New Images Released from ‘The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey’

Finally proof that it is actually happening! Entertainment Weekly has released the first official pictures from the set of The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey. We get our first look at Martin Freeman (The Office UK’s Tim) as Bilbo Baggins.

”He fits the ears, and he’s got some very nice feet,” Jackson says of Freeman. ”I think he’s got the biggest hobbit feet we’ve had so far. They’re a little bit hard to walk in, but he’s managed to figure out the perfect hobbit gait.”

We will have to wait until December 14th, 2012 for the full magic.

‘There’s no way you can pace yourself for shoots like these,” Jackson says. ”When we were going through the schedule for The Hobbit, I felt a terrible drop in my stomach when I saw that we’d be shooting for 254 days. We’re only 12 days short of The Lord of the Rings even though we’re only doing two movies. When I saw that, I had to sort of pick myself up off the floor and carry on.”

I can’t wait to see the movie(s), The Hobbit will be split into two parts, the second film The Hobbit: There and Back Again will be released December 13, 2013. Ian McKellan will reprise his role as Gandalf the Grey in both films.

Image Credit: EW

Are you pleased with the look of the movie? Will you see both parts?