Steven Spielberg Hopes ‘Tintin 2′ Will Be Released in 2015

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The Adventures of Tintin 2 in 2015 Steven Spielberg Hopes Tintin 2 Will Be Released in 2015

While Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin wasn’t a major box office success here in the states (it only made $77 million), the worldwide take ($373 million) was far more impressive, thanks to brand recognition overseas. And though the motion-capture film was not an incredibly faithful adaptation of Hergé’s beloved comic strip, it was considered by some to be the old school Spielberg action-adventure that Indiana Jones 4 should’ve been.

The Adventures of Tintin 2 is slated to be directed by Peter Jackson, who’s currently working on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and The Hobbit: There and Back Again (2014). The recent delay of the latter film left people wondering whether or not Jackson would be able to work on Tintin 2 later this year, as he’d previously planned. Now, according to Steven Spielberg, he (“hopefully“) will.

Courtesy of The Times of India, Spielberg said:

“Peter Jackson is directing the next one, I’m producing. We have a script and we’re going to start performance capture probably at the end of this year… Don’t hold me to it, but we’re hoping the film will come out around Christmas-time in 2015. We know which books we’re making, we can’t share that now, but we’re combining two books which were always intended to be combined by Hergé.”

When specifically asked about whether or not “The Blue Lotus” would be used as source material, Spielberg indicated that that particular story would likely be used for Tintin 3, the finale of the proposed trilogy.

Initially, word on the street was that Tintin 2 would be based on Hergé’s “The Seven Crystal Balls” and “Prisoners of the Sun,” but screenwriter Anthony Horowitz indicated that the plans had changed and Tintin 3 would be a “Crystal Balls/Prisoners” hybrid instead. Either plans have changed again or Tintin 3 is now going to be a “Crystal Balls/Prisoners/Lotus” hybrid.

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And if that is the case … well, that still leaves the source material for Tintin 2 a mystery.

It’ll be interesting to see if Peter Jackson utilizes a pseudo-Spielbergian style for Tintin 2 or if the sequel will be more reminiscent of his CGI-heavy action films King Kong and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Those films, of course, employed a style similar to Spielberg’s, as well, to varying degrees of success (both films are not without their detractors), but they’re obviously Peter Jackson films first and foremost.

Will there be an attempt to make the two films gel, stylistically-speaking? Or will their unique attributes be what makes them interesting?

What do you think, Screen Ranters? Are you interested in seeing a sequel to Tintin, or was the first film not enough to your liking? Let us know in the comments.

The Adventures of Tintin 2 might begin production later this year and might hit theaters in 2015, if all goes well.

Source: The Times of India

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  1. Oh god… I am not sitting threw another head ache fest.

  2. The first movie was alright, but not a bad kids movie. Best animation I’ve ever seen in a movie though.

  3. I was pleasantly surprised by the first one, it was pretty good. I’d watch a second one.

  4. Although the animation was superb in the first Tin Tin, I was generally unengaged and the story was occasionally confusing for the younger audience it was aimed at.

    I’m in no rush to see a sequel, but hope Peter Jackson does put his own spin on the material – much like the Harry Potter films where each director had a definitive style.

  5. I quite liked the first one, although I think it suffered from the same thing the Amazing Spider-Man did in which I just did not care for the villain at all.

  6. At first I thought a sequel to this was crazy, considering it only made $77 million domestically. Then I saw it made almost $300 million overseas. Goes to show how much worldwide box office counts these days.

    • And that’s why Hollywood needs to get its head out of its own backside and realise that the world doesn’t begin and end with America.

      I’d watch a sequel because the first film was fantastic.

  7. I’m quite pleased to hear this. I’ve always been a fan of the comic books and I loved the fan service that they put into the movie. As for which books they’re going to use as source material, the two other “two-part” adventures are 7 crystal balls/prisoners of the sun and destination moon/explorers on the moon. Personally, I’d like to see the moon storyline because of its retro sci-fi theme, but the prisoners of the sun story fits the globetrotting adventure theme better.

