Well, I am still smiling after seeing a picture that Peter J posted on his facebook page. But news first: Peter J has begun answering the 20 questions he promised he would answer on his Facebook Page.
He begins with this one:
“Are we going to see the White Council attacking Dol Guldor?”
And the answer made me quite happy. He mentions that they will definitely feature in the movies!
In typical Peter Jackson humour, he goes on to give us the first image of the White Council. 😀
Click here to read the full entry by Peter J.
On his facebook page, Peter Jackson confirmed that Orlando Bloom will be rejoining the cast of The Hobbit Films as Legolas Greenleaf. I am sure this makes millions of fans worldwide go ‘ooooooooooh’. 🙂
Here is the status update from Peter J’s Facebook page.
Ten years ago, Orlando Bloom created an iconic character with his portrayal of Legolas. I’m excited to announce today that we’ll be revisiting Middle Earth with him once more. I’m thrilled to be working with Orlando again. Funny thing is, I look older—and he doesn’t! I guess that’s why he makes such a wonderful elf.
Peter J updates his facebook page and talks about Stephen Fry joining the cast of The Hobbit Films. He will be essaying the role of The Master of Laketown. He mentions that Ryan Gage will be playing the role of Alfrid, The Master’s civil servant.
Lastly, he mentions the casting of Conan Stevens who is going to be playing Azog.
An interesting read, and one that makes you smile when Peter jokes about his height. You can read it in detail here.
Also watch this video from youtube about the casting.
Hot news straight from the director’s facebook page:
Peter Jackson reminisces about how he answered a few questions over a decade ago regarding the filming of The Lord of the Rings and now he says he must do the same process again:
It seems like a lifetime ago now, but way back at the beginning of The Lord of the Rings, I agreed to answer 20 questions sent into the Ain’t It Cool website. Harry Knowles sorted through them and gave me his pick, which I did my best to answer, even though we were in the very early pre-production stage.
I thought you might like to do the same thing again with The Hobbit, using this Facebook page. So let’s get into it … if there’s anything you’d like to know about the movies we’re making, please send me questions (on this page) and we’ll start answering 20 of them. Who knows – if we have fun, why stop at 20?
Let’s get it underway. Over to you …
Yay, for us fans, I must say!
Peter Jackson once again updates his Facebook Page with some news. He mentions the casting of two new actors to join the team.
The first is Dean O’Gorman who will be playing Fili. He is scheduled to join the crew in NZ by next week.
King Thranduil has finally been cast. And no, it is not David Tennant like the rumours stated. It is Lee Pace. And apparently, according to Jackson, “Lee has always been [the] first choice for Thranduil”.