It's safe to say that we pretty much all loved Peter Jackson's 'The Lord of the Rings' movie trilogy, which grossed about $3 billion in worldwide sales during their 2001-2003 releases. Now it looks like Warner Bros. is seeking to achieve the same results with the upcoming 'Hobbit' movie adaptation -- or should we say, adaptations -- as it's looking to become a movie trilogy.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Word out of Comic Con 2012 was that Peter Jackson is thinking about turning 'The Hobbit' - his two part prequel to the 'Lord of the Rings Trilogy' and adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien classic - into a trilogy. This was not just idle talk as he and the studios are now in "deep negotiations."
The Comic-Con 2012 Warner Bros. panel on Saturday in Hall H is one of the biggest gatherings we've seen so far here in San Diego. Yeah, 'Resident Evil' and Disney pretty much blew us away, but Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures brought together three top dogs to Comic-Con's largest space -- 'Pacific Rim,' 'Man of Steel' and 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.'
After Warner Bros. released 10 snapshots from 'The Hobbit' movie and Peter Jackson unveiled the latest poster for Comic-Con 2012 on his Facebook page, fans of both the book and 'The Lord of the Rings' franchise have been waiting to get their hands on the next sneak peek. Well, it's finally here in the form of a lengthy scrolling image that reveals 10 scenes from the upcoming movie (the first two are shown above).
Peter Jackson returns to Comic-Con's Hall H this year with 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,' part one of two films based on the J.R.R. Tolkien book of the same name, and prequel to Jackson's 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy.
Also making an appearance? These awesome new Lego mini-figures based on Jackson's films. Warning: Cuteness ahead might make you geek out.
Much like how everyone in the world saw the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy, everyone in the world is surely going to see 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' and its follow-up, 'The Hobbit: There and Back Again.' Although this makes advertising for these films feel ever-so-slightly redundant, it's impossible to look upon this new Comic Con poster and not get that chill down your spin: we're going back to Middle Earth this December.