Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Peter Jackson To Answer Fan Hobbit Questions: Here Are The First Two With A Photo!

I simply love the way Peter Jackson is addressing social media this time around! No more ultra secrecy. In a way I miss posting juicy new photos or info on the production all the time but with Jackson doing all this extra work for us - the viewers - it is well worth it. Still trying to get my sources to cough something up though; it is much more a challenge when the director is so forthright. It's a good thing in my books.

In fact the photo reflects how much fun Jackson is having with this production - and rightly so. He has earned it all. The pic has Gandalf, Elrond and Galadriel brandishing an array of fearsome Elvish weapons!! (or so says Jackson LOL)

Jackson has agreed to answer 20 fan questions to do with THE HOBBIT movies. He has also committed to reading all of the ~4000 questions thus far to find the most interesting ones! Amazing he has the time. Perhaps one of his assistants is well, assisting.

So read on! Here is what he gave us on his facebook page:

Right, time to start answering the 20 questions. So here goes...


STEVEN BEDDOE asked, "Will you have time to sift through 4,000 questions just to answer twenty of them?"

Yes, I will. I've been very busy recently, not just with shooting, but with location scouting and prep work during our days off, so I've found it hard to get to the questions. However, today I have enjoyed sitting down and reading through them all. I'll get started and continue to answer what seem to be the most popular questions during the next few weeks (as well as some one-off, quirky ones!).

Actually, that question was just a little dull (sorry Steven), so I'm not going to include it in the official twenty...


VALERIA KEMENTARI asked, "Are we going to see the White Council attacking Dol Guldor?"

This was quite a popular topic, with JOHN LIDDLE, TOBY PHILLIPS and SETH DONALD, along with many others, asking variations of this same question.

I'm not going to say just what and when, but I will confirm that both the White Council and Dol Guldur will feature in the movies. And not just in one scene either. Just how to visualise it has been a challenge, but fortunately Alan Lee and John Howe went crazy with ideas, and it should look pretty cool.

In fact to celebrate the start of these 20 questions, I'll show you an exclusive photo of the White Council planning the attack on Dol Guldur! Even if you don't want to be hit with spoilers, you should still take a look.

Another question soon...

Peter J

Keep up the stellar work Peter!! For ALL of our HOBBIT coverage, click here. More when I get it...

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