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Despite splitting his two-part The Hobbit story into three, Peter Jackson still plans to release extended editions of each Hobbit movie.

Today we’re learning what exactly will be in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’s Extended Edition.

“You are going to get some serious Dwarvish disrespect of the elves at Rivendell,” says Jackson in a new interview with Empire Magazine, who’s cover story is all aboutThe Desolation of Smaug (see the cover with new looks at Legolas, Tauriel, and Thranduil).

“You are going to get more of Hobbiton,” added producer and co-writer Philippa Boyens. “We always wanted to wend our way through Hobbiton, but in the end Bilbo has to run out of the door.”

“You are going to get more Goblin Town, and the Great Goblin singing his song,” screenwriter Fran Walsh said. “It is a great song, but it was just another delay in terms of moving the story along.”

“A number one hit from the Goblin King,” laughs Jackson. “Barry Humphries is going to rise up the charts.”

Jackson also revealed that parts of the Unexpected Journey Extended Edition connect directly to Desolation of Smaug.

“We are putting things in the extended cut that are going to play straight into the second film,” he said, “like this character Girion, who is defending [the city of] Dale using black arrows against Smaug. And the black arrows play a part in an ongoing story, for they are the one thing that can pierce the dragon’s hide.”

“There are also issues with [king of the elves] Thranduil (Lee Pace),” he added. “We get some of the reason why he and the dwarves had a falling out – to do with these white gems…”

In interviews late last year, Jackson said that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition would include 20 – 25 minutes of footage not seen in theaters, pushing the film well over 3 hours.

No date has been set for An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition’s release, but an accidental announcement from Warner Bros. suggested it would hit store shelves by the end of 2013.

Will you purchase the first ‘Hobbit’ Extended Edition?

Thanks, Empire.

  • Ande Anderson

    I’m absolutely getting the extended edition! My family has been waiting for it!

  • http://ravenclaw1991.tumblr.com/ ravenclaw1991

    I wish I could get it.. I already have the regular bluray for it.. I don’t even have the Lord of the Rings extended editions. I want those too.

    • Daughter of Eve

      my brother and I have triple copies of LotR (dvd, bluray theatrical release and bluray extended editions) and have no regrets because we feel it’s worth the buy. Going to buy the extended versions as they release too.

      • Kate

        I have all three LOTR films on both DVD and BluRay; I own all the EEs on both as well. I already have the AUJ theatrical on BluRay combo, and I’ll likely do the same for the EE. I can’t wait for it! <3 It feels weird not having the 3D combo, but I preferred the HFR 3D anyway, which is not yet available on disc.

      • http://www.twitter.com/themeels Amelia Brown

        same. i bought the theatrical LOTR when ROTK came out because I wanted all the special features on the theatricals, I have all 3 films EE on DVD (with the case you could order to house all 3), plus I got the Blu-ray EE gift set for my birthday last year.

        Still haven’t bought The Hobbit, though. I’ve been holding out for the EE.

  • http://purplehairedwonder.tumblr.com/ Caitlin Kelly

    I’ve been holding out buying the movie since I’ve been waiting on the extended edition. Gimme!

    • Rachel

      Me too!!

  • Maria Wang

    you know, if they made lotr today, they’d totally would have split at least one of the films.

  • http://dft.ba/-alex-ander Alex Ander

    I wish they’d replaced at least one of the extraneous action scenes with stuff like this… Obviously, only taking a third of the Hobbit means you’re going to have to stretch a lot but having something interesting instead of frankly repetitive chase scenes would at least make the movie seem more intelligent.
    Anything not to do with rock giants, goblins, or orcs was great though!

  • Lucki

    I love Gandalfs face at the top of the article. He’s like ‘You mean there’s MORE. WHAT!?!’ I love Peter Jackson but seriously how much more can you extend The Hobbit?

  • Leelan

    Oh yes, we will!

  • pjbags

    are you kidding? I doubt you’ll find very many people who won’t.

  • Arial_29

    I hope they do a gift set with it like they did with LOTR!!!

  • Christopher

    Getting the Special Extended Edition for An Unexpected Journey is a must, but I’m curious to find out if there are more unreleased ‘Appendices’ features that will be included with the actual movie. I personally hope it comes in a fancy gift set, with a multiple disc digipak case, and some sort of collectible keepsake. If it’s ONLY the movie, with just a couple features, an NO gift set, it would certainly be tempting to wait until all 3 films are out in one box set.

    • http://www.twitter.com/themeels Amelia Brown

      I would think that they would do Appendices…I mean, there were hours and hours of them on the LOTR films. If they didn’t, I will be disappointed. I’ve seen all of them on the LOTR films at least once, most of them way more than that.

  • Charles Moak

    As long as it comes out on DVD and not just Blu-Ray…no interest in jumping on that sinking ship.

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