Not everyone was happy when it was announced that Peter Jackson’s adaption of Tolkien’s beloved The Hobbit would be split into 3 parts. After seeing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey I relaxed a bit. Sure one might argue that there is some fat to be trimmed but the way the story is being told it makes sense to devote one movie to Bilbo, one entirely to Smaug and one to the Battle of Five armies – otherwise the dragonstory might look a bit short and awkwardly squeazed in between two movies.
What made the decision even less annoying was the fact that we wouldn’t have to wait an entire year after The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The Hobbit: There and Back Again would hit theaters in summer 2014 so the wait would be considerably shorter.
Well turns out this is not the case: The Hobbit: There and Back Again is being pushed backwards to the traditional December slot (December 17th, mark your calendars). This will mean that The Hobbit won’t go head to head with X-Men: Days of Future Past and the December-slot is usually a less crowded month. Still…. so much longer to wait…