As we are slowly inching closer to the release date for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, Entertainment Weekly is featuring Bilbo (Martin Freeman) and Gandalf (Ian McKellen) on the cover of their annual Comic Con issue.Also check out a big batch of new pics that give us a closer look at all the main characters.
In a preview of the interview inside the magazine, Jackson explains that he added characters not present from J.R.R Tolkien’s original work: “In the movie we want these characters to have story lines and a little more substance than they do in the book,” Jackson explains. “Almost everything we’re doing is from Tolkien somewhere, whether it’s in the book or the subsequent development that wasn’t published in The Hobbit itself.”
Check out the pics below and let us know what you think! The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will land on December 14, 2012 while The Hobbit: There and Back Again will arrive on December 13, 2013.