Peter Jackson confirms third ‘Hobbit’ film
Novel now officially extended to a trilogy, with finale likely coming summer 2014.
Peter Jackson really wanted it to be one, and now it has happened. The director’s adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien novel ‘The Hobbit’, previously set to be split into two films releasing December 2012 and 2013, will now officially have a third film to it.
Deadline reports that Warner Bros. and New Line are still talking about the financials of it, but Peter Jackson has confirmed that the film will become a trilogy now. And also, the third part is likely to head to cinemas in the summer of 2014 which is a break from the usual December release date that the series has had so far. Jackson previously said that there’s so much material from the appendices that Tolkien wrote that he thinks it warrants a third film to bring them to life. We don’t know whether we will get to see the ending of ‘The Hobbit’ in the second film and the third film will be that extra material, or will that material be padded out in the middle of the three films. But we’ll find that out soon enough, I assume.
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