Now that Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is behind us, the movie I am most excited about for the rest of 2012 is Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. As someone who placed the three The Lord of the Rings films in the crowning spot of their top 10 lists for 2001, 2002, and 2003 (and named the trilogy as the best film of the aught’s – 2000-2009), I have high expectations for Jackson’s return to Middle Earth.
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we have some new photos from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to browse through, including images from returning characters like Ian McKellen’s Gandalf and Cate Blanchett’s Galadriel, as well as new heroes like Martin Freeman’s Bilbo Baggins and Richard Armitage’s Thorin Oakenshield. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens December 14th. Are you excited to return?
Check out more new images after the jump…
Tags: Peter Jackson, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Lord of the Rings