"Tonight Martin Freeman finished his last shot as Bilbo Baggins," the director wrote. "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."
He added, "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 grueling and intense, but I'm so happy with what we've been shooting. These next two movies are going to be pretty great!"
In May, Jackson informed Middle-earth fans that he had resumed final filming.
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