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Peter Jackson Pays Tribute to the Late Christopher Lee

Peter Jackson Pays Tribute to the Late Christopher Lee

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As we continue to mourn the loss of Christopher Lee, which role of his stood out for you the most? Saruman in The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies? Count Dooku in Star Wars? Frankenstein's monster in The Curse of Frankenstein? Let us know what you think below.

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Peter Jackson Doesn't Want to Direct a Marvel Movie

Peter Jackson Doesn't Want to Direct a Marvel Movie

While doing press for the defining chapter in his Middle-Earth saga The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, director Peter Jackson made a startling revelation. He's never read a comic book. Ever. In his life. This may be hard to believe, but it's true. He revealed this shocking bit of personal trivia when asked if he'd ever want to direct a Marvel movie. His answer was 'No'.

As stated in a previous interview, Peter Jackson's next project will be a smaller film set in New Zealand. While he is done with The Hobbit movies for the time being, he does not rule out a return to Middle Earth in the distant future.

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Peter Jackson May Return to Middle Earth for More Movies

Peter Jackson May Return to Middle Earth for More Movies

We reported earlier this month that the filmmaker was being courted to direct Warner Bros.' adaptation Ready Player One, along with Robert Zemeckis, but it seems that the filmmaker is stepping away from the big budget Hollywood landscape for now. No details were given for any of the true story adaptations that Peter Jackson and his wife/writing partner Fran Walsh are working on, but we'll be sure to keep you posted as soon as more details are available. Would you like to see Peter Jackson return to Middle Earth some day? Chime in with your thoughts below.

The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies was released December 17th, 2014.

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‘Hobbit 3’ Extended Cut Will Feature 30 Extra Minutes

‘Hobbit 3’ Extended Cut Will Feature 30 Extra Minutes

Mikael Persbrandt plays Beorn, the shapeshifting man who first appeared in last year's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Ironically enough, The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies is the shortest movie in the trilogy at 144 minutes, despite a final battle sequence that spans 45 minutes. Even with the 30 minutes of new footage, the extended edition will still be the shortest of not only the Hobbit extended cuts, but all of the Lord of the Rings extended versions as well.

The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies was released December 17th, 2014.

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‘Hobbit 3’ Images Tease 45-Minute Battle Sequence Finale

‘Hobbit 3’ Images Tease 45-Minute Battle Sequence Finale

With anticipation steadily building for director Peter Jackson's Hobbit finale The Battle of The Five Armies, the director has teased new details about the final installment, revealing that this sequel will end with a massive 45-minute battle sequence at the foot of the Lonely Mountain.

In related news, EW also reports that Billy Boyd, who played Peregrin Took in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, will sing the end-credits song for The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, entitled "The Last Goodbye," which he co-wrote with filmmakers Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens.

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‘Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun’ Is Still Happening Says Director Peter Jackson

‘Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun’ Is Still Happening Says Director Peter Jackson

Our story from March revealed that Steven Spielberg, who directed The Adventures of Tintin and is producing The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun, was aiming at a Christmas 2015 release date for the sequel. With the final Hobbit movie, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, scheduled to hit theaters next December, it seems unlikely they will make this release date. That might be a good thing for the production, though, since that time frame is already inhabited by a number of high-profile projects, including Star Wars: Episode VII, Mission: Impossible 5, Kung Fu Panda 3, Inferno and Live by Night.

While it hasn't been confirmed yet which story lines will be used for this sequel, many believe that the Hergé books Prisoners of the Sun and Seven Crystal Balls will be used for The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun. Desination Moon and Explorers on the Moon have been rumored to be used for the Untitled Third Tintin Film.

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Two New ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ TV Spots

Two New ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ TV Spots

Bilbo Baggins makes a startling discovery in the misty mountains. Will a special ring give him the courage he needs to awaken a beast? Or will it spell trouble ahead for his dwarf companions? Watch as director Peter Jackson returns us to Middle Earth this December for the second part of the epic trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. We have two new TV spots full of action, adventure and a few surprises as well.

In related news, Empire Magazine has four limited-edition The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug covers featuring Thorin Oakenshield in Mirkwood, Gandalf the Grey in the dark domain of Dol Guldur and Bilbo walking through Smaug's lair in Erebor. We also see Bard the Bowman who makes his debut in this second chapter, defending Lake-Town. The month's special subscribers' cover unites the four characters against a backdrop of the Lonely Mountain. Check them all out here.

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‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Set Visit: Evangeline Lilly Talks The Creation of Tauriel

‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Set Visit: Evangeline Lilly Talks The Creation of Tauriel

When The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opens this Christmas, it will be bringing along the never-before-seen character of Tauriel, an elf created specifically for the film by Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh. At first, some thought this was heresy, and that it went against the original text by famed author J.R.R. Tolkien.

Most of Evangeline's scenes will be alongside Orlando Bloom, who returns as fan favorite Legolas, which also helps alleviate some of the pressure. The actress is best known as Kate Austen on Lost, but The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug may be her biggest role to date. She's even getting her own action figure out of the deal.

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