Peter Jackson Confirms Release of The Hobbit

December 7, 2009

Peter Jackson recently said in an interview that, despite all the rumors on the internet, The Hobbit is coming along nicely and we can expect to see it in the next couple of years. So stop believing all that nonsense about the movie being delayed -- the man himself has spoken.

Jackson revealed all in an interview with Collider:

You don’t want to believe everything you read on the internet.  We were due to deliver the scripts and be shooting sometime around April and now I think I said in an interview we were shooting in June.  And somehow people are now saying the film is delayed.  As far as I am aware, they are not delayed at all.  I am not even sure when we are going to start shooting…we are delivering the scripts just after Christmas they’ll be finished and we’ll be shooting as soon as we possibly can.

When asked whether the movie would still be getting a release in December of 2011 Jackson said, "At this stage, that is certainly the plan.  Yeah."

So all you worrywarts fretting your heads about the demise of The Hobbit can relax. When Jackson says something's going to happen, it's going to happen. (Unless it doesn't.)

Jackson also talked a bit about the Blu-ray relase of The Lord of the Rings, saying only that he'd seen the discs and approved them and, to the best of his knowledge, there would be a separate release of the extended versions on Blu-ray at a later date.

That's a lot to look forward to coming out of the Peter Jackson camp. So what should we look forward to more -- the Blu-ray release of LOTR or the theatrical release of The Hobbit? Don't forget, The Hobbit is actually going to be a pair of movies, which only adds to the things we have to be thankful for.

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