AMC Orders “Halt & Catch Fire” to Series

Jul 26

In February, Lee Pace was announced as a cast member for a potential new AMC series, “Halt & Catch Fire.” The pilot was filmed in April and May and was awaiting word from the network on whether or not it would be picked up for a full season. Finally, we have more news on the future of the series, and it’s good!

Earlier today, at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, AMC announced that they would be picking up “Halt & Catch Fire” for a full season. Additionally, they also ordered a season for another pilot, “Turn” — the first time AMC picked up two series in one cycle, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Although there’s no word yet on when the series will enter into production, follow LPO on Twitter for quick updates. In the meantime, Lee is in London shooting Guardians of the Galaxy for Marvel and the “Halt & Catch Fire” team will need to write further episodes, so it may be a while still for us to get a weekly dose of Lee on our TVs.

2013 Comic-Con: Marvel Studios

Jul 21

Yesterday (July 20th), Lee Pace made a rare public appearance at San Diego Comic-Con! He was there as a surprise treat to those lucky fans who were sitting in Hall H for Marvel Studios, who had promised talks for Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. As part of his Guardians of the Galaxy cast – most of whom flew in from London just for the SDCC panel – they talked about the film (it’s “early days,” as production only started ten days ago) and even debuted some footage. Check out some pics of Lee and the cast in the gallery.

Alongside Karen Gillan of “Doctor Who” fame (who recently buzzed her hair off for her role as Nebula in Guardians), Lee was also interviewed on the Comic-Con red carpet. They talked of their roles and what to expect with the film, although they can’t give too much information away just yet. You can watch several videos by clicking below:

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Lee’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Role Revealed

Jul 11

Den of Geek recently announced some pretty big news: they’ve revealed three villains in Guardians Of The Galaxy, including Lee Pace’s role. Benicio del Toro is set to play The Collector, Lee has been confirmed as Ronan the Accuser, and Karen Gillan will be portraying Nebula. For those not very savvy on the GOTG series (such as myself), a detailed description for Ronan can be read below:

Ronan The Accuser […] first popped up in Fantastic Four comics, and he’s a member of the Kree, an alien race. He’s got a fair number of superhuman powers, and while originally a villain, he has shown a more heroic side, too. For the purposes of the movie, we’d imagine you don’t want to get on the wrong side of him, though.

‘The Hobbit’ Production Video #11

Jul 11

Apologies for the delay on posting this new production video for The Hobbit — the eleventh in the series, and the first released in 2013. This time, we get a look at the cast and crew (and sets and props) who recently returned to New Zealand for pickup shots. Although Lee Pace doesn’t speak throughout the clip, there is additional footage of him training for and in character as Thranduil. Peter Jackson also stated that he hopes another production video will come at the end of the pickup shoot, so hopefully we can expect further insight in another few weeks.

Lee on the Cover of Empire Magazine (08/2013)

Jun 24

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Lee Pace is on the cover of Empire‘s August 2013 edition! In costume as Thranduil, he joins Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly to promote The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug — and celebrating the presence of the Tolkien elves in the second installment of the film franchise. Empire‘s website promises “more insights into the trilogy […] all accrued on set in New Zealand,” and hopefully we’ll get an interview (or at least few comments) from Lee in the article. Subscribers of the magazine will receive the second, minimalistic cover instead.

New Layout at Lee Pace Odyssey

Jun 23

Lee Pace Odyssey has a brand new layout up, courtesy of the amazing Flor at Sweet Revelation! She also designed the previous layout, but I thought it was time for a change. This photograph was particularly striking to me, and I thought it’d make for a great header to LPO. (There are also matching gallery and press archive layouts.) I hope you like the darker, broodier look. Please let me know if you catch any errors.

‘Hobbit’ Actors React to Fans Reacting to ‘Hobbit’ Trailer

Jun 12

Check out a video of The Hobbit actors Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom, and Lee Pace as they watch a video of fans watching a video of the Desolation of Smaug trailer. Confused? If you want the full background, stop by YouTube to see the two girls (“Kili and Fili of”) excitedly reacting over the newly released teaser trailer. Director Peter Jackson then had his three elvish actors record their reactions to the fan video — and called it a “sequel.” It’s ridiculously adorable, so give it a look!

Teaser Trailer for ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Released

Jun 12

The first teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has been released to the general public, giving us a great look at the upcoming film. Lee Pace fans: I hope you’re as thrilled as I am, as he has a very big presence in the trailer — his voiceover opens it! We get to see more of Thranduil in action along with his son, Legolas, played by Orlando Bloom. Evangeline Lilly and Luke Evans are also introduced, not to mention Smaug himself (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch).

First Poster for ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Revealed

Jun 9

Today, the first poster for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was revealed! It’s actually a really beautiful graphic, so be sure to check out the hi-res version in the gallery. Along with the poster, the official Facebook for the film also broke the news that the teaser trailer for The Desolation of Smaug will be unveiled June 11th (at 10am PT/1pm ET). Hopefully we’ll get a great new look at Lee Pace’s Thranduil.

Bryan Fuller Has Many Plans for “Pushing Daisies” Cast

May 3

Aside from the big news regarding Guardians Of The Galaxy, it’s been pretty quiet on the Lee Pace news front. He recently wrapped up shooting the pilot episode of AMC’s “Halt And Catch Fire,” which will hopefully be picked up for a full season. The Hobbit is currently shooting more scenes after the second film was split into two separate features; however, I’m uncertain as to whether or not Lee will be back in New Zealand for additional footage.

So, with that said, how about some more talk about a potential “Pushing Daisies” film?

When speaking to Kristin Dos Santos at E! – who was notoriously supportive of “Pushing Daisies” when it was on the air – creator/writer Bryan Fuller revealed that he has some pretty big plans in store for previous cast members, including Lee Pace, Kristin Chenoweth, and Anna Friel. Check out what he says about a potential Kickstarter campaign to fund a “Daisies” movie, and whether or not we’ll see our favorite pie makers in Bryan’s current NBC series, “Hannibal.”

• “From the moment the show was canceled [on ABC], I’ve been trying to do a ‘Pushing Daisies’ movie and started writing a script for it. The best chance for it to happen, perhaps the only chance for it to happen, would be through something like Kickstarter. I haven’t even been back in Los Angeles for more than five days since wrapping ‘Hannibal,’ so one of the first orders of business is to find out more from [‘Veronica Mars’ creator] Rob Thomas to find out how he did it. And to call Warner Brothers to see if it’s something that they would allow… But I would, Oh my God, I would love to get those actors together again. I have what I think is a very cool story; it’s just a matter of finding out if it’s possible. I think it would be such an interesting sentimental return.

• “I talked to Lee Pace about doing a role on [‘Hannibal’] this season. But he was doing a stage play, and so we’re planning to work that out with season two. He’s definitely interested in doing the show, and I would love to work with him again. I also very much want to work with Anna Friel again, and Kristin Chenoweth clearly has to play someone in the Boston arts scene. Perhaps an opera singer. So we are hoping to make that all happen.”


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