Guillermo del Toro & The Hobbit Officially Together At Last!

Published 7 years ago by , Updated March 9th, 2013 at 1:38 pm,
guillermo del toro Guillermo del Toro & The Hobbit Officially Together At Last!

Millions of geeks across of the world must now change their pants…

Guillermo del Toro (currently in post-production on this summer’s HellBoy II: The Golden Army) has officially signed on to direct The Hobbit and its sequel – i.e. the untitled Lord of the Rings “bridge” film.

This announcement comes after months and months (and months!) of speculation, rumor and flat-out Internet BS.

The current plans have del Toro moving down to New Zealand where he will spend the next four years(!) working closely with Peter Jackson (i.e. that other Lord of the Rings guy whose producing both films) & Co.

Like Jackson with the LOTR trilogy, del Toro plans on shooting both films back-to-back. Hey, it worked out the last time!

And although it’s not written in stone, everyone’s expecting LOTR scribes Jackson, Fran Walsh and Phillipa Boyens to pen the new films with del Toro.

The Hobbit and LOTR “bridge” film are currently scheduled for late 2011 and 2012 releases.

OK fellas, you can now geek out…

Source: Variety (image from

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  1. I wonder if it’s going to be 3D…?


  2. LOL.

    Shhhhhh! Don’t give them any ideas, Boss!


  3. hah,

    If it was 3D it would be the biggest disappointment in movie history, lol. Luckily we know its not if they’re going to New Zealand to film and revisit some sets.

    I wonder which lead actors will be in the ‘bridge’ film from the trilogy?

  4. Rob,

    There have been rumors of Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) possibly appearing. I don’t recall it ever being denied by the studio, correct me if I’m wrong.

    I could see that happening actually…


  5. Really glad of this. Del Torro can do dark fantasy and a fresh mind on it should spark things up.

    Really looking forward to seeing the Battle of the Five Armies! :D

  6. I’ve been really disappointed with the way del Toro has handled the Hellboy franchise, but I enjoyed Pan’s Labyrinth, so I am expecting The Hobbit to be at least decent. This ‘bridge’ film people are talking about, is it The Hobbit split in two parts, or are they coming up with new material based on the works of Tolkien?

  7. I’m just happy that Peter Jackson is involved directly in the project. If he wasn’t I would be very worried. As much as he LOVES Tolkien, I know that he will work very hard to make sure that no injustice is done to the Hobbit and LOTR.

  8. hahahhaa

    That’s cruel. Funny, but cruel. :)

  9. Sounds like the perfect marriage to me!