It’s time to journey to Middle-earth one last time. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be out in theaters next week, ending the epic adventure of Bilbo Baggins, played by Martin Freeman, who left the comfort of the Shire to find Erebor with a company of lively dwarves.
It’s been a long journey for The Hobbit cast and crew members, many who were involved in the making of The Lord of the Rings nearly 15 years ago. In a video released by Warner Bros., in which the cast shares their best memories of Middle Earth, Elijah Wood, 33, recounts how he turned 19 while filming on the Hobbit on location the original trilogy. “Making [Lord of the Rings] will always be one of the greatest experiences of my life,” he said.
The video includes excerpts from cast members of both The Hobbit and The Lord of Rings, including Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom as they look back at the tremendous journey through Middle-earth. “It has proven to be the most extraordinary, life-changing experience,” Andy Serkis, who played Gollum in both trilogies, reflected. ~Kelly Townsend