Check out a video of The Hobbit actors Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom, and Lee Pace as they watch a video of fans watching a video of the Desolation of Smaug trailer. Confused? If you want the full background, stop by YouTube to see the two girls (“Kili and Fili of TheOneRing.net”) excitedly reacting over the newly released teaser trailer. Director Peter Jackson then had his three elvish actors record their reactions to the fan video — and called it a “sequel.” It’s ridiculously adorable, so give it a look!
The first teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has been released to the general public, giving us a great look at the upcoming film. Lee Pace fans: I hope you’re as thrilled as I am, as he has a very big presence throughout the trailer — his voiceover even opens it! We get to see more of Thranduil in action along with his son, Legolas, played by Orlando Bloom. Evangeline Lilly and Luke Evans are also introduced, not to mention Smaug himself (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch).
Today, the first poster for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was revealed! It’s actually a really beautiful graphic, so be sure to check out the hi-res version in the gallery. Along with the poster, the official Facebook for the film also broke the news that the teaser trailer for The Desolation of Smaug will be unveiled June 11th (at 10am PT/1pm ET). Hopefully we’ll get a great new look at Lee Pace’s Thranduil.
Hopefully by July 15 we’ll hear about the fate of Halt & Catch Fire. Seriously want Lee Pace back on weekly TV.
Halt & Catch Fire plot details! Here’s a snippet, do check out the full article on the Dallas Observer site:
Halt’s main character is a transplant. The visionary lead, played by Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies), washes up here, carried out of Silicon Valley on a tide of poor decisions. “He’s sleepwaking through his life,” says Cantwell.
Tex’s quick cameo, shot here over the weekend, occurs when Pace’s character is being driven around gritty South Dallas by his wife. He’s looking out the window, unfocused. It’s that weighty portion of nighttime when minds wander and regrets are indulged. Pace recalls the dreams and goals he use to cherish, before he made the mistakes that landed him in Texas exile.
“He’s remembering poignantly and pathetically and sadly,” says Cantwell. “And he sees Big Tex waving back at him, essentially out of the passenger window.” It’s a quick shot, but one that Cantwell was hoping to pin down. “It shows that this guy isn’t from here,” he says, “and that he’s failed to find a foothold in his own life.”
From Popcorn Taxis Hobbit Q&A with Richard Armitage:
Oscar Hillerstrom: Whilst you shot quite a lot of the trilogy, there’s still actually quite a bit more shooting to do – I was quite surprised at that.
Richard Armitage: Yeah, at the end of May we go back and we’ve got 10 more weeks of shooting. We haven’t shot a single frame of the Battle of the Five Armies. Actually I think it might be the Battle of the Six Armies…
So Lee’s gonna be back in New Zealand for more filming, and fishing apparently.
Please also do note that Lee isn’t on Twitter, Casey LaBow has tweeted about the fake account before.
Steven McMichael (The Hobbit’s flight choreography) with Lee Pace at The Hobbit premiere in NY back in December (source).
Aside from the big news regarding Guardians Of The Galaxy, it’s been pretty quiet on the Lee Pace news front. He recently wrapped up shooting the pilot episode of AMC’s “Halt And Catch Fire,” which will hopefully be picked up for a full season. The Hobbit is currently shooting more scenes after the second film was split into two separate features; however, I’m uncertain as to whether or not Lee will be back in New Zealand for additional footage.
So, with that said, how about some more talk about a potential “Pushing Daisies” film?
When speaking to Kristin Dos Santos at E! – who was notoriously supportive of “Pushing Daisies” when it was on the air – creator/writer Bryan Fuller revealed that he has some pretty big plans in store for previous cast members, including Lee Pace, Kristin Chenoweth, and Anna Friel. Check out what he says about a potential Kickstarter campaign to fund a “Daisies” movie, and whether or not we’ll see our favorite pie makers in Bryan’s current NBC series, “Hannibal.”
• “From the moment the show was canceled [on ABC], I’ve been trying to do a ‘Pushing Daisies’ movie and started writing a script for it. The best chance for it to happen, perhaps the only chance for it to happen, would be through something like Kickstarter. I haven’t even been back in Los Angeles for more than five days since wrapping ‘Hannibal,’ so one of the first orders of business is to find out more from [‘Veronica Mars’ creator] Rob Thomas to find out how he did it. And to call Warner Brothers to see if it’s something that they would allow… But I would, Oh my God, I would love to get those actors together again. I have what I think is a very cool story; it’s just a matter of finding out if it’s possible. I think it would be such an interesting sentimental return.”
• “I talked to Lee Pace about doing a role on [‘Hannibal’] this season. But he was doing a stage play, and so we’re planning to work that out with season two. He’s definitely interested in doing the show, and I would love to work with him again. I also very much want to work with Anna Friel again, and Kristin Chenoweth clearly has to play someone in the Boston arts scene. Perhaps an opera singer. So we are hoping to make that all happen.”
Found this, from the coffee table book The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles II - Creatures and Characters.