The Hobbit has been quite a ride for all of us fans, and perhaps even non-fans, especially now that the second installment, Desolation of Smaug will be out on theaters come this December. The trailer of the film was released on theaters about a month ago along with Man of Steel and has done little to quell the eagerness of fans. However, it seems that Peter Jackson has still left us with a few goodies here and there that we can certainly enjoy and distract ourselves with while we wait for the big movie to hit cinemas like the home video of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey with its extended scenes.
Unfortunately though it seems that after the film cast and crew of The Hobbit are finishing up with their filming and are going their separate ways. Some of those who have already gone include Ian McKellen, who we will forever remember as Gandalf, possibly to move on to other projects as it has been outright stated that the crew of the X-Men franchise is once again active and have confirmed that Ian McKellen will indeed be part of the project is something to look forward to for the old actor. Then there is also Orlando Bloom, who has possibly immortalized himself in the minds of many fans (especially the girls) as the dashing elf prince Legolas and even leaves off with a runner funny video of himself while possibly drunk singing “They Have Taken The Hobbits to Isengard” on Peter Jackson’s video blog. And now it seems that Martin Freeman, the man behind the role of Bilbo Baggins is also leaving the project as his own scenes have been finally finished. Of course, given the man’s big break throughout the series of films, one can only hope to see more of him in the years to come.
However, now that The Hobbit has finished up, it seems that Martin Freeman is definitely in for more excitement as his career moves on to other projects. For instance, there is The World’s End which is the third installment of the Cornetto film trilogy (with Shaun of the Dead as first and Hot Fuzz as the second) which features other iconic British actors like Simon Pegg and Bill Nighy.