According to an article on Deadline Peter Jackson has officially announced that he will indeed be splitting The Hobbit films into a trilogy. The first instalment of The Hobbit films, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, will hit theaters on December 14, 2012 and the second instalment, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, is set to hit theaters December 13, 2013. As of right now there is no official release date or title for the final film of the trilogy, but Jackson is looking at possible summer 2014 release.
What do you think of The Hobbit being a trilogy? Do you think Jackson made a good choice? Are you looking forward to The Hobbit films?