We've got a massive collection of golden hour glimmering Hobbit pictures that are sure to get you excited to return to Middle Earth. Plus the first real look at Radagast the Brown — played by Doctor Who's Sylvester McCoy!
This gallery comes via USA Today — here's what they had to say about Radagast's appearance:
The wizard Radagast the Brown (Sylvester McCoy) is only mentioned in J.R.R. Tolkien's Hobbit book once, but Boyens [The Hobbit (and The Lord of the Rings) co-screenwriter Philippa Boyens] had enough to go on to boost his role in the new movie series, and she feels he's going to become a well-loved character. "He's not at all like Gandalf," Boyens says. "There's a power and danger and sharpness and wits and cunning even about Gandalf that you sense immediately, whereas Radagast is much quieter and gentler. You could mistakenly think he's not even a wizard or that he might not have any powers of his own, and then you discover that he does."
Yet another character who is getting much more screen time due to the newly expanded trilogy. True, this makes us nervous — but it's Jackson. We remain cautiously optimistic. Here are the rest of the images, which are all truly beautiful: