Rejoice, Middle Earthlings, Peter Jackson Wants to Make a THIRD Hobbit Movie

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The Hobbit Part 1: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Movie Comic Con PosterIronic, since a few years ago Jackson wasn’t even sure if he wanted to invest the years necessary to even direct the “Hobbit” films, before eventually being talked into it. Now he’s looking at a third movie? Sounds like someone’s caught the Hobbit bug. Or is that Orc virus?

In any case, after hinting that his time on Middle Earth shooting the two “Hobbit” movies might not be after all while wowing the fanboys at Comic Con, it appears Peter Jackson has started talking with Warner Bros. about the “the logistics of what it would take to make another movie” in the previously expected two-part movie. I.e. So howzabout another “Hobbit” movie, kids?

Those talks are said to have accelerated in recent days, with the studio on board if the right financial arrangements can be achieved. That includes securing new actor deals for the expansive cast as well as shoring up certain rights associated with the property (The Hobbit has a long a tortured rights history.)

J.R.R. Tolkien’s original “The Hobbit” novel is a 300-plus page book, which makes you wonder if there is enough material for not two, but three movies, especially since Jackson and company did the entire “Lord of the Rings” trilogy in three movies, one movie per book. Then again, there were probably enough material in those three installments for six movies if you were to cut them into 2-hour chunks. What did the final run-time of “Return of the King” eventually come in at on DVD, around five hours or something?

The thing here is that Jackson is the one who is expressing the desire to do three movies, not the studio. I’m sure the studio will be more than happy to say Yes, if the money stuff works out for them. When has a movie studio ever turned down an additional installment to a sure-thing franchise? And the fact that it’s Jackson pushing this will no doubt make the fans happy.

Whatever the studio and Jackson end up deciding, the first of the (possible) trilogy, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” debuts later this year, followed by Part 2′s “There and Back Again” in 2013 around the same time. And if a Part 3 gets made, one would assume it would arrive in 20114.

Peter Jackson and Sean Bean on the set of The Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Movie Image

Via : THR

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  • sin isfree

    is he only competent to produce LOTR adaptation?

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      No, bnut the man has dedicated entire decades of his life to this world. He litterally lost himself in it (He lost a ton of weight filming the first three films), which is why he was hesitant to jump back in but once he did, he lost himself in the world again. As much as I like Del Toro I’m glad we got Jackson back. I for one loved his King Kong, expcet that it took 45 mins to get to the Island. Otherwise I liked it alot.

  • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

    if he wants to make a 3rd movie, does that mean the current 2 do not end? or is he extending the 2nd one into 4 hours? Otherwise, he’s making the sequel to the hobbit in a 3rd movie.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      I’m guessing he’ll cut up the second movie and add additional scenes/sequences to pad out a third film.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        Agreed!! Between later releases about the world, and notes and such there is a wealth of source material to pull from.

  • Lexavi80

    20114!!?? That’s too long. I would get bored expecting the 3rd movie for 18102 years.

    Anyway, I’m not really sure what to think of this. I love LOTR, Hobbit and Peter Jackson. Simple as that, however I can’t help but think that The Hobbit could have been done in 1 fabulous movie, not two.

    I already made peace with it and agree that 2 movies could make the story more complete. I mean… two movies will definably bring the council of wizards expelling the nigromant out of the Black Forrest, right?

    But a third movie? I just don’t know if I want to drag the pretty cool short Hobbit story in 3 films, unless Jackson is planning to bring pieces from LOTR and The Silmarilion we never saw, like Tom Bombadil, Beren & Luthien, The Scoarching of The Shire, etc. And if he does, how will that fit in The Hobbit?

    I trust and like Pete Jackson, but let’s see what happens.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      That’s EXACTLY what he’s doing Lex! That’s the reason it was two movies in the first place. He was bringing in stuff from those, and then realized he had more to play with than he thought. Well not the stuff from LoTR exactly like the Scouring of the Shire and Tom Bombadill, but the stuff in the Silmarilion, and the lost tales and his notes and such. Between that and the appenices he’s covered for source material.