Re: THE HOBBIT (2012/2013): News, Rumors, Pics Till Release
It seems to me now that the first movie will end after Thorin and Company escape Mirkwood, and the second movie will be about arriving at Lake-town, investigating the Lonely Mountain, and the death of Smaug. Then the third will be about the aftermath of that and the Battle of Five Armies, along with Bilbo returning home.
Maybe they thought that Smaug and
the battle would have been too much to cover in just one film.
Don't forget, they'll need to fit in whatever went down at Dol Guldur at some point after Gandalf leaving Thorin's company and before his return at the Battle of Five Armies. I suspect that if they want to emphasise the LotR prequel angle (Sauron/Necromancer etc.) then they'll save most of that stuff for the third film. It would feel a bit odd tough having the dragon slain in the second film, but then I've always had a hard time trying to figure out where the best narrative break points might be.
Last edited by Reverend; September 3 2012 at 10:17 AM.