There Won't Be a Third 'Hobbit' Movie

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While there is enough footage to make three Hobbit movies, Warner Bros is sticking with their original plan for two, a studio spokesperson told Variety.

Supposedly, there was a rumor circulating at Comic-Con that Peter Jackson will announce the third film during the studio's panel on Saturday, but a spokesperson told trade that there won't be any "planned or surprise announcements” for a third movie at Convention.

“The plan was always for two," this person said.

Jackson announced on his Facebook page last Friday that, after 266 days in production, he's done with principal photography for the two movies and that he'll be attending Comic-Con.

Presumably, he'll have some footage of the movie prepared for the audience attending the Hobbit panel at Comic-Con this Saturday.

Don't fret about all those extra footage going to waste though. I'm sure Jackson will find a way to stuff those in the movies' DVD/Blu-ray releases.

The first movie, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, will kick off the Middle Earth adventure on December 14, 2012, with the second movie, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, arriving the following year on December 13, 2013.

Jackson is expected to direct the sequel to The Adventures of Tintin after the Hobbit movies.

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