Freeman, Evans Wrap Their “Hobbit” Filming

Actors Martin Freeman and Luke Evans have finished shooting their scenes this week for Peter Jackson’s trilogy closer “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” in New Zealand.

Evans confirmed the news on his Twitter, revealing that he’s immediately flying to Europe to begin work on Universal’s “Dracula”.

Jackson confirmed the Freeman news on his Facebook page, posting two set photos and a little blurb which you can read below. Freeman’s “Sherlock” co-star Benedict Cumberbatch is filming his remaining scenes this week, while reportedly all the remaining scenes left to film involve the dwarves. Here’s what Jackson says:

“Tonight Martin Freeman finished his last shot as Bilbo Baggins. The end of an incredible two and a half years. I cannot imagine anyone else in this role – a character that Martin has nurtured and crafted with love and great skill.

We have said goodbye to our elves, humans, wizards and now the hobbit. We now enter our final 2 weeks of pick-ups, and it’s wall to wall dwarves. These pick-ups have been gruelling and intense, but I’m so happy with what we’ve been shooting. These next two movies are going to be pretty great!”