the interview, the filmmaker also clarified the format in which the movies will be shot, after previous reports suggested that Avatar 2, »

- Michael Briers

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'The Hobbit' Retrospective Trailer Relives Entire Middle-Earth Legacy

26 November 2014 8:07 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

While the music video for Billy Boyd's credits song for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies proved to be a touching retrospective look at both the Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy (concluding next month), a legacy trailer has just debuted looking back at both of these long adventures across Middle-Earth. Even though the prequel trilogy hasn't lived up to the quality of Peter Jackson's original ambitious jaunt into the world of J.R.R. Tolkien, there's no doubt that the filmmaker has achieved something massive and grand by giving fans the adaptations that most of them have always wanted. Watch! Here's the legacy trailer for The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings from Warner Bros. Pictures: Watch the final trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies right here. In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit... J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, »

- Ethan Anderton

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James Cameron Says the Avatar Sequels Will Be “Bitchin”; Reveals Peter Jackson Suggested Famous Line from the First Film

26 November 2014 7:48 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

James Cameron is hard at work developing his Avatar sequels, and the only way they can be described is by bringing back long-dead slang terms.  With a December 2016 release date officially set for Avatar 2, Cameron is currently getting ready to begin production on the three sequels back-to-back-to-back, and when asked by Empire about the storylines, Cameron, laughing, said he could reveal one thing: “They’re gonna be bitchin.’  You will shit yourself with your mouth wide open.”  Dear Fox, please print this on the poster.  Your marketing job will be half over! The filmmaker certainly took his time in crafting the follow-ups to the highest grossing film of all time, and when it came to writing the screenplays he broke the stories with a team of writers and then assigned each of them one specific film.  In the recent edition of Empire, Cameron elaborates a bit on this writing »

- Adam Chitwood

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"Avatar 2" To Cause A Bowel Movement?

26 November 2014 6:51 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

After a lengthy pre-production period of several years, actual shooting on the three sequels to James Cameron's "Avatar" is almost ready to begin. Cameron himself seems pumped for filming on the back-to-back production, telling Empire this week that audiences are going to be in shock from the films:

"I can tell you one thing about them. They're gonna be bitchin'. You will s--t yourself with your mouth wide open."

One surprising bit of news, Cameron has pulled back on plans to shoot the new films at 60 frames-per-second and is instead sticking to the 48 frames-per-second process which Peter Jackson used whilst filming "The Hobbit" trilogy.

"My thinking at the time was that 60 [Fps] might be a better segue to the video market. I'll be plugging into a system that's a little more mature, so it makes sense for me to do 48 frames at this point."

He also spoke a bit about »

- Garth Franklin

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'Hobbit' Legacy Trailer Revisits Entire 'Lord of the Rings' Saga

26 November 2014 6:43 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The defining chapter in the The Hobbit trilogy is just weeks out. To celebrate the release of Battle of The Five Armies in theaters this December, Warner Bros. has released a new Legacy trailer. Explore Middle-earth, and relive your favorite moments from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit with this exciting and heartfelt montage from all six films.&#8232

This holiday season, The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town. &#8232&#8232Will any of them make it out alive?

Take a trip back to where it all began, and watch as all of your favorite moments are collected in one place. »

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James Cameron Talks Avatar Sequels

26 November 2014 3:45 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

While Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Fives Armies hogs the New Zealand limelight, a quiet corner of the North Island houses James Cameron as he beavers away on the scripts for his next two Avatar films, currently known as Avatars 2, 3  and 4 but soon no doubt to be furnished with sexier, more descriptive titles. ‘Eywa Hard With A Vengeance’, that kind of thing.“I can tell you one thing about them,” Cameron laughs when Empire nonchalantly enquires about storylines. “They’re gonna be bitchin’. You will shit yourself with your mouth wide open.”Despite early rumours of a move to 60 frames per second, 48 is Cameron’s choice of frame rate for the sequels. “My thinking at the time was that 60 [Fps] might be a better segue to the video market,” he says. “I’ll be plugging into a system that’s a little more mature, so it makes »

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James Cameron Uses Outdated Slang to Hype 'Avatar' Sequels

26 November 2014 3:42 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's pretty apparent that James Cameron is a certifiable madman. When he's not launching risky, technologically unproven science fiction epics, he's traveling down to the bottom of the ocean in a one-man submarine or something equally insane and death defying. And in talking about his sequels to "Avatar," Cameron has decided to try something even loonier: bring back outdated slang in an attempt to get people excited for a trio of sequels that we're not sure anybody is actually all that excited about.

Speaking with Empire Magazine (via our good friends at Collider), Cameron teased that he could only reveal one thing about the new movies (the first of which opens in December of 2017): "They're gonna be bitchin'. You will sh*t yourself with your mouth wide open." It can only be assumed that he said that after doing a sweet kick flip off of his skateboard, while wearing a backwards baseball cap. »

- Drew Taylor

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