First Pictures from The Hobbit

It’s not some elaborate hoax. The Hobbit and its sequel are indeed happening. Entertainment Weekly released the first few photos from the highly anticipated Peter Jackson movies, featuring Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and a modern-looking bearded dwarf.

Check out the new movie stills from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) reads a scroll while some dwarfs look on (is that Ian McShane I see?).

Peter Jackson and Bilbo Baggins

A bearded dwarf who looks a lot like director Peter Jackson discusses a scene with Martin Freeman.

Gandalf (Ian McKellan)

Ian McKellen returns to his acclaimed role as Gandalf the Grey.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens in theaters December 14, 2012. Its sequel, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, opens a year later.

By Erik Samdahl
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