And it’s a crappy, merchandise tie-in, PEZ dispenser. What? I’m not surprised by the coming promotional, merchandising bonanza surrounding The Amazing Spider-man. I’m not shocked by PEZ dispensers molded to look like Spidey and his nemesis, The Lizard. I am a little taken aback that the first time we see him, in full on lizard mode, is as a PEZ dispenser. How lame.
This photo evidence, which I guess could be a fake but looks like a pretty accurate, crappy PEZ dispenser to me, was discovered by an anonymous fan. They then shared it with the internet masses ensuring anyone and everyone would see it before the day was done…
Finally we’re given more than a silly, incredibly short, shows nothing, teaser to tide us through the long winter before Game of Thrones returns in April of next year. In this behind-the-scenes featurette, HBO gives us our first look at season two of their wildy succesful series. It’s a spoiler free video, for the most part. You get your first glimpse of Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer), Melisandre (Carice van Houten), Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) and there are plenty of returning faces, but, sadly, you won’t get any actual clip from the show.
What you do have is a lot of production talk as show creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.They share their challenges with a second season and their hopes for the series’ future.
Three still shots have been made available via Entertainment Weekly featuring Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and Sir Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey. Okay, everyone, calm down. I can hear you all freakin’ out from here. Oh wait, that’s just me. OMG! SQUEE! The Hobbit is really, really, really happening. Somehow, seeing them in costume and make-up on set makes it all feel real.
Over at EW is also a video where you can see director Peter Jackson, umm, directing Freeman. Doesn’t everything look just how you imagined it would? You know, exactly like the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. It’s like we never even left Middle Earth. Jackson had this to say about Freeman as Bilbo,
He fits the ears, and he’s got some very nice feet. I think he’s got the biggest hobbit feet we’ve had so far. They’re a little bit hard to walk in, but he’s managed to figure out the perfect hobbit gait.
And about McKellen as Gandalf,
He’s in fantastic form. In a way, his role in The Hobbit has more technical difficulties than Lord of the Rings did, because he has scenes with 14 smaller characters — obviously the dwarves and the hobbit are shorter… I remember saying to him [laughs], “Look, this isn’t Waiting for Godot or King Lear. This is The Hobbit. This is the real thing.”