If you look at the countdown clock on the left sidebar you’ll see that today starts the one year countdown to The Hobbit premiere on December 14, 2012. To mark the day I wanted to take us all down memory lane and take a brief look back to what we’ve been privileged to share of Richard Armitage’s Hobbit journey so far.
I believe that in this interview on September 20, 2010 he was giving us the first hint of the news when he said:
“I was having a head cast made where they make a prosthetic of your head”
Why a prosthetic? Well maybe this is why?
Update 12/23/11 - and here it is!!!!!!!!
Screencap from Peter Jacksons new Vid Blog(If you want to know about the use of scale doubles in LOTR, and now The Hobbit we assume, click on link for video. Beware - spoilers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTnmDor17dc)
Then dramatically in October 2010 the news came that Peter Jackson had cast Richard as Thorin Oakenshield, one of the starring roles in the movie version of The Hobbit.
Maybe by the time The Hobbit premiere's the international press will learn to pronounce his name!
To commemorate the day I've put together a video compilation of what we've shared so far of Richard Armitage's journey on The Hobbit:
(Thanks to RichardArmitageNet.com for articles and screencaps)