Confirmed: ‘The Hobbit’ Will Be Two Films – Cinematical:
[Guillermo] Del Toro: “We’ve decided to have The Hobbit span the two movies, including the White Council and the comings and goings of Gandalf to Dol Guldur.”

I was a little bitter when I heard this because it reminds me of what they’re doing w/ Harry Potter, who’s last book will be split into two movies.

Part of me wants to see the whole story as a complete experience, and the inevitable year between movies is sure to annoy me, but it’s a decently long story, and I think I’d rather see them spend the time to do it right.

Sure, they’re trying to milk two box office trips out of the book, but looking at it long term, I’ll be able to watch both movies back-to-back once the bluray comes out.  I only hope they don’t take as long to publish the Hobbit blurays as the LoTR box set.  And maybe we’ll be lucky enough to not have to deal w/ an extended edition of the Hobbit.

Now that I think about it, I’m almost certain I’m going to skip the LoTR box set that I just blogged about in favor of saving up for the extended editions.  I may just get the regular dvds and rip those to the AppleTV to keep me satisfied for the time being.

As a matter of fact:  I think they’re in the box of dvds I’m getting from Nut.