Martin Freeman with Andy Serkis, Phillippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Sir Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage, photographed post panel for The Hobbit at San Diego Comic Con, exclusively for Entertainment Weekly.
“It’s a bit like a fledgeling duck, finding your flippers.”
- Martin Freeman on getting used to wearing those Hobbit feet, from the SDCC panel Q&A
By all accounts The Hobbit panel went down a storm in Hall H yesterday afternoon, and Martin Freeman in particular has come in for a lot of praise for his multi layered portrayal of the lead character, Bilbo Baggins. We’ve collected various reports and choice quotes from the panel below the break, which also features much talk in the film of the dragon Smaug, played of course by one Benedict Cumberbatch… there are spoilers from the start below.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Exclusive Scrolling Artwork at Entertainment Weekly
Click through to the Entertainment Weekly website to view a superb panoramic scrolling and magnifiable artwork showcasing ten scenes from the upcoming first part of The Hobbit, featuring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage and the rest of the major cast [and a few other surprises - Beorn anyone?]
San Diego Comic Con exclusive poster for The Hobbit unveiled
Just revealed by Peter Jackson is this new poster for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, available exclusively from San Diego Comic Con next weekend. While it sadly doesn’t feature Martin Freeman, it’s still rather nice isn’t it? If you are attending the panel featuring Martin and the other cast, be sure to grab one!
The Hobbit in Entertainment Weekly
”I don’t think I’m particularly hobbit-y,’’ says Martin Freeman. ”But I do like comfort and I’m quite private, so in those ways, maybe I am.”
This week’s Entertainment Weekly features The Hobbit extensively, in the lead up to San Diego Comic Con. As well as being featured on the cover there are plenty of new images from the film in a gallery on the website, filled with quotes.
Read more about the issue contents here.
Warner Bros. today announced what has been suspected and rumored: the studio is bringing “The Hobbit,” to the San Diego Comic-Con in a big way. Most surprising is just how big as director Peter Jackson, producer and co-screenwriter Phillipa Boyens, actor and director Andy Serkis along with featured actors Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage are all expected at the Saturday, July 14 Comic-Con panel in Hall H hosted by Warner Bros.
Read more over at theonering.net. Exact panel timings are expected to be published shortly.
Timings have now been revealed for The Hobbit panel. It forms the third and final part of the Warner Bros presentation in Hall H on Saturday July 14, beginning at 14:30PDT and scheduled to finish at 17:00PDT. The Hobbit panel follows the panels for Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’ and the new Superman film ‘The Man of Steel’, so to see The Hobbit panel, you have to attend the entire Warners Bros panel. Due to the ‘world’s first premiere footage’ from all three films, this is widely expected to be one of the most popular panels of the entire four days of Comic Con - be there early for a chance to get in!