Facebook page, following the announcement that he had declined an invitation to participate in this year's Comic-Con.
"New Line and Warner Bros were very happy to support a presentation, but I declined, simply because I felt it was too early," Jackson writes. "There's so much more of the films still to shoot. I just wanted to get that out there, because I've seen various references to the possibility of something Hobbity at Comic Con. Hate to disappoint anyone. But something tells me we will be there in force next year."
He adds: "We've just finished a new video blog, covering a little more of the first block of shooting. So please enjoy this - at least you don't have to travel to San Deigo to see it! I've been on the go since wrapping the first shooting block, but I'm about to settle down and get into the much delayed 20 Questions. I've a few half-written and will get those done very, very soon! I promise!"
In this video, Jackson is seen looking for Andy Serkis, who is not on the 'Hobbit' set, but is instead stranded on the 'James Bond' lots; we see Andy Serkis and Martin Freeman working on a scene together; and the cast and crew reveal how they feel about the first three months of filming.
Filming is scheduled to resume this September.