“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Fans Gather In Toronto

Fans get a chance to meet actor Richard Armitage.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

This past Monday fans were invited to join in the unexpected journey inside Toronto’s Union Station terminal, as Warner Bros. Pictures Canada had created a beautiful specialty domination installation showcasing various dramatic and imaginative visuals from the upcoming movie

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" – and actor Richard Armitage, who portrays Thorin Oakenshield in "The Hobbit" franchise, was there to meet and greet lucky fans.

As you can see from the video below, fans were already anxious to get their first look at the new film.


Fans were also given the chance to win tickets to a special red carpet screening of the event at the Scotia Bank Theatre.

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is the first of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece "The Hobbit," by J.R.R. Tolkien. The three films tell a continuous story set in middle-earth 60 years before “The Lord of the Rings,” which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar-winning “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.” The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of 13 dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Sorcerers.

Toronto's hit music station Kiss 92.5fm was on-hand at 7am to celebrate by giving away 100 tickets to the exclusive screening that night as well as other special prizes.

"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" comes out in December 14th, while the second film, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” will be released December 13, 2013, and the third film, “The Hobbit: There and Back Again,” is slated for July 18, 2014.

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