07/23/2012 05:22 pm ET

'The Hobbit' Production Video 8: Peter Jackson Heads To Comic-Con, Wraps Production (VIDEO)

"Hobbit" fans, you're in luck. Since Peter Jackson knows that not every fan could make it to San Diego for Comic-Con, the director's latest "Hobbit" production video features footage from inside Hall H, shot by Jackson himself.

Here are a few things we learned from watching Jackson's latest "Hobbit" production diary:

  • Peter Jackson is just as excited to see you as you are to see him. "Nobody is going to stop me from shooting with my iPhone."
  • Elijah Wood is still adorable.
  • Sir Ian McKellen is still the best. Just ask Graham McTavish (Dwalin). "Ian came onto the set for the first time, and you look at him, and you go, "My God. That's Gandalf."
  • Radagast the Brown, played by scene-stealer Sylvester McCoy, will have a significantly expanded role in "The Hobbit."
  • Although we're finally introduced to the Great Goblin -- voiced by Barry Humphries -- we still have no idea what Jackson's Goblin king will look like.
  • Legolas (Orlando Bloom) is still the finest elf in the Woodland Realm.
  • The crew of "The Hobbit" went through approximately 450 miles of Yak hair during the production.
  • What happens on "The Hobbit," stays on "The Hobbit." (Optional rule: You don't talk about "The Hobbit.")

"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" arrives in theaters this December, with "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" following in December 2013.