Peter Jackson has unveiled another video production diary from The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, in which he explains that the film will not be appearing at Comic-Con.
It's all a case of logistics, with limited cast members available to make the trip to San Diego, and Jackson himself too bogged down in re-shoots to find time to make a teaser reel of appropriate quality.
Speaking of reshoots, they're the main focus of this new video, as the team return to New Zealand to shoot additional footage for the final two films.
Take a look, below…
No doubt fans at Comic-Con will be disappointed by the team's absence, but if that's what it takes to get everything wrapped up on the last two films, we'd suggest it's a price well worth paying.
Directed by Jackson and co-starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage and Benedict Cumberbatch, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug will open in the UK on 13 December 2013.
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