  8. They should remaked the first one as a live action movie instead. It would be a nice adventure movie, but without the creepy character design and dead-eyed mannequins of the animated version.

    • I thought the characters were the perfect mix of cartoony elements and lifelike elements. Polar Express had dead-eyed mannequins. Tintin however did not.. imho

  9. I wonder if they made it for under 120MM? As costs eventually rise for this stuff it could get difficult to finance a third film…

  10. I’m down to see a second one! I was actually eagerly awaiting the first movie cuz my parents bought me the comics as a kid and I loved reading those things.

    The action sequences and sweeping camera movements did kinda make me dizzy at parts but it didn’t take away from the movie too much for me. Also alot of the chase scenes reminded me of uncharted. I take that as a positive :)

  11. This is great news but the wait is too long!

    Tintin is one of the most famous cartoon series alltime in Europe, so it didn’t surprise me it did so well here. Spielberg’s Tintin was a good animation movie, but Tintin was a little too obnoxious sometimes (more than usual and too much for my taste) – as always Haddock stole the show and without him Tintin would never have been that famous.

    “7 Crystal Balls”/”Prisoners of the Sun” are my favorite Tintin stories apart from the Red Rackham story, so I really hope they are the ones picked for Tintin 2. With Jackson involved I would be surprised if not.

  12. I really enjoyed Tintin…
    I’m not the biggest fan of animated movies in general so I wasn’t in any rush to see it. But I rented it when it hit Blu-ray to watch with my nephew and I liked it more than him. It had the feel of Spielberg’s earlier films like Indiana Jones and ET that I grew up with.
    So yeah, I’d like to see a sequel and this time I’ll be sure to see it in the theater.

  13. Personnely I thought Tintin was fantastic, 2015 is way to long to wait, but I’m also a raging hobbit fan so hurry up Mr Jackson please!

  14. and, just because everybody on this website is waiting for MY opinion … here it is! (*laff!*)

    i think somebody else said it best already. i’m not in a RUSH to see a sequel. i thought the first movie was strike two/two for spielberg in 2011. as corny as ‘war horse’ ultimately was, this was somehow lamer. i know it’s a cartoon, but even for a CARTOON this was over the top. remember captain haddock belching into the plane’s engine, and the alcohol on his breath running it??

    it had some cool scenes, i guess. that long take with the bird at the end was incredible.

    • War Horse was excellent. It wasn’t corny – it was a throwback to John Ford movies and it utilized the same style of acting, aesthetic, sweeping music, etc.

  15. Did anyone really think that the first movie was going to make any money in the U.S.? You had a character that nobody in the U.S. knew, with zero back story, and who was very unheroic looking. I kept hearing “it’s just like an Indiana Jones movie!”. There’s one overwhelmingly glaring problem with that statement; it’s NOT Indiana Jones.

    In the U.S. “heroes” are larger than life. Not a metro sexual with a blue sweater and too much hair gel.

    • Refreshing to see that the world doesn’t just revolve around America, isn’t it?

      • Don’t worry. You’ll get sick of seeing Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Seth Rogen, and Paul Rudd in the latest Judd Apatow slacker comedy, just like we are.

  16. I’m a long-time fan of the TinTin books, and thought the 3Dish CGI animation of the original film was a mistake given the signature “clear line” style of illustration of the TinTin Books. When I saw the 2010 animated film The Illusionist, I thought “this is the way TinTin should look”. I will not go see Spielberg and/or Jackson’s 2nd film.

  17. This is really the best movie I have ever seen! And hopefully, TINTIN 2 will be good as well.

  18. Loved the first one! Best quality animation I’ve ever seen, and the chase scene was spectacular. Looking forward to the second!

