While eagerly awaiting the March 24 release of BATTLE OF FIVE ARMIES on Bluray/DVD, I decided to get a head start on the box art for my fanedit. I scanned my 1966 leather-bound edition of The Hobbit and used its artwork as the basis for the new design you see here. I then downloaded an even older book cover and overlayed it with the green leather to give it a more aged look, closer to the LOTR Extended Edition DVDs.
The back cover uses the theatrical poster from Desolation of Smaug as its base, along with a plot synopsis that I grabbed from An Unexpected Journey. The credits were modified to include major actors from across all three films, and of course removing those that were cut completely (sorry Cate Blanchett and Christopher Lee). I also added a few bragging points on the actual fanedit itself, just to help this version stand out a bit more. Maybe it's not the Definitive Fanedit of the Hobbit Trilogy, but why not say so anyways, right?