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First look at the Battle of the Five Armies in The Hobbit

24 October 2014 1:42 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With less than two months to go before our sixth – and presumably final – trip to Middle-earth, we’ve got our first look at the titular Battle of the Five Armies from the third Hobbit movie, with Entertainment Weekly dropping a couple of stills from the climactic 45-minute battle…

“There’s a lot of logistics that have to be thought through,” states Peter Jackson with regards to the staging of the battle. “We have dwarves and men and elves and orcs, all with different cultures, with different weapons, and different shields and patterns and tactics. Before we could loose the first arrow, we had to design the landscape itself and figure out, ‘Okay, if we have 10,000 orcs, how much room are they going to take up?’ ‘Are they going to fill up the valley or look like a speck?’ Then we could start drawing the arrows on the schematics.”

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- Gary Collinson

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'Hobbit 3' Images Tease 45-Minute Battle Sequence Finale

24 October 2014 11:54 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With anticipation steadily building for director Peter Jackson's Hobbit finale The Battle of The Five Armies, the director has teased new details about the final installment, revealing that this sequel will end with a massive 45-minute battle sequence at the foot of the Lonely Mountain.

The filmmaker explains how planning such an immense sequence is as complex as shooting the scenes on location.

"There's a lot of logistics that have to be thought through. We have dwarves and men and elves and orcs, all with different cultures, with different weapons, and different shields and patterns and tactics."

The battle follows the five armies all vying for the immense treasure that is now left unguarded, after the dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) took off at the end of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Peter Jackson spoke about designing the landscape that would have to hold thousands of warring characters.

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David Hasselhoff to appear in Ted 2

23 October 2014 11:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Seth MacFarlane is currently busy directing his third feature effort, the comedy sequel Ted 2, and he’s taken to Twitter today to reveal that David Hasselhoff will appear in the film, with the Hoff subsequently offering up a few words about his mystery role.

“It’s a pretty funny bit that we’re doing in the movie, and [Seth] is a lovely guy,” Hasselhoff tells Digital Spy. “I can’t really talk about the gag, but it’s very irreverent and very funny. He tore me up on the Comedy Central roast, and I get a chance to get back at him! He’s a good guy, we don’t meet too many people in showbiz where they say, ‘Hey buddy, I’ll call you back, I’ve got something for you’, and then you actually hear from them again. This guy’s a stand-up guy.”

Ted 2 will see »

- Gary Collinson

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'Hobbit 3' Poster Unites Heroes in Battle Against Smaug

22 October 2014 2:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If the epic safety video from The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies wasn't up your alley, then perhaps you'll enjoy a new poster from the final installment of this Middle Earth franchise.

Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) is seen brandishing his sword Sting, alongside Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), Gandalf (Ian McKellen), Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) and Thranduil (Lee Pace), with the massive dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) looming in the background.

Peter Jackson directs this final installment of his epic trilogy, which follows Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves, after they reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug. 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 it as Bilbo's frantic attempts to make him see reason drive »

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'The Hobbit' Cast Stars in Epic Air New Zealand Safety Video

22 October 2014 1:41 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As The Hobbit trilogy kicked off with An Unexpected Journey, the franchise partnered with Air New Zealand for a safety video in 2012. The airline then debuted a Smaug airplane last year for The Desolation of Smaug. As the trilogy comes to a close this year with The Battle of The Five Armies, director Peter Jackson and star Elijah Wood have teamed up for "The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made".

Clocking in at just over four and a half minutes, this safety video also features cameos from Dean O'Gorman (Fili), Sylvester McCoy (Radagast the Brown) and Weta Workshop co-founder Sir Richard Taylor.

Here's what Peter Jackson had to say about this epic video, which was directed by New Zealand native filmmaker Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows).

"Air New Zealand has created yet another fantastic video to celebrate The Hobbit films. I had a lot of fun on »

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New poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, budget for the trilogy swells to $745 million

22 October 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Amid reports that the budget of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy has swelled to a whopping $745 million (compared to $297 million for The Lord of the Rings), a rather fine new poster for the final chapter, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, has arrived online, and we’ve got it for you here…

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 it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But »

- Gary Collinson

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Billy Boyd to sing the end credits song for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

20 October 2014 12:58 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Billy Boyd and company were responsible for one of the most suspense filled and dramatic moments in the original Lord of the Rings trilogy.  Pippin’s heartful rendition of ‘The Edge of Night’ is one of my favourite moments and one of the best original songs to come out of the series. With that in mind it is no surprise young Peregrin Took has been invited back to test his vocal chords once again.

A recent announcement suggests that Lord of the Ring’s Pippin – a.k.a. Billy Boyd – will be taking on the challenge of singing the final Hobbit credits song. Considering previous Hobbit original songs have not quite lived up to the reputation of Oscar-winning Lotr songs like Annie Lennox’s ‘Into the West’, Boyd has the chance to make a real mark and round off the latest trilogy in award-winning style.

A hint was dropped that »

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Four new banners for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

16 October 2014 3:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Taking a break from the series of character posters, four new banners has arrived online for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the final chapter of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings prequel series The Hobbit. Check them out…

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 it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, »

- Gary Collinson

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Three more posters for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

15 October 2014 11:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve had daily character posters from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies this past week, and now we’ve got three new one-sheets for the “defining chapter” of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy…

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 it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has »

- Gary Collinson

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'Hobbit 3' Posters and Banners Tease Key Action Scenes

15 October 2014 7:41 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After a beautifully executed series of 9 character posters released throughout last week, we now get two more posters and three banners teasing key action sequences from the upcoming trilogy ending sequel The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies.

