Then There Were Three…Hobbit Movies
As we reported last week what could be a possibility in the near future, has now become official. The Hobbit will officially be released as a 3-movie trilogy instead of the previously planned two-movie feature. Peter Jackson made the speculation official yesterday, announcing on his facebook page that indeed the movie will now consist of 3 movies. He said,
” We were really pleased with the way the story was coming together, in particular, the strength of the characters and the cast who have brought them to life. All of which gave rise to a simple question: do we take this chance to tell more of the tale? And the answer from our perspective as the filmmakers, and as fans, was an unreserved ‘yes.'”
The announcement has been received with mixed reviews. This holds true with the fans who have spoken on here. There is a gentle line of excitement of “more content” to be able to view about The Hobbit, accompanied with fear that perhaps there is too much movie for one book. The one big promising fact, is that Jackson and all major film makers involved in the film were in firm agreement that more was need to tell the “rich story” of the Hobbit.
As of now, the 3rd movie is set to be released in the Summer of 2014, only a 6 month gap between the 2nd movie release date. It is hard not to be excited for the movie as anything from Tolkien, put to screen by Peter Jackson is hard to imagine not being cinematically stunning. What are the thoughts from the fans?