The Hobbit Officially Announced As A Trilogy
|Martin Freeman – The Hobbit|
Director Peter Jackson confirms rumors that a third movie has been added to his upcoming adaptation of the beloved fantasy novel. Jackson justified the then imminent move to make three films: “We have incredible source material with the appendices. Because The Hobbit is obviously the novel, but then we also have the rights to use 125 pages of additional notes that… expanded the world of The Hobbit that’s published at the end of Return of the King.” Jackson provided further explanation on Monday in a Facebook post, arguing that the extra story material he is drawing upon may forever be kept under wraps if he doesn’t use it now: “We know how much of the story of Bilbo Baggins, the Wizard Gandalf, the Dwarves of Erebor, the rise of the Necromancer, and the Battle of Dol Guldur will remain untold if we do not take this chance.”
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