  19. I recognized this movie because I was from Europe. The America doesnt recognized it and that’s why it was sell very low in America but thanks to Europe. An American lacking to learn more about Western Europe through comics. Many people do not recognized Azores and Portugal too. I was shock but thats America. Shame on them. A very ignorant. Anyway, I am glad that it is getting the sequel. I liked this movie and I know about this comic a long time ago. Sorry about my English.

    • You do realize that “America” is a BIG place. There are people who live in this country who go their entire lives without seeing an ocean. I’m always taken aback when people say that a lot of people from the U.S. don’t travel, when the size of the country and the cost makes it prohibitive. If you’re from the UK you hop on a ferry and you’re in Calais in about 90 minutes, or Amsterdam in about two hours, maybe three. When I went to Europe for the first time (Stockholm specifically) I had to get on a bus and travel two hours to New York, and then I had to fly 8 hours to Helsinki, and then another hour to Stockholm. If you’re from the middle of the country or the West Coast, you’d add at least another six hours to that journey, and maybe two or more plane changes. So traveling is not an easy thing to do. As for learning about Portugal, I know it sounds dumb, but many of us aren’t impacted by Portugal on a daily basis.

      The other thing is that we’ve grown up with our own heroes. Spider-Man. Batman. Superman. Captain America. The X-Men. We have stuff that’s culturally identifiable, and unique. I grew up reading Marvel Comics, so saying that TinTin is big in Europe is not exactly a selling point. I heard people say “Oh, but it’s just like Indiana Jones”. Well, there’s one problem with that. It’s NOT Indiana Jones. We like larger than life heroes with back stories we can emotionally connect to in the U.S., not a kid in a blue sweater that uses too much hair gel. There’s a reason why people love Batman, and it’s because he’s a tragic figure. Same with Spider-Man.

  20. Oh yes.. You should go to Azores island and in Portugal. They are very beautiful and the foods — oh, so delicious. Not only in France, Italy, Spain. An island of Azores and in Portugal are amazing countries. Go and see them. You will realised that they are awesome countries and foods are very delicious. Beautiful cities too.

  21. OF COURSE I can’t wait to see the next film. TINTIN is a HUGE part of my life.

  22. Can’t wait to see the second one..the feature of this movie is really fantastic ..

  23. I’m with Dazz, I thought it was a FANTASTIC film and the US should stop thinking that these worldwide releases are just for them. Perhaps Tintin is too retrospective and subtle for the mainstream US market, but there are a lot of us who aren’t American (believe it or not) who (wait for it) appreciate a good movie. I was raised on tintin, my sons are being raised on tintin, and I found my 20 month old daughter poring over “the broken ear” yesterday. The film rang completely true – in fact it took my breath away seeing the 2d characters in such believable 3d. Although the plot wandered through several of the books of the series fairly randomly, it was true to the sweeping adventure genre of the originals, and was full of references for tintin nerds like me.

    I would have thought the sequel would be red rackham’s treasure, as it pairs up with the secret of the unicorn – but too much of it was covered in unicorn. Pity, I love the undersea shark calculus comes up with, and the wreck is awesome. So yes, I think it’ll be crystal balls/prisoners as they’re the only other clear pair.

  24. I am very American, and loved Tin Tin. I have anxiously been waiting for the sequel. Would love to read the books/comics!

  25. I a’m a great fan of Tin Tin and I loved the first movie. I am anxiously waiting for the sequel and i hope it will realease by the end of 2015!

  26. Looking forward to seeing a lot more of tin tin movies.. both directors work.

  27. I can’t wait for this movie to come out, I’m a massive tintin fan. (I have all of the books!)
    The first movie was amazing! So can’t wait for a sequel!
    M x
    Age 11

  28. I loved it! I can’t wait for the next instalment… I really thought Spielberg did a fantastic job. He managed to modernise the story so tastefully without loosing it’s old school charm. I loved Tin Tin as a kid and watching it took me straight back. It’ll be interesting to see what Peter Jackson does with the next one…