Yes, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is getting an extended edition

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Peter Jackson has revealed that there will be an extended cut for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Expect the extended edition to come out a month before The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which hits theaters on December 13, 2013.

Damn, and I just bought The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on Blu-ray too. I was hoping that they wouldn’t do an extended cut, because they were already able to make three movies out of one book. Now they’re likely to have an extended cut for all three Hobbit movies. Talk about really milking the franchise.

So what new scenes can we expect from the extended cut? Peter Jackson tells Empire some of them.

“You are going to get some serious Dwarvish disrespect of the elves at Rivendell.”

“A number one hit from the Goblin King. Barry Humphries is going to rise up the charts.”

“We are putting things in the extended cut that are going to play straight into the second film, like this character Girion, who is defending [the city of] Dale using black arrows against Smaug. And the black arrows play a part in an ongoing story, for they are the one thing that can pierce the dragon’s hide.”

“There are also issues with [king of the elves] Thranduil (Lee Pace). We get some of the reason why he and the dwarves had a falling out – to do with these white gems…”

Other scenes include the Goblin King singing and more of Hobbiton.

Empire Magazine also has some new photos from the upcoming Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug film. You can check out some close-up shots of Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel, Orlando Bloom as Legolas, and Lee Pace as Thranduil.

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Source: Empire Magazine via CBM

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