Live first look at Desolation of Smaug on March 24 for ‘Hobbit’ disc buyers

HOBBIT-blu-smallWarner Bros. has announced that Peter Jackson will offer a live first look at The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at 3:00 PM Eastern/Noon Pacific on Sunday, March 24. Content will be streamed live and an edited version will be archived on the Trilogy’s official website. Access to the live event will be limited to holders of an UltraViolet code available by purchasing either one the Blu-ray combo packs or the special edition DVD of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.  These will become available on March 19.

The press release also confirms an ”Extended Edition in time for the holidays.”

I’m guessing this live event means we probably won’t see any new video blogs (at least not focusing on The Desolation of Smaug) until after March 24.  I’m hopeful we’ll get some news before then, however, especially in regards to the additional shooting that will take place this this spring / summer.