Follow Along as Peter Jackson Posts Photos and Status Updates on Last Day of Shooting THE HOBBIT [Updated]

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Today is the last day of filming on The Hobbit series, and director Peter Jackson wants to commemorate this with a treat to fans over on his Facebook page:

“Ever since starting these blogs, there’s been something I thought I’d like to try one day (as well as answering the other 19 questions I owe you!)—blogging throughout a shoot day in real time.”

He has already made eight posts if you count pictures of his cat.  Today they are filming scenes from the third and final movie, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, so this is a very early sneak peek at the December 17, 2014 release.  The next entry, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, opens on December 13, 2013.  Hit the jump for Jackson’s updates from the New Zealand set. [Update: We updated the article with Jackson's final posts and images.]

Taylor Kitsch Goes Blonde with Mark Ruffalo and Jonathan Groff in Images from the Set of THE NORMAL HEART

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The first images from the set of Glee, American Horror Story, Nip/Tuck creator Ryan Murphy’s upcoming HBO film The Normal Heart have landed online.  Murphy directs the feature film adaptation of the Tony-winning Larry Kramer play of the same name, which chronicles the rise of HIV/AIDS among New York’s gay community in the 1980s.  Kramer wrote the screenplay for the pic, which boasts an impressive ensemble cast that includes Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Taylor Kitsch, Matt Bomer (White Collar), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), and Jonathan Groff (Glee).  In these NYC set photos, we see Ruffalo and a blonde Kitsch sharing a scene together, as well as some possibly spoilery images featuring Kitsch and Groff on the street.

Hit the jump to take a look at the images.  The Normal Heart will premiere on HBO sometime in 2014.

Matt Damon, George Clooney, Bill Murray, John Goodman, and Jean Dujardin Spotted on MONUMENTS MEN Set

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Production is currently underway in Germany on George Clooney’s next directorial feature, the WWII drama The Monuments Men, and some new images of the star-studded cast on set have surfaced.  Based on a true story, the pic centers on an unlikely World War II platoon made up of museum directors, curators, and art historians tasked by FDR with going into Germany and rescuing artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves before they are lost forever.  These set photos give us a look at Bill Murray, Matt Damon, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville, and Clooney all in character, along with what looks to be a cameo by composer Alexandre Desplat.  This is absolutely one of my most anticipated films of the year, and I can’t wait to see the ensemble’s interplay when the film hits theaters.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Cate Blanchett and Bob BalabanThe Monuments Men opens on December 18th.

New Images from the Set of GODZILLA Featuring Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor-Johnson

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A new batch of images from the set of Warner Bros.’ Godzilla redo has popped up online.  Directed by Gareth Edwards, the film obviously focuses on the titular monster wreaking havoc on Earth, but we don’t really have any more specifics with regards to plot.  We’ve previously seen star Aaron Taylor-Johnson wearing Army fatigues, and in these new set images we see Johnson hanging around a wooded area on the Canada set with co-star Bryan Cranston in what look like factory workers’ uniforms.  The uniforms, however, are taped at the hands and feet, bringing to mind some kind of homemade hazmat suit, which would fit into the radioactive origin story of Godzilla.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Elizabeth OlsenJuliette BinocheDavid Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, and Richard T. JonesGodzilla opens on May 16, 2014. [Update: We have been asked to take down the unofficial images.]

Jennifer Lawrence Looks Blue in These New X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Set Photos

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Some days you just want to walk down the street in your bright-red wig and blue body paint without the whole world staring at you; if you’re Jennifer Lawrence, you can get away with the first part, at least.  Lawrence was recently seen on the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past in her rather revealing “costume” for her shape-shifting character, Mystique.  The body paint doesn’t leave much to the imagination, which you can see for yourself in this new batch of set photos.  Also appearing on set are director Bryan Singer and a mystery guest who some are theorizing to be the super-strong and bionically-enhanced Misty Knight.

Also starring Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, James McAvoy, Peter Dinklage and Evan Peters, not to mention returning franchise members Ian McKellan, Patrick StewartHugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Daniel Cudmore, and Halle Berry, X-Men: Days of Future Past opens July 18, 2014.  Hit the jump to see the new set images.

New Images from the Set of X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Reveal Nicholas Hoult’s Redesigned Beast Makeup

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One of the earliest official set images that director Bryan Singer revealed over the course of production on X-Men: Days of Future Past was a peek at some concept art for the character of Beast, played by Nicholas Hoult.  While we saw Hoult go full beast-mode in X-Men: First Class, the concept art hinted at a bit of a redesign for the character in Days of Future Past.  Sure enough, a batch of unofficial set photos for DOFP reveal that the character does indeed look fairly different from what we saw in the first film, as we get a look at Hoult in his brand new Beast makeup.  Moreover, the images reveal a pretty intense-looking throwdown between Beast and Michael Fassbender’s Magneto.

Hit the jump to take a look at the images.  X-Men: Days of Future Past opens on July 18, 2014.

Steve Rogers Faces Off Against Winter Soldier in New Images from the Set of CAPTAIN AMERICA 2

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A new batch of images from the Cleveland set of Marvel’s sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier has made its way online.  We recently got our first look at the villainous Winter Soldier and his bionic arm in another set of images, but this new photo grouping highlights the titular baddie facing off against Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers.  There’s no shield to be found here, so it looks like Cap will have to go it alone using only his fighting skills in this particular sequence.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Georges St-Pierre, Frank Grillo, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, Maximiliano HernándezRobert Redford, and Samuel L. Jackson.  Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens on April 4, 2014.

