Hello, fans! Just wanted to let you know that I’ve added a schedule for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies to the sidebar, tracking all the events that Lee Pace is confirmed for during this promotional run. As the events happen and I update about them, I’ll also add links to the sidebar so you can easily go back and view the press — just in case you’ve missed them. In the meantime, you can view what we still have to look forward to here:
Dec. 1st: The Hobbit: BOFA London Premiere
Dec. 2nd: The Hobbit: BOFA London Press Conference
Dec. 2nd: The Hobbit: BOFA London Press Junket
Dec. 3rd: @TheHobbitMovie Live Q&A
Dec. 6th: The Hobbit: BOFA Toronto Premiere
Dec. 8th: Peter Jackson’s Hollywood Star Ceremony
Dec. 9th: The Hobbit: BOFA Los Angeles Premiere
Dec. 11th: “The TODAY Show”
Dec. 11th: “The View”
Dec. 11th: The Hobbit: BOFA Apple Store Q&A
Dec. 11th: The Hobbit: BOFA IMAX Screening/Q&A
Dec. 22nd: “eTalk CTV” (filmed on the 6th)
Yesterday, on December 1st, Lee Pace joined his impressive Hobbit cast to help ring in the world premiere of the final franchise installment: The Battle of the Five Armies. The huge premiere was held at Leicester Square in London, where throngs of diehand fans braved the cold to line up at the barricades. Lee attended the event with his mother and father — and even posted a selfie of them on his Twitter.
Others in attendance included Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom, Luke Evans, Sir Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Aidan Turner, Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry, Sylvester McCoy, James Nesbitt, John Bell, Adam Brown, Jed Brophy, Ryan Gage, Manu Bennett, writer/producer, Philippa Boyens, and director Peter Jackson.
Photos from the event have been added to the gallery, with hopefully more to come. You can also view some videos of Lee Pace from the green carpet below:
AMC’s “Halt And Catch Fire” wrapped up season one last night, airing the finale in a solid run of ten episodes. Episode stills from the final two episodes – Up Helly Aa and 1984 – have been added to the gallery. Lee Pace, who plays Joe Macmillan on the show, also answered some fan questions on his Twitter last night as part of a live Q&A. Check out his answers below:
@elysee_indream: A question for Lee: Joe knew Bosworth set him up to be beaten by the police, why do you think he just let it go?
@leepace: I think he had it coming. He knew it…. And joe can take a beating. He’s tough.
@schrokitten: What were you like in the 80s?
@leepace: little. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BuJ-mI0IcAAs4Ct.jpg
@alsowillgraham: Favorite song featured on the show?
@leepace: I love the song that plays at the end of the pilot. Are friend electric from episode 3…. Anything
@piemak3r: whats your favorite band/music from the 80s? love u so much
@leepace: new order. Micheal Jackson. What are your favorited?
@phuknuckle: Is Joe in love with Mackenzie?
@leepace: JOEMAC is running CAMDOS. She is irresistible to him…
Yesterday evening (July 29th) Lee Pace headed to the Crosby Street Hotel to attend a special screening of Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy. Hosted by The Cinema Society (with Men’s Fitness and FIJI Water), the event sort of served as the unofficial New York premiere for the movie. Co-stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Vin Diesel were all in attendance.
Additionally, Oscar Isaac and, as promised, Seth Meyers (whom Lee had spent time with earlier in the day for his late night talk show debut) stopped by. Marvel’s recently crowned Ant-Man, Paul Rudd, and Lee’s Marmaduke co-star, Judy Greer, were both at the after-party, which reportedly served innovative Grey Goose cocktails named “Guardian Galactic” and “Marvel Royal.”
The Hollywood Reporter spoke to Lee at the event, who said of his Guardians character, Ronan: “He’s really just someone who is at odds with the heroes. With differences, if you’re not able to solve them through politics, you’ll end up solving them through a war.”
Last night (or this morning, depending on your perspective), Lee Pace made his very first late-night talk show appearance in front of a live studio audience. In order to help promote Marvel’s upcoming movie, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Lee spoke to Seth Meyers as part of NBC’s “Late Night.” He elaborated on the 2am wake-up call he and Andy Serkis performed at Comic-Con just several days ago, along with some discussion on “Halt And Catch Fire.” Lee is as charming as ever — and, thankfully, did not vomit.
Check out the interview below:
Lee Pace spent his weekend in sunny San Diego, California as part of the annual event, Comic-Con. This year, along with some select cast and crew, his focus was to help promote the upcoming final installment in The Hobbit trilogy: The Battle Of The Five Armies. Co-stars at the event included Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Graham McTavish, Elijah Wood, and Andy Serkis; Peter Jackson and Philippa Boyens were also there.
(Fun fact: On Friday night/Saturday morning, Lee Pace and Andy Serkis stopped by Hall H to greet all the sleeping fans. They stayed from 2:30-3:30am, saying hello and taking pictures with all that were camping out in line, preparing for the Warner Brothers [among other] panels later that day. For more info, check out MTV; LPO also re-tweeted many fan accounts/pictures, in case you want to dig through tweets and check them out.)
You can find several photos from the event now in the gallery, including pics from the BOFA panel, press lines, and various interviews throughout the day. (Unofficially, via YouTube, you can view the BOFA panel.) Additionally, check below for a variety of videos featuring Lee Pace (and Hobbit cast) talking about the film.
Just two days after we got our first peek of Thranduil in The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, we’re getting another look — and this one’s even better. As part of Entertainment Weekly‘s 2014 Comic-Con guide, the third Hobbit film is featured in honor of its panel to be held at the annual comic and movie convention. There is an accompanying article, which reads:
STARRING: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom, Luke Evans, Lee Pace
DIRECTED BY: Peter Jackson
WHY WE’RE EXCITED: Jackson’s Middle-earth has its fair share of massive, technology-stretching battles, but co-writer Philippa Boyens promises that the final film in the Hobbit trilogy will be something we haven’t seen before. “Peter wanted a different flavor to this. It’s very shocking,” she says. “In Helm’s Deep, you get that almost unbearable tension of them waiting, but here it’s some real carnage.”
WHO’S HERE: The second installment didn’t make it to San Diego[‘s Comic-Con] last year, but this time around Hall H stands for Hobbit. Jackson is confirmed for the third film’s panel. “We’ve got some good stuff. I’m pretty excited,” says Boyens.
The stunning first poster for The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies has just been released. Director Peter Jackson posted it on his Facebook earlier today, along with the caption: “Anyone else excited about San Diego Comic Con?” The poster is promotional material for the annual comic and film convention and features the dragon Smaug facing up with Bard The Bowman.