The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies premieres in London
Finally, the third and last part of Bilbo’s adventurous journey started: The world premiere of The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies took place in London.
Over more than a couple of days fans have camped out in front of the Odeon and Empire cinema at Leicester Square in London. In the end there were thousands, excited and full of joy expecting the beginning of the end of a journey: The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies had its world premiere.
Under the cheers and applause of the fans – many of them in great costumes as elves or Hobbits – film cast and crew celebrated the third part of the Hobbit trilogy. Alongside director Peter Jackson numerous stars joined the end of Bilbo’s adventurous journey: Martin Freeman, Sir Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Luke Evans, the beautiful Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom as well as Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry, Aidan Turner and many more.
The stars were visibly overwhelmed by the warm and frenetic welcome of their fans and willingly gave many autographs, pictures with fans and chatted relaxed with their disguised alter egos.
An elaborate scenery and a long red carpet set the movie event in gorgeous scene. At the same time New Zealand celebrated the premiere with numerous fans being onsite in Middle Earth as well, despite the early hour (due to the time lag it was 6.30 am there).
Asked about the most memorable of the long-lasting filming all the actors agreed on one: the most beautiful part of the Hobbit trilogy are the many deep friendships that have resulted from the shooting. Orlando Bloom said: “It feels wonderful to have the whole gang back together.”
Native born New Zealander Peter Jackson was greeted with chants and let the fans know: “We hand over the film to the world. But the legacy for us is the friendship. ”
The Oscar winner, who is passionate about the novels by British author JRR Tolkien since teenage years, added: “I am the lucky fan who could make these films.”
We are excitingly looking forward to seeing the movie when it’s going to be released in Germany and Austria on 10 December.
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