November, Extended Edition
What to Expect From The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition
If Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey wasn't long enough for you, then we have some goods news. The filmmakers have revealed some of the scenes you can expect to see in the extended cut of the movie.
"You are going to get some serious Dwarvish disrespect of the elves at Rivendell," director Peter Jackson told Empire.
"You are going to get more of Hobbiton," said producer/co-writer Philippa Boyens. "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," said Fran Walsh. "It is a great song, but it was just another delay in terms of moving the story along."
"We are putting things in the extended cut that are going to play straight into the second film," Jackson continued, "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. We get some of the reason why he and the dwarves had a falling out - to do with these white gems..."
The extended edition of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be releasd this November, just in time for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug which opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX theaters on December 13.