Here’s a transcript of an interview with Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro about the upcoming Hobbit movies. Its a long read but worth it to get an idea of what they’re thinking.
I’m still not sure what this second film is going to contain – at the very least, it looks like it will fill in the information about what Gandalf is up to behind the scenes during the main action of the Hobbit (i.e., Dol Guldur, etc.) which is cool – but I’m not sure how you make a whole movie out of it.
I talked about this before, but that was with the assumption that they would be splitting the Hobbit movie into two parts, and from the interview it sort of looks like they’re just filling in blacks left between the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings – and, I dunno, narratively, a lot of those are blank for a reason…
We’ll see. I’m excited regardless.