For all of those attending San Diego Comic-Con in the hopes of seeing Peter Jackson, we're about to break your hearts: The director of The Hobbit has just backed out due to his busy filming schedule (he's probably wrangling goblins and tossing dwarves down Forest River right now).
But as a consolation, he's released the latest chapter of his video diary. By way of apology, Jackson wrote on his Facebook page:
Good news and bad news today. Bad news is that we won't be doing any Hobbit presentation at Comic Con in San Diego this year. New Line and Warner Bros were very happy to support a presentation, but I declined, simply because I felt it was too early. There's so much more of the films still to shoot. I just wanted to get that out there, because I've seen various references to the possibility of something Hobbity at Comic Con. Hate to disappoint anyone. But something tells me we will be there in force next year.
In his third installment, Jackson shows us around his current location, Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England, plus we get interviews with key people at the set of Stone Street Studios in Wellington, New Zealand. We even get a brief glimpse of the dwarves entering Bilbo's hobbit hole and sitting around his table.
Best of all is the banter between the cast and crew, particularly the way Jackson breaks Andy Serkis' chops. But why spoil it? See it for yourself.