Bilbo Baggins Beats Snow White For Best Hero At MTV Movie Awards
Martin Freeman’s hobbit got more than 1.6 million votes on social media to take home the coveted Golden Popcorn at Sunday’s show.
The battle for Best Hero has raged on on Twitter and Instagram for over a week between the fans of one beloved Hobbit and a storybook princess-turned-warrior.
What began as a race among six nominees — Bilbo Baggins, Snow White, Iron Man, Batman, Catwoman and Hulk — became an all-out Internet war among fans of Martin Freeman and “Snow White and the Huntsman” leading lady Kristen Stewart. Fans of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” can take a victory lap around The Shire after rallying 1,637,179 votes for their hero.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey confirmed for US DVD and Blu Ray release on March 19 2013.
Blu-Ray.com reports that the theatrical cut of the first film in the trilogy will arrive on DVD, Blu Ray and Blu Ray 3D on March 19 in the United States (Other regions TBC), with all versions featuring the following extra features:
New Zealand: Home of Middle Earth
Start of Production
Shooting Block One
Filming in 3D
Locations Part 1
Locations Part 2
Stone St. Studios Tour
Wrap of Principal Photography
Wellington World Premiere
The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-Earth
Guardians of Middle-Earth
Lego The Lord of the Rings
Standard DVD copy of An Unexpected Journey (2D)
UltraViolet digital copy An Unexpected Journey (2D) (expires 3/19/15)
After initial speculation as to it’s authenticity, the earlier leaked cover art is confirmed to be the final version for the 2D Blu Ray.
UK: Tickets for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey now onsale at Odeon Cinemas!
Tickets for the first film in The Hobbit trilogy, starring Martin Freeman, are now onsale at Odeon cinemas nationwide in 2D, 3D, IMAX 3D and ISENSE 3D. Other cinema chains are expected to quickly follow.
Visit the Odeon website and navigate to your local cinema to see what viewing options are available.
It’s been announced that tickets will be onsale in the United States from November 7 2012.
The brand new trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, featuring Martin Freeman, is now online!
From this brief glimpse, Martin seems rather perfectly cast!
UPDATE: Now updated to the official encode from Warner Bros, viewable up to 1080p High Definition.
UPDATE 2: The official Hobbit movie site has a nice feature where you can choose five alternate endings to the new trailer - four of them feature new footage with Martin. We’ve linked each below. Note though that they may only work on desktops.
From a new iOS App and via theonering.net, 16 new images from The Hobbit have been released online. We’ve included all of Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins above, and click through here to see the remaining photos.