Unfortunately there is no news on whether Lee Pace will be attending any of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Premieres but to those still interested in the events, there will be four premieres set in December. Warner Bros. will live stream the Monday, December 2 world premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at 6:30pm PT/9:30pm ET.
MiddleEarthNewscom — The world premiere will be on Monday 2 December, 2013 at 6.30 pm PT in Los Angeles at the DolbyTheatre and will be live streamed. Stars attending include Martin Freeman (Bilbo), Richard Armitage (Thorin) ,Benedict Cumberbatch (Smaug), Evangeline Lily (Tauriel), Luke Evans (Bard), Stephen Fry (Master of Lake Town), Ryan Gage (Alfrid), Aidan Turner (Kili) and Dean O’Gorman (Fili), along with director Peter Jackson and screenwriter Philippa Boyens.
The European premiere will be at the Sony Centre, Cinestar, Berlin, Germany on 9 December, 2013 at 17.30 pm Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans and Benedict Cumberbatch will be attending according to Klatsch-Tratsch. In addition , Red Carpet Reports say Sylvester McCoy, Mikael Persbrandt, Aidan Turner, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Adam Brown, Graham McTavish, Dean O’Gorman, Ryan Gage and John Bell will also be there, along with Ed Sheeran, who sings the films theme song “I See Fire”.
On 10 December, 2013 there will be a Swiss premiere at Arena Cinemas in Zurich, Switzerland. Dean O’Gorman (Fili) and Sylvester McCoy (Radagast) will be attending. Our friends at Warner Brothers Zurich tell us that the red carpet event will start at 6.45pm. While it’s not possible to buy tickets, there will be opportunities to win them. Watch out for the TV spots on several channels beforehand (RTL Group). Please note a change to the guests first announced. Aidan Turner will NOT be attending.
The Spanish premiere will be held in Madrid on 11 December, 2013 at the Kinepolis Cinema. This will be attended by Richard Armitage (Thorin) and Luke Evans (Bard).
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug goes on general release in the US and UK on 13 December, 2013. Worldwide release dates can be viewed here.
Enstarz.com — Moviegoers are preparing to see Lee Pace take up the role of The Hobbit‘s Thranduil, but Pace has a far more villainous role to play in The Guardians of the Galaxy.
Set to appear as the Ronan the Accuser in the 2014 outing, Pace will be portraying the film’s big bad. While director James Gunn recently confirmed that the overarching Marvel story of Thanos will be addressed in some form during Guardians, Pace’s character will be the main force of evil for the galactic superheroes.
“Thanos is a character in our movie. He’s the main sort of… He works with Ronan,” Gunn cryptically told Crave Online. “In my movie Ronan works for Thanos, and Ronan is the main bad guy in our film.”
Pace appears to be excited to encounter a character that is so opposite from his recent work as the Elvenking Thranduil (Legolas’s father) in Hobbit trilogy, most notably the upcoming Desolation of Smaug.
“The characters couldn’t be more different! I remember walking on set [of 'Guardians of the Galaxy'], and I was like ‘Very un-elfy, right guys?’” Pace told SciFiNow. “[Ronan] is a real psychopathic beast. I’m having the best time playing it. I kept looking over at James Gunn when we were shooting, ‘Too much? Should I pull back?’ He’s like ‘No, more, go for it!’”
Guardians fans can get a glimpse at one of the films other villains, The Collector (Benicio Del Toro), in the Thor: The Dark World mid-credits scene (see video below).
Guardians of the Galaxy will hit theaters Aug. 1 while The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is due out Dec. 13.
ComicBookMovie.com — After playing the Elvenking Thranduil in The Hobbit trilogy back-to-back, actor Lee Pace was in store for something quite different when he signed on for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy playing the primary villain, Ronan the Accuser, who’s a Kree leader and Thanos employee. “The characters couldn’t be more different!” he told SciFiNow magazine recently. “I remember walking on set [of Guardians of the Galaxy], and I was like ‘Very un-elfy, right guys?’” Pace said. “[Ronan] is a real psychopathic beast. I’m having the best time playing it. I kept looking over at James Gunn when we were shooting, ‘Too much? Should I pull back?’ He’s like ‘No, more, go for it!’”
Lee Pace attended the VIP Screening of The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug in London on November 4th. I’ve added two high resolution photos to our gallery. Check them out below, or visit our (November 4) VIP Screening of The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug in London album!
ComingSoon.net — Lee Pace has joined the cast of StudioCanal and Working Title Films’ upcoming untitled Lance Armstrong biopic, TheWrap reports. His role has not yet been disclosed, but he’s set to join Ben Foster, Chris O’Dowd, Guillaume Canet and Jesse Plemons in the Stephen Frears film.
The film charts the thrilling rise of pro-cyclist Lance Armstrong through the 90s and early 2000s, battling cancer, as he and his fellow American teammates dominate and change the quintessentially European sport of cycling. Winning the Tour de France an unprecedented seven times, Lance retires as one of the great sporting heroes of our time, and worth millions of dollars. David Walsh, sports writer, is at first charmed by Lance’s charisma and talent. Seven Tours later, and ostracised by the cycling community for speaking out, he believes the world is being sold a lie. A lone voice, it is several years before Lance is exposed.
The film is written by John Hodge, based on the book “Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong” by Sunday Times journalist and Chief Sports Writer, David Walsh (played by O’Dowd in the film). The film will shoot on location in France and the UK.
TheGlobalDispatch.com — The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug has released a new banner online, introducing the elves into the mix of races entering the quest to thwart the dragon Smaug. Legolas, Tauriel and Thranduil are center stage showing off Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly and Lee Pace’s characters.
In addition to the elves playing a larger role in the Hobbit sequel, Bard the Bowman (played by Luke Evans) will be a popular newcomer to the franchise and will have a significant role in the final battle with Smaug. Smaug will be voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, The Fifth Estate) but few details have been revealed about the dragon as the Peter Jackson inches closer.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opens in 2D, 3D, IMAX, and HFR on December 13th.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug:
The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues theadventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellan) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
ClickOnline.com — When we heard we were going to be catching up with some of the stars of The Hobbit for a chat, we asked the good people of Tumblr and Twitter for their questions for Richard Armitage and Lee Pace.
First, we quizzed Thorin about his fondness for cats or dogs (he chose dogs) and when we sat down with Pace, who plays Thranduil in Peter Jackson’s new trilogy, the topic turned to social media. Specifically, whether the 34 year old American star would ever like to join Twitter, something his Tweet-readyGuardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has also been wondering.
“Yea he [Gunn]and Dave Bautista have really been on that trying to get me to join. I’ve gone back and forth about it but I still haven’t heard a convincing reason to join it.”
When we suggested he could dip into the social media site under a different name, he thought that seemed “a little sneaky” and took that as another reason not to join: ”I guess that’s the point of Twitter and its probably why I’m not on there! [laughs] No I’ve always been curious. I’m fascinated with the technology of it, I love technmology. I’m fascinated wit hthe way millions of people can communicate with millions of other people all at the same time. It is a revolutionary idea, its fascinating to me!” So it seems like Lee Pace isn’t ready for the Twitter world just yet, unless he’s on there right now under another name!
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is in cinemas from the 13th of December 2013.