With the Warner Brothers panel slowly wrapping up here in a little bit, it’s clear both the studio and Legendary Pictures have teamed up to create a panel that has truly set the standard at this year’s Comic-Con. With very positive reception from Pacific Rim, Godzilla, and Man of Steel, the spotlight is left on The Hobbitas it’s ready for a massive footage unveiling at the convention. Two films are already planned, and Peter Jackson has confirmed production has wrapped. So that seems to be the end of that…right? Well, according to a new report it seems we may be in for an entire prequel trilogy.
Collider and their partners The Omelette report that Peter Jackson has gone on record as saying that he would like to shoot more footage for The Hobbit. What they may eventually lead to is an extended version of one of the two films in the future, or with some editing he could blend the footage he has and turn it into a complete third film.
Nothing is confirmed at this point and time, not to mention the ultimate decision will be left to Warner Brothers themselves. With the amount of money already put into production, the studio will have the ultimate say on whether or not they’ll pump more cash into the films. Then again with The Hobbitbeing as talked about as it already is, nearly guaranteed to be a hit, Warner Brothers may want to look into a trilogy that would lock up three Holiday wins in a row.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is set for December 14th of this year, with The Hobbit: There & Back Again set for December 13th, 2013.
We’ll keep you updated as information develops.