The Hobbit Panel At Comic-Con

The Hobbit will be coming to San Diego for the International Comic-Con!  There will be a Warner Bros panel that will most definitely include The Hobbit.  As is usually the case, however, they have not announced yet (and may not do so at all) who is going to appear on the panel.

Warner Bros and Legendary Entertainment have announced plans to bring three of their highly anticipated projects to San Diego Comic-Con International’s Hall H on Saturday, July 14th.

Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim will make up that panel that is expected to occupy a three to four hour block on Saturday morning, July 14th. There’s no word yet which cast or crew members will be in attendance.

It’s no surprise that The Hobbit will be a major part of Comic-Con this year, and it will probably make a reappearance again next year, considering that Peter Jackson does love us at the Con.  Updates and pictures of the panel will be posted that weekend, so follow us via Twitter for when that happens.  The panel is sure to have a big, big crowd.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released in theaters on December 14, 2012. The second film, titled The Hobbit: There and Back Again, is slated for release the following year on December 13, 2013. Both movies are directed by Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings Trilogy) and star Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, Ian McKellen as Gandalf, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, Andy Serkis as Gollum, Elijah Wood as Frodo, plus Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Evangeline Lilly, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Stephen Hunter, Benedict Cumberbatch, Bret McKenzie, James Nesbitt, Luke Evans and others.

 

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Evangeline Lilly Talks About Tauriel

Evangeline Lilly got a chance to talk about her role in upcoming The Hobbit films. What’s interesting about her character, a Mirkwood elf, is that Tauriel is a completely new character created by Peter Jackson. So, no, you will not find her in any of Tolkien’s works.

According to the article by the New Zealand Herald, Evangeline says that Tauriel is a “big shot” and a “warrior” who happens to be the head of the Elven guard.

“So she knows how to wield any weapon, but the primary weapons that she uses are a bow and arrow and two daggers. And she’s lethal and deadly. You definitely wouldn’t want to be caught in a dark alley next to Tauriel.”

But the character actually is seen more in the second film (The Hobbit: There and Back Again), which is slated to come out in December 2014.

“She comes into the first film near the end, and has a very small part to play. Her role in the second film is much more involved … I think the role is becoming a bit more demanding than I had expected it to be.”

You can read more about it here.

So, what do you think about this character and her involvement in the storyline? Do you trust Peter Jackson enough to allow for this? Or do you think he stepped over the line in creating a character that didn’t need to be created in the first place?