It’s official: principal photography on The Hobbit is now complete! Director Peter Jackson triumphantly announced the end of day 266 yesterday on Facebook, stating, “Next stop, the cutting room. Oh, and Comic Con!” Audiences can expect to be treated to the first public screening of 48 fps footage from the film there, although there is obviously still a ton of post-production work left to be done.
Earlier this week, EW unveiled a handful of new photos from The Hobbit, giving us a taste of what’s to come. A lot of it looks awfully familiar, but is that necessarily a bad thing? At the very least, having not one but thirteen dwarves along for the ride should provide a slightly different feel. What do you think, do these photos get you excited for the film or does it just look like more of the same? The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hits theatres on December 14th; check out the photos after the jump.