In a recent interview with Empire, Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, and Fran Walsh gave a few details on what we can expect to see in the extended edition of The Hobbit:An Unexpected Journey.
“You are going to get some serious Dwarvish disrespect of the elves at Rivendell.”
“You are going to get more of Hobbiton. We always wanted to wend our way through Hobbiton, but in the end Bilbo has to run out of the door.”
“You are going to get more Goblin Town, and the Great Goblin singing his song. It is a great song, but it was just another delay in terms of moving the story along.”
“A number one hit from the Goblin King. Barry Humphries is going to rise up the charts.”
“We are putting things in the extended cut that are going to play straight into the second film, like this character Girion, who is defending [the city of] Dale using black arrows against Smaug. And the black arrows play a part in an ongoing story, for they are the one thing that can pierce the dragon’s hide.”
“There are also issues with [king of the elves] Thranduil (Lee Pace). We get some of the reason why he and the dwarves had a falling out – to do with these white gems…”
The Extended Edition version of the film will be released in November, right before The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug comes out in theaters on December 13th.