Image of the day: Handy flowchart helps ID all those Hobbit dwarves
Though it turned out to be one of the biggest film trilogies in history, Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings series was a risky bet at the time. Fantasy didn't typically play that well, especially episodic series, and the budget required to pull off the trilogy was massive. Luckily, Jackson is a lot sneakier than we ever knew.
Sir Derek Jacobi has a storied career, having put his stamp on nearly every major BBC program. You might know him best for having played The Master in season three of Doctor Who. Now, he says, he'd like to be in Star Wars—and his reasoning is pretty darn interesting.
With The Hobbit's wide film release only a month away, the trailers are coming in fast and furious now. With each one, we get a little more of a taste of what this adaptation will be like. In this one, we hear a surprising amount of courage come from the mouth of one Bilbo Baggins.
Balloon animals—they're pretty cool so far as stuff you usually get from a clown goes. Imagine, though, a dwelling of some kind, completely constructed out of balloons. Now imagine it's Bag End—because that's a thing that actually happened!
It's an age-old question for fantasy fans—if some of J.R.R. Tolkien's most badass characters went toe to toe with their counterparts in Game of Thrones, who would win? Lucky for us, George R.R. Martin has been kind enough to break down the match-ups.
You don't have to look much further than the numerous trailers for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit to see it definitely has the same vibe as his Lord of the Rings trilogy. But don't be fooled—Jackson says the two absolutely feature some major differences.
After almost a decade of down time, J.R.R. Tolkien's world of Middle-earth is coming back to the big screen, and the latest trailer for The Hobbit shows off all the Lord of the Rings-esque action we've been missing.
Can we all agree that those safety videos at the beginning of a flight are coma-inducingly dull? We get it: put on your oxygen mask, head between the knees, and prepare to die. BORING! Give us something fun to watch like, say... Hobbits!
If nothing else, Sean Bean is really good at dying. He's made a career out of it on the big screen, and the Silent Hill: Revelations and Lord of the Rings star is really good at biting the dust in dramatic fashion. But he's done it so much, one of his most famous deaths didn't even make his personal Top 5. So what beat out Game of Thrones?