With the massive success of the “Lord of the Rings” films, there’s already all kinds of anticipation for the forthcoming “The Hobbit” flick.
And Peter Jackson has finally released images of the new characters on the set, generating tons of buzz in the shots from Entertainment Weekly.
Jackson sang the praises of Martin Freeman, who plays Bilbo Baggins, during a recent interview about the film.
''He fits the ears and he's got some very nice feet. I think he's got the biggest hobbit feet we've had so far. They're a little bit hard to walk in, but he's managed to figure out the perfect hobbit gait.''
As for Ian McKellen, Peter mused, ''He's in fantastic form. In a way, his role in 'The Hobbit' has more technical difficulties than 'Lord of the Rings' did, because he has scenes with 14 smaller characters — obviously the dwarves and the hobbit are shorter. ... I remember saying to him, 'Look, this isn't "Waiting for Godot" or "King Lear." This is "The Hobbit." This is the real thing.’”