Hobbit films could become a trilogy

  • The Hobbit films could be extended to a trilogy, according to reports by The Hollywood Reporter and Entertainment Weekly.

    Discussions are believed to have taken place between director Peter Jackson and Warner Brothers.

    Additional filming is likely to be required if the Lord of the Rings prequel is stretched.

    The first instalment is due out on December 14 and the follow-up on December 13, 2013.

    Earlier this month, Peter Jackson told the Comic-Con fan convention that he wanted to shoot extra footage beyond the two original films.

    However, he added that talks on whether that would become a third movie were "very premature".