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Jul 30 2012, 6:41pm

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I am also nervous verging on pessimistic

However, I think your initial reaction may be a little too negative given how much we DON'T know about the planned movies. One thing we do know, from which we can extrapolate and speculate - PJ said "An Unexpected Journey" (prior to the 3-film announcement) was going to run "at least two and a half hours." That is a solid indication that 1. it probably stood little chance of being longer than 3 hours, and 2. both films together were likely not going to be more than six. A third movie is being added, but we already know that not much more shooting will be done to realize this movie - whatever footage they have is already in the can, except for some light pick-ups and a little extra shooting planned for next summer. By no means will they be filming enough extra footage for an entire separate movie; it will largely be drawn from what they have.

So what can we realistically expect? I'd suggest probably three movies about 2.5 hours long apiece. I'd be surprised if they go much more than that, or if the whole thing ends up being more than 8-9 hours. That does seem long for "The Hobbit," but maybe not that long for "The Hobbit + The Appendices" and still substantially less than the extended Lord of the Rings (which was over 11.5 hours).

(This post was edited by dalecooper on Jul 30 2012, 6:44pm)

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