Wood, who is reprising his role as Frodo for The Hobbit, told Reuters,
“The scale of The Hobbit is larger, the anticipation is potentially greater, everything feels a little bit bigger. For so long, people didn’t think there would be a Hobbit film, so the fact that there is finally, people have been anticipating this for a long time.”
Only one trailer of The Hobbit has been released so far, but it is expected that Warner Bros. will show extended clips at the Comic Con panel. Peter Jackson, Philippa Boynes, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman and Richard Armitage will all be attending the panel on 14 July with Armitage, Freeman and Serkis available for signings too.
Reuters commented, “Perhaps the greatest sense of anticipation this year is reserved for The Hobbit, a Warner Bros. film based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien that follows the trilogy of blockbuster films based on his Lord of the Rings book series.”
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has a US/UK release date of 14 December 2012.