We all remembered those extended editions of The Lord of the Rings, right? Well, that book is a 1,000 page tome that only a combined running time of nearly 12 hours could do any justice to.
The Hobbit, meanwhile, is a 300 page book, and the first film that’s based on it, the first of three, comes in at 2 hours and 49 minutes. So what could possibly be left to say in the finished film? Surely there won’t be a litany of deleted scenes or the chance for an extended edition this time like there was with the first Rings trilogy.
Or will there?
An enterprising fan put together a montage of stills from the trailers for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on Imgur that reveals just how much may have been cut from the finished film. Surprised? Horrified? Bored? Take a look at the slideshow below and ponder, just how long a director’s cut of An Unexpected Journey might be…
Source: Cinema Blend