In a Facebook post, the director apologizes to fans for letting them down this year but appeases by releasing the third video blog that introduces the dwarves.
Just hours before San Diego Comic Con was due to begin its first day, Peter Jackson announced that "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" will not take part at the fan convention. The director delivered the bad news via Facebook but healed fans' wound with the third video diary of the film's shoot.
"New Line and Warner Bros were very happy to support a presentation, but I declined, simply because I felt it was too early. There's so much more of the films still to shoot. I just wanted to get that out there, because I've seen various references to the possibility of something Hobbity at Comic Con. Hate to disappoint anyone. But something tells me we will be there in force next year," Jackson wrote.
Delivering the good news, Jackson continued his post, "We've just finished a new video blog, covering a little more of the first block of shooting. So please enjoy this - at least you don't have to travel to San Deigo to see it! I've been on the go since wrapping the first shooting block, but I'm about to settle down and get into the much delayed 20 Questions. I've a few half-written and will get those done very, very soon! I promise!"
In the video, Jackson is looking for his actor Andy Serkis but realizes that he is not on the set of "The Hobbit". He is stranded in the lots for "James Bond" films instead. While he figures out where he is, the cast and crew reveal what they feel about the first three months of shooting.