Watch: This Stuff Makes Us Real Excited for 'The Wolverine,' 'Pacific Rim' and 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

Watch: This Stuff Makes Us Real Excited for 'The Wolverine,' 'Pacific Rim' and 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

Jul 02, 2013

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Who’s ready for some behind-the-scenes featurettes? If you are, you’re in luck – because today I come bearing three new clips for some of 2013’s most anticipated films. If you love The Hobbit, Pacific Rim and The Wolverine, you’ll want to check out these new videos.

Peter Jackson is hard at work shooting pickups for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug -- so busy that he won’t be making the pilgrimage to Comic-Con later this month. While that’s bad news for my fellow nerdlings who planned to attend the biggest event in comic-dom this year, Jackson hasn’t left us completely high and dry – the filmmaker has released another of his famous video blogs, this one highlighting everything the cast and crew are currently doing to get the film ready for release this December.

Jackson’s video blogs are always elaborate affairs, and this latest entry is no exception. We go behind the scenes with the set designers, prop masters, makeup artists and fight choreographers as they put the cast through their paces in preparation for this new installment. If you love technical footage, this nearly 11-minute-long clip is chock-full of cool stuff. Have a peek at it below, courtesy of our friends at The Movie Box.

We’re less than two weeks away from the debut of Guillermo del Toro’s monsters-vs.-robots film Pacific Rim, and the director has teamed up with Legendary Pictures to release a new featurette that not only showcases some of the blockbuster’s big battles (a mech swinging a battleship like a toy? Is that a little dig at last summer’s Battleship?), but also gives us a bit of insight about who the main players are in humanity’s last ditch effort to win the war with the giant Kaiju.

GdT shares the screen with stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba and Charlie Day (not gonna lie – it’s going to be hard to watch Charlie Day in this and not think of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), as each explains a bit about their characters and the film as a whole. We can’t wait to finally see this movie, and this new feature has us more excited than ever. Check it out and see what you think.

Finally, we wrap things up with a look at the story at the heart of The Wolverine.

Hugh Jackman headlines this new clip, subtitled A Ronin Story, which takes us inside the narrative of James Mangold’s upcoming film. The clip features some new footage and sets the stage nicely for the film’s debut on July 25. Here’s to hoping they finally get a Wolverine stand-alone film right…

[via The Movie Box, Digital Spy]

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