6 July 2012 8:40 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Peter Jackson just made it Facebook official. After 266 days of shooting, the director of the two upcoming Hobbit films announced the end of principal photography with a photo on his Facebook.

“Thanks to our fantastic cast and crew for getting us this far, and to all of you for your support!” Jackson wrote. “Next stop, the cutting room. Oh, and Comic Con!”

We interviewed Jackson, along with Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins) and Ian McKellan (Gandalf), for this week’s cover story about the upcoming movies, which expand the world of the original 1937 book by drawing from the lore of author J. »


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