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New Hobbit image on EW cover

July 3rd, 2012 by Marc Comments

Entertainment Weekly has revealed the cover to their Comic-Con preview issue – with a new image of Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen as Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

The film, due for release this December, comprises the first half of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy tale which follows the journey of Bilbo, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Joining him on his journey are thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild, while along the way he will meet a creature that will change his life forever… Gollum.

“An Unexpected Journey” will be followed up by The Hobbit: There and Back Again on December 13, 2013.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….