Thursday, July 21 by

Comic-Con 2011: No Panel For ‘The Hobbit’, But There’s A Production Video

Yesterday, Peter Jackson announced that he would not be bringing The Hobbit to Comic-Con this year. The main reason for this is he has absolutely nothing to show. The director posted this message on his Facebook:

Good news and bad news today. Bad news is that we won’t be doing any Hobbit presentation at Comic Con in San Diego this year. New Line and Warner Bros were very happy to support a presentation, but I declined, simply because I felt it was too early. There’s so much more of the films still to shoot. I just wanted to get that out there, because I’ve seen various references to the possibility of something Hobbity at Comic Con. Hate to disappoint anyone. But something tells me we will be there in force next year.

Now for the good news…

We’ve just finished a new video blog, covering a little more of the first block of shooting. So please enjoy this—at least you don’t have to travel to San Deigo to see it!

I’ve been on the go since wrapping the first shooting block, but I’m about to settle down and get into the much delayed 20 Questions. I’ve a few half-written and will get those done very, very soon! I promise!

Cheers,
Peter J

So there you have it. You get the video above, and if you don’t like it then, well, I apologize on behalf of all the Jacksons. Especially Joe.