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Peter Jackson's return to Middle-earth with 'The Hobbit' was welcomed by movie geeks the world over in no small measure. Many other directors were considered, rumored, and debated when Jackson took his initial leave of the franchise after 'The Return of the King,' but the prequel story somehow found its way back to the rightful director. Now it appears as if Jackson has completed filming on the two-part J.R.R Tolkien adaptation. As he relayed on his Facebook page...
"We made it! Shoot day 266 and the end of principal photography on The Hobbit. Thanks to our fantastic cast and crew for getting us this far, and to all of you for your support! Next stop, the cutting room. Oh, and Comic Con!"
Here again it feels like we've reached the end of an era. Jackson's foray into the works of Tolkien have thus far proved to be phenomenal and the anticipation is running at an all time high for 'The Hobbit.' Given that the first installment is due out this December, and the film's participation in Comic Con was already announced, I wonder how much, if anything we'll see of the second chapter this year in San Diego. A daily or two, perhaps, but with only six days before Con, it's a cinch there won't be anything polished from the second half of the film ready to show. So if you are attending Comic Con, I wouldn't interpret the last part of Jackson's Facebook post to have anything to do with the ultimate segment of 'The Hobbit.' Still though, there's something bittersweet about Jackson packing up his cameras and departing Midde-earth once again.
Are you guys excited for 'The Hobbit?' Do you think any footage at all from part two will appear at Comic Con?