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Peter Jackson: 'The Hobbit' Starts Production - First Look!

Peter Jackson: 'The Hobbit' Starts Production - First Look!

Peter Jackson poses on the set of his upcoming film The Hobbit, which starts production on Monday (March 21) in New Zealand.

The Hobbit, the prequel to The Lord of the Rings series, follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug.

Martin Freeman stars as Bilbo with Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, and Andy Serkis reprising their roles from The Lord of the Rings.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of these first look photos of The Hobbit?

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  • sara

    I can’t wait for this movie!
    I also can’t wait to get confirmation that Legolas will be in the film.
    Orlando stated that there were a few exciting things coming up for him, and I’m really hoping that The Hobbit is one of them!

  • susan

    i can’t wait for this film

  • busted

    Peter is the best.

    I can’t wait.

    And he needs to tell me how he has kept that weight off all these years. I need to loose 6 lbs..


  • Celia

    It’s about time. They need to get a move on it!

  • IjnNah


  • pixy

    Excited! Fingers crossed!

  • frazzle

    Peter’s looking good. I love sexy geeks :)

    Can’t wait for the movie! Yay!

  • sara

    Whoa, Peter Jackson is looking good! Good for him.

  • Ladymoonstone143

    Sooo excited. PJ is the best when it comes to movies like this…

  • StarJo

    Aidan Turner is in this movie!!!

  • Eva @ Four Leaf Clover

    I’m so excited for this movie and it’s great to see it on a site like Just Jared!

  • Y

    he looks like that guy on lady antebellum

  • hilly

    i hope Saoirse Ronan is in it

  • luiza

    he could be a hobbit

  • Zoe

    So happy to see that he is healthy!

  • mailey

    im ready for some middle earth.

  • carlos

    excelente,solo peter podia hacer esta historia!!!!

  • Mike

    Can’t wait for The Hobbit! I hope PJ has the good sense to keep Orlando Bloom away from the films, he’s worthless.

  • LOL!

    delphi-mike takes time away from stalking Miranda to insult Orlando when it isn’t even his thread.
    is another delphidiot covering your shift?
    Your life must be so sad.
    But you sure do entertain us every time you post.
    Did Kate not have a thread today?
    I know how much you enjoy kissing her scrawny a$$.

  • Bindi

    WOW I didn’t notice Peter Jackson is such a hottie?! Can’t wait The Hobbit

  • @18

    You don’t want Peter to include on of the best loved characters from the trilogy? The popular character who is most easily written into The Hobbit? The only non-canon character that even Hobbit purists have said that they will embrace? The biggest breakout star of LOTR? The highest grossing actor of the last decade?
    I’m glad that Peter is the expert here, and not some bitter old hater.

  • gollu