Last month, once the legal stumbling blocks barring a Peter Jackson-produced Hobbit adaptation were cleared, speculation immediately turned toward Guillermo del Toro as a potential director of the back-to-back prequels. The Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy helmer told Hollywood Insider’s Missy Schwartz in December that he had not been approached for the job, but that he would love to do it. Well, apparently, he’s been approached. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he’s now in talks to take on the project.
I don’t have much to say about the prospect of two del Toro-directed Hobbit films, except maybe, “WOOOO-HOOOOOO!”