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28 April 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: IMAX

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There’s been plenty of debate over when exactly we might get to see The Hobbit, which to the best of anyone’s knowledge still doesn’t have a greenlight thanks to the ongoing MGM financial issues. Still, it looks like Warner Bros. is convinced it’ll get here, albeit a little later than planned, as a new press release mentions a December 2013 release date.

Despite the official nature of the release (spotted via Cinematical), we’re still not quite ready to take it as gospel, since a lot can happen between now and the end of 2013. Films get shoved back all the time.

But the document also talks about the planned IMAX arrival of other big movies, noting release dates for the likes of Zack Snyder’s Legends Of The Guardian: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole, which is set for September this year, and the two final Harry Potter outings, still scheduled for November 2010 and July next year.

Oh, and while there’s no date attached, both Batman 3 and the embryonic new Superman film both get a name check.

Now what we really want is for Guillermo del Toro or Peter Jackson to hit the message boards and joyfully announce that The Hobbit has the clearance to start shooting. Even it’s just Peter and Guillermo acting out all the roles in front of a white sheet.

Update: It looks like IMAX goofed a little on their press release - according to Warners and the Hobbit team, the first film is apparently due for release in December 2012, with the second in 2013. Thanks to the Heat Vision Blog for the correction.


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the prequel! 10 years later?
I'm all for the Hobbit. Yes, can't wait, all that, and all that some more. Wait a minute, lemme see, the last LOTR film came out in 12/03, with the Hobbit scheduled now for a release in 12/13. Just sounds like they want to cap on a nice fat 10 yr reunion between the films. Seriously, do we really need to wait that long? More

Posted by rickfly at 16:13 on 30 April 2010 | Report This Post

Awesome!! I can't wait to see Harry Potter and The Hobbit!! WB has some great films coming up! More

Posted by iwantorlando05 at 00:51 on 30 April 2010 | Report This Post

I officially don't care about this now. Was pissed off already with the choice of director, throw in all these delays and "it's officially don't give a fuck anymore" time. More

Posted by sephiroth7 at 20:42 on 28 April 2010 | Report This Post

Rumours were at one stage that Guillermo was going to work on HP Lovecrafts At the Mountains of Madness and considering some of the cthulhu-esque monster designs in Hellboy 2 then maybe he should get cracking on that instead. More

Posted by fish that roared at 19:35 on 28 April 2010 | Report This Post

I wish they would hurry up with The Hobbit, :( More

Posted by efc91 at 18:43 on 28 April 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Screw it, Guillermo
I thought it was going to be sooner than that! More like 2011. Not even worth getting excited about just yet!   And agreed, they should work on Hellboy 3 whilst Ron Perlman is still capable of doing an action role! More

Posted by MarcE at 17:44 on 28 April 2010 | Report This Post

Screw it, Guillermo
Go and work on Hellboy 3 instead. I can't wait 5 odd years to see another one More

Posted by Lemure at 17:36 on 28 April 2010 | Report This Post

Christ, I don't think I can handle another 3 years of over-hype More

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