After breaking news that Guillermo del Toro is set to direct The Hobbit
along with a second film inspired by the work of J.R.R. Tolkien, comes the anticipation for any further information.
In a dedicated effort to maintain continuity with the other films, del Toro will not only relocate to New Zealand for the next four years of his life, but is also in talks with many of the previous films' cast about reprising their famous roles.
Sir Ian McKellen & Andy Serkis have already jumped on-board and del Toro will report any further casting as it is confirmed.
Pre-production is scheduled to begin this summer.