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Old June 11 2013, 05:52 AM   #1431
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Re: THE HOBBIT (2012/2013): News, Rumors, Pics Till Release

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I also believe that it is kind of PJ dipping his toe into the waters to test whether it is possible to have original stories set in the Tolkien universe which were not written by Tolkien.
The studio doesn't have the rights to the Middle Earth-verse, only to the Hobbit and LotR books. After the third Hobbit comes out, unless the suits decide to remake LotR, and they won't, that'll be it, kaput. Hence the sudden serious interest in Warcraft and D&D movies...
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