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Mark Newton

Although principal photography has been completed on all the remaining sequels of 's Hobbit trilogy, that doesn't mean the series is anywhere near completion. According to, a major reshoot has been scheduled to begin in New Zealand on May 20th.

Apparently, a large portion of the reshoot will revolve around the climatic Battle of Five Armies, although it is likely many scenes in both The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be affected.

Of course, this is in no way unusual for a big budget movie. Quite often directors and producers will decide during editing that an additional scene or shot is required to effectively tell the narrative they desire. So, if you're a bit Hobbit fan, there's certainly nothing to be worried about. It's all quite normal.

Various actors have taken to social media to announce they are returning to New Zealand, including much of the primary cast. It is currently estimated that up to 10 weeks of additional work is required to complete both The Desolation of Smaug and There And Back Again.

Are you excited for the remaining chapters of The Hobbit, or did An Unexpected Journey put you off them?


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