The Hobbit will once again be featured on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. For this week's issue, EW will feature images and on-set scoops from the first of the two Lord of The Rings prequels, including interviews with Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins), Ian McKellen (Gandalf), and director Peter Jackson.
In the interview McKellen points out that, “A lot of people weren’t even born when we were filming Lord of the Rings and only know the movies from watching them on DVD…." This is totally true. I hope/expect some kind of limited re-release of the original trilogy. McKellen continues promising, "They’ll see Middle-earth on the big screen in The Hobbit, and I guarantee there will be a lot of minds blown wide apart.”
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is set for release later this year on December 13th, nearly 9 years to the day since the last LOTR film hit theaters. I'm excited to see what they'll show us at Comic-Con. Ever since it was announced that they're planning to release it in theaters at 48 frames per second, I've been hoping they'll give us a taste the Con.
Would you rewatch the original trilogy if they rereleased it in theaters?