The Hobbit panel has finally started. @CruisingCathy and @Arwen on Twitter are live blogging. They are showing a “Making of” of the production and the last few days of shooting. I’m thinking DVD extras, don’t you?
The dwarves are getting introduced. Sir Ian gets a huge ovation. Sir Peter walks out filming the audience saying hi from ComicCon.
Tweets are a bit sparse or delayed. No matter. I’m sure we’re all dying to see the footage in living color.
Wait, just realized I’ve forgotten to blog in snark. What I *meant* to say was “these live-bloggers really s– .” Oh, Arwen just tweets, “Fantastic footage of the movie has been shown. More details later.” 12 1/2 minutes of new footage had been shown including first looks at Tauriel and Radagast, and the beginning of Riddles in the Dark.
Phillipa talks about bringing back Cate Blanchett as Galadriel to, you know, inject some estrogen into the movie.
Wow, I think RA might successfully NOT speak! But can he get away with it???
OMG! He speaks!! ”We went through quite an evolution for the look of Thorin. Working with a prosthetic like that is quite a challenge. By Day 1, I didn’t think I would make it 2 or 3 weeks… by the end, I couldn’t work without it.” “Managing the heat and ‘sweaty dwarf’ was a challenge itself.”
Fine, so he actually spoke. But will more fans make him… speak AGAIN???
Surprise guest Elijah Wood says he was blown away by the new footage.
Sir Peter goes on about shooting and shooting and the ups and downs of filming.
Andy Serkis talks about starting out as Gollum and ending as an assistant director. Yes, he does The Voice.
And that’s it folks! RA successfully spoke only once. I think his maddening reputation as a retiring, unassuming, quiet bloke remains intact. Suddenly the Pointer Sisters’ “He’s So Shy” plays in my head. Sigh.
Keep a look out for release of any video tomorrow.