There you have it, it seems that filming for The Hobbit films is now coming to an end and that a lot of the cast and crew have now been gathering up and moving on to new projects. Not to worry though as the project is still quite far from being over and we can definitely expect more from Peter Jackson and his crew as Desolation of Smaug is due this year in December and There and Back Again is slated for release somewhere late next year. There is even going to be some extended scenes of An Unexpected Journey which I’m sure fans are now eagerly anticipating.
Unfortunately though, it seems that some members of the cast are indeed done with The Hobbit and are moving on to other projects. For instance, it seems that Ian McKellen is done with his part as Gandalf and is possibly moving on to a new project, likely the new installment of X-Men entitled Days of Future Past where he will be reprising another of his iconic roles, the mutant leader Magneto. Then there is also Orlando Bloom who has also moved on from the project and has even left us with a funny and somehow sad farewell video involving him singing “They Have Taken The Hobbits To Isengard” while probably mildly intoxicated. Of course, it’s been a fun journey but seeing the departure of actors who have become such a staple part of the franchise who have made the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit what it is can still bring a tear to the eye.
The movie itself, The World’s End will also feature quite a few other actors who are quite well known in the film industry such as Simon Pegg, whom we all remember well from the Cornetto trilogy as well as his various roles in other films such as Benji Dunn of the Mission Impossible and Scotty from Star Trek. It centers around the story of a group of friends making their annual attempt at a pub crawl but then takes a turn for something else entirely when the group, along with all humans in the vicinity, are attacked by robots.