When Warner Brothers' promotional focus right now is so dedicated to creating hype and anticipation for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, it becomes easy to forget that an Extended Edition of the first instalment, An Unexpected Journey, is coming to stores too at the same time of the year. Nevertheless, Peter Jackson has begun revealing details on the new content that will appear in the film.
Here, we've compiled a list of the new scenes that the acclaimed director has teased to appear in the new version. An Unexpected Journey was already 169 minutes long, so the new content will likely bring it in line with the 175-180 minutes running time. Without further ado, then, let's delve into the new adventures of The Hobbit:
- ELF ENCOUNTERS- "You are going to get some serious disrespect towards the Dwarves from the Elves at Rivendell."
- HOBBITON RISING- "You are going to get more of Hobbiton. We always wanted to wend our way through Hobbiton, but in the end Bilbo has to run out of the door."
- GOBLIN GREATEST HITS- "You are going to get more of Goblin Town, and the Great Goblin singing his song. It is a great song, but it was just another delay in terms of moving the story along. A number one hit from the Goblin King!"
- DESOLATION IS COMING- "We are putting things in this extended cut that are going to play straight into the second film. Like this character Girion, who is defending the city of Dale using black arrows against Smaug. And the black arrows play a part in the ongoing story, for they are the one thing that can pierce the dragon's hide. There are also issues with Thruandil. We get some of the reason why he and the dwarves had this falling out- and it involves those white gems..."
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey- Extended Edition is set for release on DVD and Blu-Ray this November.