Yes…the title says it all. Three Hobbit movies instead of two according to the Huffington Post article by Joe Satran. In his article, he revealed that Peter Jackson announced his intention to split his vision of the Hobbit into three separate features.
The Hobbit Movie News also reported the movie being split into three segments. They wrote: Jackson dropped hints about this at Comic-Con, explaining he had a wealth of storytelling that came from 125 pages of appendices that JRR Tolkien included in a later publication of The Return Of The King, the final installment of The Lord Of The Rings.
Now for the aftermath.
There are mixed murmurings about the announcement. Some believe the decision was based solely out of greed, while others hold it’s the best path for Tolkien’s prequel to Lord of the Rings. Personally, I believe it’s both. And I see nothing wrong with making an extra buck, so long as the endeavor does not jeopardise the content. This is J R R Tolkien’s book and as far as I’m concerned, there is no room for error.
Another point to consider for splitting the movies is what was not in the forefront of the Hobbit. If you remember reading the Hobbit, Gandalf left Bilbo and the Dwarves from time to time, and returned during moments where things looked dire. But do you know why Gandalf left? I will not be the spoiler, but if you are a true Tolkien fan, then you know why, and perhaps Peter Jackson will be covering some of that storyline.
But let us first take a collective deep breath and slowly exhale. Afterall, we did trust Peter Jackson with The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and he in turn did not fail us. So, please refrain from pointing your butter soaked finger from the comfort of your movie seat, and let us give the Director a chance before we petition to have him hung by the entrails.
Oceans of Love,
- Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit expands to a trilogy (cbc.ca)
- Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit to be extended to three films (guardian.co.uk)
- Three movies for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit series (krushworth.wordpress.com)