Yes Virginia, ‘The Hobbit’ Will Have Deleted Scenes

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

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  • Sean

    While the first three, with Bilbo, are almost certainly deleted scenes, the last several look to be part of Gandalf’s oncoming confrontation with the Necromancer, which takes place at about the same time as what I think the last picture is from, the company’s time in Mirkwood Forest. They’ll almost certainly appear in the second film.

    That said, there’ll probably be hours of extra footage because that’s how Jackson rolls.

  • The bit with Gloin full of spider webs is from the second film. Although I do believe that the scene when Bilbo saw Narsil were cut…unfortunatly