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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Comic-Con poster and details unveiled

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Comic-Con poster

Story by Jack Foley

WARNER Bros. Pictures will once again have a major presence at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, including appearances by fan-favourite stars and filmmakers from some of the Studio’s most anticipated films, including Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Comic-Con attendees will also be treated to never-before-seen footage, including some that will be shown nowhere else. Talent from the films will also be on hand to answer questions, sign autographs, and more.

Jackson, who just wrapped production in New Zealand, is embarking on his own journey halfway around the world to greet fans in San Diego, where he will be joined on-stage by Oscar®-winning screenwriter Philippa Boyens, along with several of the film’s stars, including Martin Freeman, who portrays the title character, Bilbo Baggins; Richard Armitage, who plays the fierce leader of the Dwarves, Thorin Oakenshield; the legendary Sir Ian McKellen, who returns as Gandalf; and fan favorite Andy Serkis, the extraordinary talent who is truly behind the character of Gollum.

Attendees will also be invited to ask questions about the making of this epic adventure.

The presentation also includes the DC Comics superhero who, inarguably, started it all.

Superman will be back on the big screen next summer in the much-anticipated action adventure Man of Steel and filmmaker Zack Snyder, the director behind 300 and Watchmen, will be at Comic-Con to take questions from the audience about the making of Man of Steel, which opens on June 14, 2013.

Guillermo del Toro, the acclaimed writer/director of such films as Pan’s Labyrinth and the Hellboy films, will also be on hand with a preview of his science fiction action adventure, Pacific Rim, opening on July 12, 2013.

The film’s stars Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Ron Perlman will join the director on stage for the presentation, which includes never-before-seen footage cut together exclusively for Comic-Con.

Fans will also have an opportunity to engage in a Q&A with del Toro and his cast.

Returning to The Hobbit, the multi-leveled Warner Bros. booth also features a dedicated area for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, featuring column and wall mountings of lenticular imagery from the film, as well as a scroll depicting the story.

Images from that film, as well as other upcoming Warner Bros. projects, including The Dark Knight Rises, will be displayed on virtually every surface of the booth, drawing the eye from floor to ceiling.

Autograph signing opportunities include The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey stars Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage and Andy Serkis, and Pacific Rim stars Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Ron Perlman, as well as director Guillermo del Toro.

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