Peter Jackson's two films of adaptation of The Hobbit are done filming. The first movie in the two part series is set to be released on December 13th, 2012 and the second part entitled "There and Back Again" is set to be released on December 13. 2013. The film is in the can, production has stopped and as far as we knew, that was going to be the end of the story…until now.
Peter Jackson teased at Comic-Con that he liked the idea and would be interested in shooting more footage and making another film. There are no reports as to whether he would change the films as they stand now in order to accommodate another entire film. The report is that Jackson has a desire to add another movie because he would like to explore more of the story. Warner Bros. is now crunching the numbers and figuring out the logistics and determining if this would be possible. They will have to strike new deals with all of the actors, which could prove to be tough, and figure out if they need to secure the rights to the story again, which has also be wrought with problems; but if they can figure out a way to do it, I can only imagine a third Hobbit movie would prove beneficial for them.
After the way he handled the Lord of The Rings trilogy, I implicitly trust Peter Jackson, so I say if he wants to do it…let him do it! However, the though of waiting three more years for the conclusion of The Hobbit sounds pretty painful.
Thoughts? Do you guys like this idea?