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Cate Blanchett shocked at The Hobbit return

Cate Blanchett shocked at The Hobbit return

Dec 13 2012, 8:54am CST | by

Cate Blanchett didn't expect to appear in 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'. The actress reprised her role as Galadriel from Sir Peter Jackson's award-winning 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy in the...

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Cate Blanchett shocked at The Hobbit return

Dec 13 2012, 8:54am CST | by

Cate Blanchett didn't expect to appear in 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'.

The actress reprised her role as Galadriel from Sir Peter Jackson's award-winning 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy in the prequel, despite her character not appearing in J.R.R. Tolkien's novel on which the film is based, so she was pleasantly surprised when she was asked back.

Speaking at the film's Royal UK premiere at the Odeon cinema in London's Leicester Square on Wednesday night (12.12.12), she said: ''Galadriel's only glancingly mentioned in 'The Hobbit' so I had no expectation of being in the film. I was simply excited to see it as an audience member.''

The glamorous 43-year-old star relished the opportunity to reunite with cast and crew members from the original films when she returned to the New Zealand set where both 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' were filmed.

She added: ''I thought my job was done a decade ago. I was absolutely thrilled to come back for a week and visit everyone again.''

The premiere was attended by Prince William and marked the 65th royal film screening in aid of the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF), which supports industry workers in times of hardship.

The prince greeted the film's cast and crew and was presented with a 'Hobbit' goodie bag for his wife Duchess Catherine, who was unable to attend due to a recurring bout of hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness, brought on by her recently announced pregnancy.

Other stars from the film who walked a special green carpet included Martin Freeman, Sir Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis as well as director Peter Jackson.


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'How to Train Your Dragon 3' Pushed Back a Year to 2017

Sep 2 2014 7:35pm CDT | Source: ace showbiz

Original voice cast Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera and Cate Blanchett are confirmed to return to the third instal ...
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‘How To Train Your Dragon 3′ Delayed a Year

Sep 2 2014 7:00pm CDT | Source: slash film

How to Train Your Dragon 2 wasn’t an out and out critical smash, but the film has performed well at the box office. Dreamworks Animation announced today that the film has hit the $600m milestone across the globe, with a $174m domestic tally. But the next film in the series won’t be rushed out the door. While the third adventure of Hiccup and Toothless was originally set for June 2016 (on the same date as Shane Black’s just-dated The Nice Guys, and Finding Dory) the seq ...
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3 weeks ago

How to Train Your Dragon 3: Set to Fly in 2017!

Sep 2 2014 6:36pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

Just as the How to Train Your Dragon 2 DVD was announced last week and the film itself crossed the $600 million mark in global box office this past weekend, we have news that DreamWorks Animation has set its sights on June 9, 2017 for How to Train Your Dragon 3. For fans of the series, the fact that all the key players from the last film will be on board for a third film is great news. Dean DeBlois is back to write and direct, and Jay ...
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3 weeks ago

How to Train Your Dragon 3 Pushed to 2017

Sep 2 2014 6:21pm CDT | Source: ign

How to Train Your Dragon 2 crossed the $600 million threshold on Labor Day, making it the highest-grossing animated movie of 2014 and one of the Top 10 grossing films of the year. On the heels of their success, Hiccup and Toothless are planning to soar once more on the big screen for How to Train Your Dragon 3. However, DreamWorks Animation has now pushed the release date back from June 17, 2016 to almost a year later on June 9, 2017. At this time ...
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3 weeks ago

Dreamworks Delays Third "Dragon" By A Year

Sep 2 2014 5:10pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

DreamWorks Animation has announced that the third installment in its "How to Train Your Dragon" franchise has been pushed back a year. Originally slated for a June 17th 2016 release opposite Pixar's "Finding Dory" and the just locked down Shane Black film "The Nice Guys," it will now open June 9th 2017 - two weeks after the release of "The LEGO Movie" sequel. The secon ...
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4 weeks ago

How to Train Your Dragon 2 DVD Release Date: Revealed!

Aug 29 2014 11:05am CDT | Source: movie fanatic

One of our top 17 summer movies of 2014 has announced plans for its home video release. How to Train Your Dragon 2 is coming home on DVD and Blu-Ray November 11 and will arrive a little earlier on Digital HD on October 21. The continuing adventures of Hiccup and his beloved dragon Toothless continues, teased in the How to Train Your Dragon 2 trailer. The film is astounding in its scope, anim ...
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5 weeks ago

Bale, Blanchett Join Jungle Book: Origins

Aug 20 2014 5:09pm CDT | Source: ign

Jungle Book: Origins just received a big infusion of cast talent, with Hollywood stars Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris, and more joining the Andy Serkis-directed film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bale (The Dark Knight Trilogy) will voice the panther Bagheera, while Blanchett (The Lord of the Rings), will take on the role of the python Kaa. Harris (Skyfall, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End) will lend her ...
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5 weeks ago

Andy Serkis' JUNGLE BOOK has scored Batman, Galadriel, Moneypenny, and Smaug for its cast!

Aug 20 2014 2:50pm CDT | Source: aintitcool

Rohan Chand will star as Mowgli. Read the full article on AICN A day after Benedict Cumberbatch's casting announcement, and now I am not so sure that Andy Serkis' JUNGLE BOOK: ORIGINS is fighting the losing battle I had assumed.   Serkis has landed a massive voice cast, along with a great young talent for his Mowgli. We're talking Christian Bale as Bagheera, Cate Blanchett as Kaa, Noamie Harris as ...
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5 weeks ago

Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, others join Andy Serkis' 'Jungle Book'

Aug 20 2014 2:32pm CDT | Source: ew

Andy Serkis has completed his zoo of actors that will voice his adaptation of Jungle Book: Origins for Warner Bros. Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris, Tom Hollander, Eddie ...
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5 weeks ago

Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett join Warner's 'Jungle Book: Origins'

Aug 20 2014 2:11pm CDT | Source: la times

Talk about a rumble in the jungle: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Benedict Cumberbatch are among the big-name actors to join the cast of Warner Bros.' "Jungle Book: Origins," setting up a star-studded showdown with Disney's rival Rudyard Kipling adaptation, "The Jungle Book. ...
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