While New Line Cinema are not saying much about a possible third Hobbit movie they aren’t ruling it out either although Guillermo Del Toro says it will not be him directing the film as he is only committed to his 2 Hobbit movies.
A third Hobbit movie would be the so called ‘bridging movie’ which would fill in the gap between the end of The Hobbit and the start of The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Assuming The Hobbit movies are the success we expect them to be, the opportunity to bring the old cast from The Lord of the Rings movies together with the new cast of The Hobbit movies will be far too hard to resist for the money men of Hollywood while having more artistic license will probably be too hard for Peter Jackson to resist.
It was originally going to be the second Hobbit movie but Del Toro decided The Hobbit required 2 movies to do the book justice as he also wants to cover The White Council and Dol Guldur within his movies.
Del Toro has told MTV that we as fans should already know where he will break his 2 movies.
“When you read the book, there is only one place to break it really and everybody knows it. It’s been discussed in forums and there’s a lot of people that are right. That’s where it’s going to break. So it’s very simple.”
“What we’re doing is because we have the relationship between Bilbo and Thorin and all the dwarves, there is a logical place for that relationship. There is a moment in the book where something is accomplished that allows us to say, Okay, on to the next one after this.”
Where does Del Toro intend to break the movies and will Peter Jackson return to the directors chair for one last visit to Middle Earth?