Peter Jackson goes undercover

04:01, Jul 27 2014
Peter Jackson undercover
Sir Peter Jackson went undercover at Comic-Con.

Peter Jackson walked through crowds at Comic-Con without a single person recognising him.

Not because fans had forgotten the famous director's Lord of The Rings film trilogy but because he chose to get into the spirit of the day and go incognito - donning the disguise of an evil jester.

Later, Jackson posted the reveal on his Facebook page: "I had a fun day at Comic-Con walking among you all," he wrote. "Did anyone see the Evil Jester? Some of you did because you asked him to pose for pics! Cheers, Peter J."

Peter Jackson undercover
A disguised Sir Peter Jackson spots a man with a "The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies" bag at Comic-Con.

One photo even features Jester Jackson pointing at a man holding a bag for The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies - which will be released in theatres December 17.

It's the reason Jackson is attending the San Diego Comic-Con, taking part in a panel for the final film in the fantasy trilogy.

The cast and crew from the final instalment of The Hobbit trilogy showed off the first trailer for the fantasy film at the pop-culture convention, as well as a blooper reel from both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies.

Daniel Radcliffe has also been unmasked, the Harry Potter star dressed as Spider-Man to avoid being mobbed by fans at the event.

Last year, Doctor Who's Matt Smith wore a Homer Simpson mask, and The Big Bang Theory's Johnny Galecki dressed in Princess Leia's Bounty Hunter costume.