April 19, 2009

No 'LOTR' Bridge in The Hobbit

Apparently, there will be no linkage from The Hobbit to the LOTRs trilogy in the upcoming Hobbit films. Essentially, the film will stand alone...independent from the academy award winning franchise. I don't really care. I'd like to see them focus on what's in the books. I don't believe there is any such[explicit] links in the books, so Guillermo del Toro shouldn't try to force it.


  1. I think the films should stand alone, and I'm still at odds with there being two films when there is only one book. Having read the book more than once I did not think it could not have been made in a single film, albeit a three hour one. I do not recall there being any significant link between the Hobbit and the LOTR.

  2. I like how the film(s) will stand alone, as The Hobbit is different than LOTR. There ARE a few small links sprinkled here and there, (you'll catch them if you read both books a second time) but I hope that the two films will tell the story of what happens in The Hobbit, (and during the time it takes place) and not so much bridging the 60 year gap between The Hobbit and LOTR.