For “Hobbit” and Richard Armitage Fans alike, I don’t think the remaining 336 days (or, 11 months and 2 days) until the December 14, 2012 U.S. premiere of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” could be any less anticipatory than it is.
And since the December 2011 release of The Hobbit Movie Announcement Trailer gave us all a glimpse of Sir Peter Jackson’s 3D rendition of Middle Earth, old fans and new fans alike have been agog with delight over what looks to be an exciting film masterfully told. Here is that trailer again:
And for those Richard Armitage fans–of which I am one if you hadn’t a clue (Ha!)–we are starting to see more main stream media articles about him and his character portrayal of Thorin Oakenshield. Thanks to RANet (www.richardarmitagenet.com) for the link to the January 11, 2012 article “Richard Armitage’s Journey to ‘The Hobbit’ Best ‘By Far’ at the MTV Movie News site with an interview with Richard Armitage:
‘The Hobbit’ Countdown, Character Guide: Who is Thorin Oakenshield? (And We Don’t Just Mean Richard Armitage) by Larry D. Curtis (of http://www.TheOneRing.Net) for Movies.com
Here is an excerpt that RANet also shared:
“But the dwarf who is most likely to become a household name is the more fully titled Thorin Oakenshield and we think not only will we have an unforgettable character on the first Hobbit day (Dec. 14, 2012, the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) but also the actor Richard Armitage will become a household name. While there are many who know and love the English actor, that day and the films, will change his career forever.”
All I have to add to the above statement is “Look out world. Here comes Richard Armitage!”
Getting back to the issue of how we fill up our/fans’ time–apart from reading and rereading “The Hobbit”–while we wait 336 days? So here’s a Word Search puzzle that I made courtesy of this handy site at Discovery Education (http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/WordSearchSetupForm.asp). I hope you enjoy it.
I will post the puzzle solution Thursday evening. Enjoy!