The bad news is, there is no video presentation of footage from The Hobbit in the offing at Comic Con this week. I’m not sure that anyone really thought that such a thing was likely, but with Steven Spielberg showing up for Tintin, implying that his co-conspirator on that film, Peter Jackson, would be here as well, some thought there was an outside chance that Mr. Jackson would take the stage in Hall H to show off footage from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. But we’ll have to make do with recent pictures of many dwarfs and this new video production diary, which launched in lieu of a Comic Con appearance.
Peter Jackson offered the following note on Facebook, along with the new video diary:
Good news and bad news today. Bad news is that we won’t be doing any Hobbit presentation at Comic Con in San Diego this year. New Line and Warner Bros were very happy to support a presentation, but I declined, simply because I felt it was too early. There’s so much more of the films still to shoot. I just wanted to get that out there, because I’ve seen various references to the possibility of something Hobbity at Comic Con. Hate to disappoint anyone. But something tells me we will be there in force next year.
Now for the good news…
We’ve just finished a new video blog, covering a little more of the first block of shooting. So please enjoy this—at least you don’t have to travel to San Deigo to see it!
I’ve been on the go since wrapping the first shooting block, but I’m about to settle down and get into the much delayed 20 Questions. I’ve a few half-written and will get those done very, very soon! I promise!