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The Hobbit, Batman v Superman take centre stage at Comic Con

Published on Jul 27, 2014 6:57 AM
People dressed like characters from the Batman movies are pictured during the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego, California on July 25, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SAN DIEGO (REUTERS) - The realm of Middle Earth and caped superheroes brought adventure and battle to Comic Con, as fans of Warner Bros' The Hobbit and Batman v Superman were treated to first-look sneak peeks of the films on Saturday.

The eager audience at the convention, most of whom had camped out overnight to get into the 6,500-capacity hall, were treated to a 10-minute blooper reel of main actors on Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit messing up their lines and goofing around on set.

They were also given a first look at The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, out in cinemas on Dec 17, which saw a glimpse on the epic-scale battle that takes place in Middle Earth, based on the books by J.R.R. Tolkein.

"It's always great when you can kill off some main characters," said director Peter Jackson, a fan favourite at Comic Con.

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