Gandalf (Ian McKellen) lies amongst the rubble of war, bleeding from the head as Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) comforts him with a kiss in both a poster and a banner. In the second poster, we see Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, who has become obsessed with his reclaimed treasure as the Orcs march towards the Lonely Mountain. That moment is depicted in the second banner. And finally, we see Lee Pace as Legolas' father Thranduil, who gallantly leads the charge as part of the first army.

This December, The Hobbit trilogy concludes as Bilbo Baggins joins the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to keep »

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New Banners And Posters For 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'

14 October 2014 9:54 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

There's a couple more new banners and posters for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The latest show Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen) and Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) as well as Thandruil (Lee Pace) and Azog (Manu Bennett) and Thorin (Richard Armitage).

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The final Hobbit sequel 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 it as Bilbo’s »

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'Hobbit 3' Poster Series Ends with Bilbo Baggins

14 October 2014 1:51 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. has come full circle with their character poster roll out for The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, showcasing another one-sheet featuring Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo Baggins was the first poster to debut last week, featuring the actor holding his trusty sword Sting, followed by Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) and Legolas (Orlando Bloom), Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly).

In The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, Bilbo, Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the Company of Dwarves have reclaimed their homeland, but, at the same time, they have also freed the deadly dragon Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch), who unleashes his fiery fury upon the untwitting residents of Lake-town. This group of men, dwarfs and elves must either unite or be destroyed as The Battle of the Five Armies begins.

Take a look at the final character poster, »

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Bilbo Baggins gets another character poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

14 October 2014 11:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the promotional campaign for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies heating up, we’ve been treated to character posters for Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Galadriel, Legolas, Bard, Thorin Oakenshield, Tauriel and Thranduil over the past few days, and now it’s the turn of Bilbo once again, with Martin Freeman taking centre stage in the latest one-sheet for the fantasy epic. Take a look…

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 it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him »

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Lee Pace’s Thranduil gets a character poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

13 October 2014 12:35 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The latest in the series of character posters for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has arrived online, and this time it is the turn of Lee Pace’s Elf King Thranduil. Take a look…

See Also: Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Galadriel, Legolas, Bard, Thorin Oakenshield and Tauriel

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 it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. »

- Gary Collinson

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'Hobbit 3' Poster Featuring Lee Pace as Thranduil

13 October 2014 11:05 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. continues its daily poster roll-out for The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, which features the massive cast of characters in director Peter Jackson's final adventure. Today's one-sheet showcases Thranduil (Lee Pace), following last week's posters that featured Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) and Legolas (Orlando Bloom), Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly).

In the original J.R.R. Tolkien novel, Thranduil is the king of the Woodland Realm in Mirkwood Forrest, and he is also the father to Orlando Bloom's archer elf Legolas. Thranduil lead his elf forces into The Battle of the Five Armies, whose army, positioned on the south side of the Lonely Mountain, was the first to attack.

Last week, fans were given the opportunity to vote on which character poster will debut next, but it remains unclear which character will debut next. »

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Evangeline Lilly’s Tauriel featured in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

12 October 2014 1:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve already seen posters for Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Galadriel, Legolas, Bard and Thorin Oakenshield, and now it’s the turn of Evangeline Lilly’s Tauriel to be spotlighted in a new poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Check it out…

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 it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, »

- Gary Collinson

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'Hobbit 3' Poster with Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel

12 October 2014 11:38 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies continues to roll out even more character posters with a new look at Evangeline Lilly's Tauriel, following one-sheets featuring Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) and Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Luke Evans' Bard the Bowman.

Tauriel is a character created specifically for The Hobbit movies, having not appeared in J.R.R. Tolkien's original novel. She was created by director Peter Jackson and writer Fran Walsh, whose name literally means "Daughter of Mirkwood." She is the head of the Mirkwood Elven Guard, who was first introduced in last year's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Her introduction in last year's blockbuster hinted at a burgeoning relationship with archer elf Legolas (Orlando Bloom), although fans will have to wait and see how that potential romance unfolds when The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies hits theaters this December. »

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'Hobbit 3' Poster with Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield

11 October 2014 12:10 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

There was no voting needed to unleash the coveted Thorin Oakenshield character poster from The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, which gives fans a nice, greasy look at star Richard Armitage.

Battle of The Five Armies stands as the final chapter in The Hobbit trilogy, and Thorin has a mighty big hill to climb in this action packed fantasy adventure from the minds of original creator J.R.R. Tolkien and director Peter Jackson. Thorin and his Company of Dwarves have reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, though unwittingly unleashing this 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 it as Bilbo's frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. »

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Richard Armitage’s Thorin Oakenshield gets a poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

11 October 2014 11:39 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The latest character poster for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has arrived online and features Richard Armitage’s Thorin Oakenshield, the leader of the Company of Dwarves…

See Also: Check out the character posters for Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Galadriel, Legolas and Bard the Bowman

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 it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. »

- Gary Collinson

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'Hobbit 3' Poster Features Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman

10 October 2014 11:23 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. is closing out its week of one-sheet reveals for The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies with Luke Evans' Bard the Bowman as the final character poster, following Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) and Legolas (Orlando Bloom) earlier this week.

Laketown archer Bard the Bowman was introduced in last year's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and now reprises his role in director Peter Jackson's final installment of this trilogy. Fans of the J.R.R. Tolkien novel know that Bard will lead his Laketown compatriots into the Battle of the Five Armies, and later be restored as the King of Dale.

Now that The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies posters have been revealed, what other characters would you like to see get their own one-sheet? Chime in with your thoughts below, and take a look at all »

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