Peter Jackson Reveals Special Features for The Hobbit Extended Release

Bilbo carrying a sword

The Hobbit movie posterIn case you didn’t think the theatrical release was long enough, there will be an extended cut of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in the same tradition as the extended versions of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Peter Jackson has revealed what’s in store for the devoted fans who will slog their way through all the extra stuff on the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray, due to be released in November.

What we can expect:

  • a character named Girion (ancestor of Bard) defending Dale from Smaug
  • dialog between the elves and dwarves that apparently will show the reasons behind their strained relationship
  • more shots of landscapes (because we really need that, right?)
  • and there will be an extended version of the Great Goblin’s song

Jackson has promised that the new additions will play into the upcoming sequel, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, due in theaters December 13.

So what do you think? Will you go out and buy the extended editions? Sound off in the comments below!