First Images from the Set of Alejandro González Iñárritu’s BIRDMAN Featuring Michael Keaton and a Costumed Superhero

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The first images from the set of director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s black comedy Birdman have surfaced, and they’re quite glorious.  The film stars Michael Keaton as an actor who once played an iconic superhero, and now faces troubles with his ego and family as he prepares to mount a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim past glory.  The majority of the film takes place inside a New York City theater, but these photos show Keaton filming a scene on the NYC streets in which he is followed around by his former superhero character.  The superhero is likely a figment of Keaton’s imagination in this particular scene, but the costume for the titular Birdman looks fantastic. I absolutely cannot wait to see Keaton shine in Iñárritu’s first foray into the comedy genre.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Edward NortonNaomi WattsEmma StoneZach GalifianakisAmy Ryan, and Andrea Riseborough.

New GODZILLA Set Photos and Video Featuring Aaron Taylor-Johnson

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We have a new batch of Godzilla set photos and a video clip that confirm that the military will have a big presence in the monstrous reboot, directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters).  In the last set, star Aaron Taylor-Johnson was seen in Army fatigues.  Taylor-Johnson is still running around among the soldiers and tanks in the new set, but this time in plainclothes: jeans and your typical cool-guy action-hero leather jacket.

Elizabeth OlsenJuliette BinocheDavid Strathairn,  Bryan CrantsonKen Watanabe, and Richard T. Jones also star.  Godzilla opens in 3D on May 16, 2014.  See the images and footage after the break.

Spidey and Paul Giamatti’s Rhino Square Off in New Images from the Set of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

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Another batch of images from the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 have landed online, and they appear to be a continuation of the sequence that was snapped yesterday involving Spidey, a bus, and Paul Giamatti’s villain Rhino.  In these new images, Andrew Garfield’s titular character comes face-to-face with Giamatti’s villainous Rhino and the two become involved in a bit of a skirmish that ends, well, somewhat cartoonishly.

Hit the jump to take a look at the images.  The film also stars Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Shailene Woodley, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper, and Sally Field.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2, 2014.

Marc Webb Tweets Clearer Image of Paul Giamatti as the Rhino in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

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Marc Webb is a talented director, but his true talent may lie in tweeting.  Webb has tweeted a number of great behind-the-scenes photos from the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.  The latest Webb tweets give us a much clearer introduction to Paul Giamatti as Aleksei Sytsevich (aka the Rhino) after a grainy set photo previewed the makeup.

Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaanShailene WoodleyPaul GiamattiFelicity JonesChris Cooper, and Sally Field also star.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens May 2, 2014.  See the full image after the jump.

New Images from the Set of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Reveal Pre-CGI Turtles, Will Arnett, and More Megan Fox

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A new batch of images from the set of director Jonathan Liebeseman’s (Battle: Los Angeles) reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has landed online, giving us our first look at the actors playing the turtles.  As previously reported, the titular characters will be created using performance capture technology, and in these images we see the film’s cast wearing turtle-shaped mo-cap suits complete with mo-cap shells.  We also get a new look at Megan Fox as April O’Neill and Will Arnett as…a character we don’t know just yet.  It’s admittedly unfair to judge a film like this without seeing what the finished turtles look like, but everything about this reboot just seems really sad.  The prospect of William Fichtner as Shredder is certainly promising, so here’s hoping TMNT is a pleasant surprise.

Hit the jump to check out the set images.  The film also stars Danny WoodburnAlan RitchsonPete PloszekJeremy Howard, and Noel FisherTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens on June 6, 2014. [Update: We've removed the unofficial images.]

New Images from the Set of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Reveal Anthony Mackie as Falcon

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More new images from the set of the Marvel sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier have surfaced online, this time giving us a look at Anthony Mackie in costume as Falcon.  While the character isn’t sporting wings in these particular photos, he does appear to be strung up on some sort of wire apparatus against a green screen, so the wings will likely be added in post-production.  Nevertheless, Mackie gives his best “I mean business” face while firing off a few rounds from his handguns.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Cobie Smulders, Georges St-Pierre, Frank Grillo, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, Maximiliano HernándezRobert Redford, and Samuel L. Jackson.  Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens on April 4, 2014.

First Set Photos from DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Featuring Andy Serkis, Keri Russell, and Jason Clarke

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Production has begun on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and now we have the set photos to prove it.  Dawn is set 15 years after Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which means a new cast of humans led by Keri Russell, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, and Kodi Smit-McPhee.  The one constant is Andy Serkis, reprising his lead role as Caesar the ape.  Judy Greer is the major addition to the motion-capture crew, playing a potential love interest for Caesar.

The story jumps back and forth between Caesar’s new kingdom and a small human colony in San Francisco.  Caesar fights to maintain dominance over his subjects; the colony fights to survive.  Directed by Matt Reeves (Let Me In), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opens May 23, 2014.  Check out the set photos featuring Serkis, Russell, Clarke, and a band of motion-capture apes after the jump.

New Images from THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Reveal a Massive Times Square Set

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During the development process, director Marc Webb made the decision to shoot the entirety of his sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in New York.  While Webb and company will certainly be using the city to their advantage, there’s one place that they can’t exactly close down in order to film for a few weeks: Times Square.  As a result, a giant Times Square set has been constructed for what we can only assume is one of the film’s action set-pieces, and now some photos have surfaced online that give us a peek into the location.

Hit the jump to take a look at the set images.  The film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma StoneJamie FoxxDane DeHaanShailene WoodleyPaul GiamattiFelicity JonesChris Cooper, and Sally Field.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2, 2014.

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