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Cate Blanchett was desperate to play dwarf in `The Hobbit`

Cate Blanchett was desperate to play dwarf in `The Hobbit`

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 08:38

Cate Blanchett, who plays ethereal elf Lady Galadriel in `Lord of the Rings`, instead wanted to be a dwarf on the movie adaptation of JJR Tolkien`s books.

Third Hobbit film retitled as `The Battle of the Five Armies`

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 15:40

Director-producer Peter Jackson has rechristened the third and final `Hobbit` film as `The Battle of the Five Armies`.

Billy Connolly gets `NASA-style cooling suit` for `The Hobbit`

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 14:38

Billy Connolly will be using a NASA-style cooling suit under his hobbit armor during the filming of additional scenes in New Zealand.

Ian Mckellen surprises `Hobbit` fans at cinema

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 13:16

Ian Mckellen brought some magic to a midnight screening of `The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug` by making a special appearance in front of stunned fans.

`Hobbit` towers over competition at N America box office

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 03:53

The latest installment of the Tolkien epic series, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," claimed the top spot at the North American box office this weekend, industry estimates showed today.

Want to feel the climate of Mordor? Go to Texas

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 09:43

What was it like to live in the leafy Shire, the starting point of Bilbo Baggins` trek in "The Hobbit"?

27 animals died during `The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey` filming

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 15:07

27 animals had died while filming the hit movie ` The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey`, according to a report.

Ed Sheeran sings for `Hobbit` movie

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 13:39

Singer Ed Sheeran has announced his first solo song in over two years, taken from the new `Hobbit movie Desolation of Smaug`.

`The Hobbit` characters on stamps, coins in New Zealand

Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013, 11:11

The characters from `The Hobbit` sequel are set to appear on stamps and minted coins in New Zealand.

Peter Jackson to quit blockbusters post-Hobbit trilogy

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 19:33

Peter Jackson has revealed that he plans to move away from blockbusters once the Hobbit trilogy is complete.

Elijah Wood`s horror film `Maniac` banned in New Zealand

Last Updated: Friday, July 26, 2013, 12:53

A horror film, starring Hobbit actor Elijah Wood, has been banned in New Zealand due to its `graphic violence` and `content that may disturb`.

`Hobbit` sized Homo species had face like humans

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 15:03

Formally called Homo floresiensis, the species of three-foot-tall early humans likely vanished from Flores, and history, about 12,000 years ago.