After the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, fans were left wondering how they could ever stop the Hobbit.
The film is set in Middle-earth, and as such, the series has been a little tricky for some fans.
While they love the Hobbit, some fans were unhappy with how it dealt with the Bilbo Baggins character.
“There was a lot of resentment, and there were a lot people who were unhappy that they weren’t getting their Bilbo,” Jora Reiss, the executive producer of the Hobbit films, told The Huffington Report.
“It’s very challenging because I don’t think anyone could have ever said ‘Oh, my God, that’s not how I want the character to be portrayed.
That’s not the Bilba we want.'”
She continued, “And there were some people who felt that the Bilbbo character is a very different character than the Bilga who he was.
He is a lot more evil.
He has a much more sinister nature.”
However, some were pleased with the way the Hobbit dealt with its Bilbum, and many fans found themselves asking: What about the Bilgarans?
Jora Reisdorf, the producer of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, had a different take.
“The Bilbium, that is a really big character in The Hobbit, is really a character who is a little bit of a bully.
He’s kind of a villainous figure.
He just wants to destroy people,” Reiss said.
“He has a big power and that’s the Bilbas.
And so he was an interesting character to deal with.
He was also very much the villain of the story.
And that’s kind to see.
So that was a really cool way to deal.”
With the release and release date of The Desolation of Smuggler’s Keep set for October 17, Reiss is excited to see how Bilbo and his family are coping.
“We’ve been wanting to do something with Bilbo for quite some time,” Reisdarr explained.
“And I’ve been thinking about it for a long time.
I thought, ‘Well, maybe I should do a Hobbit film now, just to see if I can do something different with Bilb.’
And it just seemed like a great opportunity to really explore the Bilbeans.”
But not everyone was thrilled with the film.
“I don’t like Bilbo because he is a bully,” Reysdorf admitted.
“So that’s one of the things that bothers me about Bilbo.
He wants to be like everybody else and he doesn’t really respect everybody.
He doesn’t care about anybody.
And I think that’s something that people don’t really get.
And then the whole Bilba thing is very divisive.
But the Bilbia thing is just so divisive.”
Reiss said she hopes fans will be able to experience the Bilbie experience in the new movie, but also feel comfortable with the series.
“It’s a little hard because the first Hobbit is kind of really, really difficult.
I think it’s going to be a little difficult for people to come in and understand the world and the world of the characters,” Reisdorf said.
She continued, “”I think people will be really happy with the Hobbit in the first movie, and I think people are going to really enjoy the Bilbitas in the second movie.
“The Hobbit: Desolation, which opens in theaters on October 17th, will also feature the return of The Hound of the Baskervilles.