It's hardly an unexpected journey ...
Actors involved with The Hobbit movie trilogy have returned to Wellington from around the world, with filming for the final two films expected to resume today.
Director Sir Peter Jackson could not be reached for comment yesterday, but industry insiders say his Stone Street Studios in Miramar will be working on new scenes for the next 10 weeks or so.
Lord of the Rings fan site TheOneRing.net said it was able to confirm "from the very best of sources" that work on the remaining two films would kick off today.
"It seems likely that most of the principal cast will return for the segment, although not all are specifically confirmed," the website said.
"Lots of actors have reported through social media that they are returning and we know this block of filming has always been in the plans."
British actor Adam Brown, who plays the dwarf Ori, tweeted on Saturday evening that he was at Los Angeles International Airport with "half"' of The Hobbit crew, getting ready to fly to New Zealand.