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Elijah Wood Returning for 'The Hobbit'

By: Erik Davis on January 7, 2011 at 2:52PM Comments (31)

Elijah WoodAs Peter Jackson begins to assemble his troops for two more Lord of the Rings films – this time based on the prequel book The Hobbit – all everyone seems to be concerned with is which cast members from the first three films will return for these two. Already, we're seeing word that Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom will be returning...

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Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominees to Show at the Egyptian and Aero

By: Lizerne Guiting on January 6, 2011 at 12:23PM Comments (3)

I Am LoveWith movie awards season in full swing, January's the month to catch up on all the films that receive honorable nominations. It's a little tricky, however, finding foreign films in theaters...

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'The Hobbit' to Be Filmed in 3D

By: Erik Davis on November 29, 2010 at 3:13PM Comments (14)

Peter JacksonIt was pretty much assumed early on that The Hobbit would attempt some form of 3D, especially since Peter Jackson is a huge fan of the format, but until now there's been no announcement. Considering all the financial woes that have plagued the production, would they even find enough money to be able to shoot in 3D?

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Peter Jackson Will Direct 'The Hobbit'; Production Beginning in February

By: Erik Davis on October 15, 2010 at 5:36PM Comments (15)

Peter JacksonWe've known this was coming for awhile now, but according to The New York Times it's just become official: Peter Jackson will return to Middle Earth to direct The Hobbit. Honestly, it's a move that makes the most sense. Let him finish what he started.

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Martin Freeman to Play Bilbo Baggins in 'The Hobbit'?

By: Erik Davis on September 8, 2010 at 3:00PM Comments (12)

Martin FreemanThough we still haven't received word on when (or if) The Hobbit will actually continue along its path to production, eventually arriving in theaters in 2012 and 2013 in two parts, some news has begun to crop up regarding who will play the lead role in the film.

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Fanboy Fix: 'The Avengers,' ‘Star Trek 2’ and ‘The Hobbit’

By: Erik Davis on August 26, 2010 at 11:14AM Comments (84)

'The Avengers'While on some sort of bizarre world tour, Joss Whedon spoke to The Sydney Morning Herald, saying that his team is currently hard at work narrowing down The Avengers script. He notes, “Right now I’m working on a movie that’s got enormous stipulations and is going to be changing and fluid every second. I’ve come up with...

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Sam Raimi to Tackle Wyatt Earp Sci-Fi Western

By: Erik Davis on July 20, 2010 at 2:14PM Comments (5)

Sam RaimiWell, we can probably say for certainty that Sam Raimi won't be directing The Hobbit anytime soon. The Spider-Man director is still working on a World of Warcraft movie, but before that gets underway it looks like he'll be tackling another sci-fi flick called Earp: Saints for Sinners, based on an upcoming graphic novel.

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Fanboy Fix: Green Lantern, The Hobbit and X-Men: First Class

By: Erik Davis on July 16, 2010 at 3:00PM Comments (7)

Green LanternOh, you didn't think yesterday's cover shot was all you were gonna get, did you? A new crop of photos have now arrived online showing off more of the cast, like Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds together, as well as Tim Robbins, Angela Bassett and Peter Sarsgaard.

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Hold Up! Peter Jackson Still Not Directing ‘The Hobbit’?

By: Erik Davis on June 30, 2010 at 11:39AM Comments (5)

Peter Jackson and 'The Hobbit'Just when you thought it was safe to assume that Peter Jackson was returning to the Lord of the Rings franchise to complete what he started by helming the two Hobbit movies, the man himself has kinda-sorta come forward to put the brakes on things and quiet down fans who assumed Deadline’s earlier report about him being in negotiations to direct was correct.

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Scoop This: The Hobbit, Paranormal Activity 2 and ‘Eclipse’ IMAX Clip

By: Erik Davis on June 25, 2010 at 3:29PM Comments (21)

Peter JacksonAfter cycling through various names these past few weeks, Deadline tells us that Peter Jackson has ultimately decided to direct back-to-back Hobbit films, and is currently negotiating his deal as we speak. There’s an uncomfortable feeling that Jackson was sort of backed up against a wall and forced...

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Fanboy Fix: Masters of the Web, 'The Hobbit' and 'The Avengers'

By: Erik Davis on June 23, 2010 at 2:39PM Comments (7)

Eva Longoria and Nathan FillionThese are two names we've heard before in relation to The Avengers, and they're two names that are popping back up again – this time over at Comic Book Movie, who claim (via an inside source) that both Nathan Fillion and Eva Longoria have signed on to star in The Avengers. They say Fillion is in the middle of signing one of those...

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'District 9' Director to Helm 'The Hobbit'?

By: Erik Davis on June 21, 2010 at 2:33PM Comments (9)

Neill Blomkamp to direct 'The Hobbit?'It certainly seems like ever since Guillermo Del Toro dropped out as director of the two-part Hobbit movies, each day has brought with it a new name up for consideration. We’ve heard it all so far – from folks like Harry Potter’s David Yates to Peter Jackson to Brett Ratner. Pretty soon I’m half-expecting George Lucas’ name to be thrown in the hobbit pot too.

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Fanboy Fix: Real Steel, The Hobbit and The Avengers

By: Erik Davis on June 15, 2010 at 5:34PM Comments (6)

'Real Steel'One of the more fascinating projects currently in production stars Hugh Jackman as a guy who coaches robot boxers in a world where all human boxers have been replaced by big metal warriors. Real Steel is based on the Richard Matheson short story...

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Fanboys Fix: Batman 3, Spider-Man and Van Helsing

By: Erik Davis on June 11, 2010 at 2:42PM Comments (21)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt as The Riddler?Though it's already been denied by his reps, the big rumor this week had to do with Joseph Gordon-Levitt possibly taking on the role of The Riddler in the next Batman movie. Granted, the script isn't done yet and they haven't even started casting, but seeing as Gordon-Levitt worked with Christopher Nolan on Inception,

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Guillermo Del Toro Leaves 'The Hobbit'

By: Erik Davis on June 1, 2010 at 2:15PM Comments (5)

Guillermo Del ToroWhile you were busy getting your Memorial Day weekend groove on, a bit of huge breaking news scattered across the internet, sending waves of "freak out" through the fanboy community. After facing numerous amounts of delays – turning what was once projected to be a three-year project into a six-year nightmare – Guillermo Del Toro has stepped down...

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