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Peter Jackson Finds New Way To Draw 'The Hobbit' Out


His work in repetition and stalling have already stretched a simple tale into a three-film deal, and now lengthening innovator Peter Jackson has figured a way to pad The Hobbit into a three-year affair as well. His secret? Post-production delays.

Once scheduled for a July 18, 2014 release, The Hobbit: There and Back Again has now reportedly been bumped to December 17--like the upcoming Desolation of Smog, heading to theaters a full year after its predecessor. The move means the trilogy closer is no longer going up against the summer competition of X-Men: Days of Future Past. Now no nerd must be forced choose between the sci-fi time travel of mutants and the variously-grounded time travel of "Oh, I guess we're just going watch to these dwarves walk for a few minutes now."

  • May 31, 2011
    With shooting on a two-part The Hobbit franchise underway, New Line and MGM have gone ahead and sent out the official titles and release dates for the films. As previously rumored, the first film has been assigned the puberty pamphlet-esque subtitle An Unexpected Journey, and i... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2011
    A person whose hobby is monitoring movie titles that are registered by the major studios tells that New Line has registered a couple new films beginning with the "The Hobbit," seemingly giving away the subtitles of their planned two-film series. Those titles: The... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2012
    As evidenced by the continued strain on the World of Warcraft servers, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has yet to reach theaters, but already we're getting a look at the third film in the trilogy. From Entertainment Weekly, here's Luke Evans as Bard and Orlando Bloom reprisin... / Continue →
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