In a surprising, yet somehow not unexpected, change of events the release for the third Hobbit film, The Hobbit: There And Back Again, has been pushed to December 17, 2014. Surprising, because I thought the July 18, 2014 release date was their way of appeasing fans who were upset it became another trilogy. Unexpected, because let’s be honest, turning the series into a trilogy means more time is needed. This is Peter fuckin’ Jackson, he is not one to rush things.
And I’m okay with that. Let the man take his time and give us a another damn good trilogy of films. I enjoyed The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but I know others felt it was sluggish and weak, so the next two need to be really solid if it has any hope of matching The Lord of the Rings.
What do you think of the added wait time? Is it asking too much of fans?
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug releases later this year on December 13th.