Extreme Fans: The Hobbit Footage Combined into Chronological Super-Trailer
11.21.12 by Ryan
At this point, it's hard to feel surprised by the extreme fanaticism displayed by those anxiously awaiting the upcoming The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. After all, just last week, one extreme fan spent over 40 hours constructing the inside of Bilbo Baggins' home of Bag End in his living room with balloons (oh, you bet he recorded the process — see how he did it). We're not sure how many hours were spent on this particular endeavor, but another fan has taken every available bit of promotional footage and edited them all together in chronological order into the longest trailer yet, clocking in at just under seven and a half minutes. Outside of being familiar with J.R.R. Tolkien's original novel, it also required going over every second of every bit of footage including all the trailers, TV spots and trailer extras that have been released. The result is the most revealing look at what the movie will probably be like yet.
The Hobbit was directed by Peter Jackson, who adapted the script with Guillermo del Toro, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens. Returning actors include Ian McKellen as Gandalf, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, Orlando Bloom as Legolas, Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins and Sir Christopher Lee as Saruman, as well as new cast members like Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, Lee Pace as the Elven King Thranduil, Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman, Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel, Barry Humphries as the Goblin King, Stephen Fry as the Master of Lake Town, Mikael Persbrandt as the shape-shifter Beorn,and Billy Connolly as Dain Ironfoot. Then, of course, there are the dwarves — Bombur (Stephen Hunter), Balin (Ken Stott), Dwalin (Graham McTavish), Bofur (James Nesbitt), Bifur (William Kircher), Nori (Jed Brophy), Ori (Adam Brown), Dori (Mark Hadlow), Óin (John Callen), Glóin (Peter Hambleton), Kili (Aidan Turner), Fili (Dean O'Gorman) and Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage).
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