From the June 30 issue of Empire Magazine come two new stills from ‘The Hobbit’ film, which feature Martin Freeman as Bilbo, and Sir Ian McKellen as Gandalf. The issue also includes an exclusive report from the New Zealand set.
“I’m exactly the same filmmaker as I was ten years ago,” Jackson says. “I’m trying to nail the same thing that I did before. I’m just telling the story.”
|Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins|
|Sir Ian McKellen as a younger-looking Gandalf|
Adds Jackson with a laugh: “[The dwarves] don’t know what to make of Gandalf, they think Bilbo is a wuss, and Elrond a prissy headmaster type.”
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is scheduled for release on December 14, 2012, and The Hobbit: There and Back Again on December 13, 2013.