The Hobbit trilogy mastermind Peter Jackson broke the news today that The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will not have a presence at Comic-Con this year. Awwwww. But, in an effort to appease die-hard fans, he's release a 10-plus-minute blog that's chock-full of behind the scenes footage -- and a hilarious "Dwarvicise" training sequence! Yay!!!
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Watch and rejoice, Middle-earth denizens; rather than fret that there will be no Smaug at Comic-Con, think of it as a "second breakfast" that no one has to wait in line for hours and days to get into the Hall H panel, and there will surely be plenty of cool Hobbit collectibles and exclusives to tide you over in San Diego until December. Plus, you can watch Orlando Bloom rap as Legolas!
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opens December 13 (in High Frame Rate 3D, other 2D and 3D formats, and IMAX), while the final film in the trilogy, The Hobbit: There And Back Again, will open on December 17, 2014.