Thursday, April 5, 2012

April 4th News

Connolly ‘Tickled’ to Transform into a Dwarf Warrior…in a Fat Suit

Billy Connolly has finally arrived in New Zealand to film his part as Dain Ironfoot as the Herald on Sunday reports:

Comedy superstar Billy Connolly will squeeze into a fat suit to make him look shorter for his role as a dwarf in The Hobbit.
The New York-based funnyman travelled to New Zealand last week to prepare for filming.

The 1.8m tall Scot – nicknamed the Big Yin – will be transformed into the Wee Yin when he plays tiny warrior Dain Ironfoot in Peter Jackson’s two-part prequel to The Lord of the Rings.

“Billy is a pretty tall guy and he has been measured up for a fat suit so he’ll appear a lot smaller on screen,” a source close to Connolly told the Herald on Sunday. “He has been fairly tickled by it all.”

For battle scenes, the 69-year-old comic and actor has also been kitted out in a suit of armour that he described as “weighing a ton”.

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Collecting The Precious – Collecting ‘The Hobbit’

First Official Hobbit T-Shirt?

A little birdie has sent us a teaser image of what webelieve to be the first official t-shirt for ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.’ Based on the image, we think it is pretty safe to say the black t-shirt will feature the promo artwork of Bilbo walking out the door of Bag End. Rumor has it this shirt will be available this week sometime…we’ll keep you updated!

Which Fictional Movie Universe Do You Most Want to Live In?

The folks over at Huffington Post have created a poll asking readers to let them know which movie universe they’d most want to live in. They’ve included The Hobbit (gets my vote!), Star Wars, Star Trek, and Harry Potter, and are also asking readers to send in suggestions; H.R. Giger’s ‘Alien’ universe, anyone? See the entire list or add your own choice here.

Samwise Gamgee conquers Middle-earth March Madness 2012!

The results are in! After many weeks of intense competition we can finally crown a winner! In the end, Samwise Gamgee, a sturdy and faithful Hobbit from The Shire takes the prize in our first annual Middle-earth March Madness! 

Sam defeated his worthy opponent Aragorn with 65% of the votes!

We’d like to thank you all for participating in this year’s event, and look forward to next year’s competition in which we will institute a few of the changes that you have suggested in comments/facebook posts, etc. For a review of each round, click on the following links: Round 1Round 2Round 3Final Four Championship

Alyianna: YES!!!

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