We’re creeping ever closer to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey‘s December release, and helping us pass the time until then has been Peter Jackson and his production videos. It’s really unheard of for a director to release sneak peaks at his films before they release, and Jackson’s already done eight of them! It’s a tradition that began back when they were filming the Lord of the Rings trilogy and he’s continued the practice with The Hobbit.
This video shows a a little of what Jackson and the cast experienced at Comic-Con as well as a little of what those in Hall H saw. Check it out!
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey releases December 14.
If you’re keeping count, like me, the second season of HBO‘s Game of Thrones premieres in 71 days. WOOT! It all kicks off April 1st with 10 episodes comprising this season, just like the first. As we wait, in agony, HBO is releasing production videos from the set, earlier we shared one highlighting the filming in Croatia, this one focuses on the show’s art direction. And guess what? Pretty much everything involved in making Game of Thrones look awesome falls under this department. They’ve done such a wonderful job with the first season, and season two looks even bigger and better!
Most notably in this video look for a rebuilt Winterfell, our first look at Craster’s Keep as well as the derelict Harrenhall.
The amount of detail that goes in to these productions always astounds me. And you wouldn’t think you’d notice all the little things until they’re not there. Without such attention to detail Westeros and the lands to the east would not appear as rich and authentic, and Game of Thrones wouldn’t the the smash hit it is for HBO.
On a scale of 1 to 10 how excited are you for Game of Thrones to return? I’m easily way off the scale at about 15.
Filming is almost complete on the second season of Game of Thrones and we’re anxiously awaiting its premiere, April 1st on HBO. In the continued trickle of promotional material HBO has released another production video, this one focusing on the filming in Croatia, which is serving as both King’s Landing, Qarth and various other locales.
I particularly love the glimpses of Daenerys dressed to visit Qarth, one of the first stops on her new Eastern adventure. Makes me wonder if we’ll see Emilia Clarke in traditional Qartheen garb, a dress that bares one breast? Not from what we see in this video, but this is HBO, I can’t imagine they’d shy away from a bare tittie.
Finally we’re given more than a silly, incredibly short, shows nothing, teaser to tide us through the long winter before Game of Thrones returns in April of next year. In this behind-the-scenes featurette, HBO gives us our first look at season two of their wildy succesful series. It’s a spoiler free video, for the most part. You get your first glimpse of Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer), Melisandre (Carice van Houten), Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) and there are plenty of returning faces, but, sadly, you won’t get any actual clip from the show.
What you do have is a lot of production talk as show creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. They share their challenges with a second season and their hopes for the series’ future. Watch it below and let us know what you’re most excited to see in season two?
Even though this featurette is still very much a tease I can’t say enough how happy I am to see all these characters returning. Well, y’know, most of them returning. And it stinks we don’t get a look at Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, Rose Leslie as Ygritte, or Gemma Whalen as Yara Greyjoy (Asha in the books), but I guess they’ve got to keep me craving something. Damn pushers.