Fair dos - my comparison was unfair. Although I still don't think that they would have split it into three films unless they had the material for it. Needless to say, I will be more than disappointed if it's padded with lots of bad or unnecessary scenes.
(Original post by Super Cicero)
There's a big difference though. The decision to make LOTR into 3 films was made before they started filming it, and making it into 3 films was logical since there was 3 books. The Hobbit is one short book (plus the info in ROTK appendices) and they made the decision to split it into 3 films AFTER they'd finished filming it.
Oh well, it doesn't really matter. I'm just looking forward to 2015 when I'll be able to watch the extended editions of all 6 films in the Tolkien saga! I still really really hope they make a film about the fall of Numenor and war of the last alliance
though - but I doubt they will since it wouldn't be as commercially viable - no hobbits, no Gandalf, darker story etc.
You can always hold out hope. It may also turn up sometime in the more distant future - when many actors from LOTR are no longer available, the place to turn for more Tolkien would be stories set with new character sets.
By the way, that link puts forward a very good argument.
Last edited by lightburns; 01-08-2012 at 20:24.