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Then There Were Three…Hobbit Movies

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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?

  • Sdfgerg

    silmarilion triology next!!!

  • Sregwrg

    It`s an amaizing book and i think it will be amaizing!

  • Ryan Braswell

    i love the all of the books and jackson brought tolkien’s world to life as no one else could with The Lord of the Rings trilogy, but honestly The Hobbit could have easily been one film.

  • Babs13

    Mr. Jackson, I knew you would make the right decision!  From someone who has to rely on the movies to experience Middle Earth, I am SOOO very excited and I cannot wait to see what you will do with three more films!!!! THANK YOU!

  • Yete

    I must admit i was a bit sceptical about three hobbit movies but Peter Jackson is a legend, he will have made the right decision! 🙂

  • Barneyfife1111

    Three movies gleaned from one book? Are you kidding me? This extending of the single book to three whole movies is as shameless profiteering as I’ve ever seen. I’ll wait until all three are on video before I see any of them.

  • Ginger Elf

    I was a bit worried they would ruin the book I know and love until I realized that there will be material added from the Appendices. I hope The Hobbit is great! CAN’T WAIT!!!!

  • blogger resuscitated

    mate, it’s an epic we won’t grow tired of;)

  • Sorrywood

    Go for it!

  • mcdoogle

    They really could have made it into 6, 2.5 hour movies to be honest.

  • mcdoogle

    Interesting perspective. Well put!

    I only wish they would have stretched The Lord of the Rings into more films, as there’s definitely more content there than in The Hobbit. I almost feel as though this is Peter’s way of editing and completing the entire tale in a way he perhaps couldn’t before with limited budget and technology.

  • mcdoogle

    Additionally, I believe this is also an attempt to flesh out LotR a little further, as Peter was limited by technology, budget, and time with that trilogy, when so much more could have gone into it.

    This team could have stretch LotR into 6, 2.5-3 hour films if they had wanted to.

  • Chad

    I was having a hard time finding out where exactly he wanted to cut with 2 movies. But now 3 I’m thinking he’s going to make up somethings in between and that he’s a bit money hungry.

  • Jason Snowden

    To whom it may concern, I am a lifelong fan of Tolkein and a huge fan of the movies, it is my life’s DREAM to be a part of these films. If anyone when, where and knows who to contact to be an extra please let me know with due haste!! I have experience working as an extra on Hollywood blockbusters.