BySarah Gibson, writer at Creators.co
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It's a damn shame that Smaug ain't around to give the cast and crew of 's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug a lift to the San Diego Comic-Con this year, because Jackson himself has just announced that he won't make it... Travelling all that way is absolute mordor.

Still, although Jackson's not showing anything of this year's Hobbit installment until it's good and ready, there is a brand new behind-the-scenes video blog for us to waste some time on. So if you've got a lot of free time now that you've had to pack in making your Middle-earth cosplay costume, here's some sort of consolation:

(via Comic Book Movie)

So, though Comic-Con will, as always, be filled with guys who look like Peter Jackson, this year none of them will be him. Regardless, the scope of production for the adaptation as seen above has me looking forward to December 13th, when The Desolation of Smaug hits theaters. What about you?

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