After finally getting a look at Tim from The Office avéc a pair of hobbit ears, we at OTB are actually getting slightly excited about the arrival of Peter Jackson’s prequels. Yes we know, the first instalment is still further away than the London Olympics, but as you can below.. this s**t is just getting real. These snaps (which as you can see, come courtesy of Empire Magazine) show Bilbo (Martin Freeman) pondering some papers in Bag End and the evergreen – no pipe weed jokes please – Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellan) enjoying a smoke. He looks pretty peckish to us.. sorry.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will arrive in cinemas December 14th, 2012.
The Hobbit: There and Back Again is set to follow a year later on December 13th, 2013.