30 July 2012

Peter Jackson Confirms THIRD Hobbit Film

Peter Jackson just announced via his Facebook page that the rumours of a third Hobbit film are, in fact, true.

"We know how much of the story of Bilbo Baggins, the Wizard Gandalf, the Dwarves of Erebor, the rise of the Necromancer, and the Battle of Dol Guldur will remain untold if we do not take this chance," he explains. "The richness of the story of The Hobbit, as well as some of the related material in the appendices of The Lord of the Rings, allows us to tell the full story of the adventures of Bilbo Baggins and the part he played in the sometimes dangerous, but at all times exciting, history of Middle-earth."

Sir Ian McKellen even confirmed this on Twitter, simply stating: "Two HOBBIT films will become THREE."

What do you think of all this? Comment below or join the discussion on my Facebook page!


UPDATE: According to Deadline NY, the third Hobbit film will be released in summer of 2014.

FURTHER UPDATE: The third 'Hobbit' film will NOT serve as a bridge film, but will instead help to tell the story of The Hobbit in three parts.

2 comments:

  1. So fkin awesome!! PJ's trilogies will be historic, mark my words.

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  2. I'm super excited, but I wonder how much of this was forethought and how much of it was afterthought? Generally, I find, stories that are conceived of as trillogies (think LOTR, Star Wars) fit together much more tightly than those who simply get sequels tacked on after the fact (The Matrix, Pirates of the Caribbean). As it's quite early in the release process for the studio to be thinking about it's bottom line, I am inclined to think that this idea has been percolating at Weta for while. That said, does this mean still yet even more filming OR does PJ already have enough footage to tell the story he intends? Most exciting, most exciting...

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