Hollywood director Peter Jackson has reportedly started to wonder if he could have squeezed a fourth movie out of Tolkien’s 1937 novel The Hobbit
Hollywood director Peter Jackson has reportedly started to wonder if he could have squeezed a fourth movie out of Tolkien’s 1937 novel The Hobbit. Jackson directed the three Hobbit movies which were released between 2012 and 2014. However he has apparently been telling friends that he ‘really had to compress the material’ to fit it into three films, and wishes he could have made ‘at least one more movie’ from the book. 
 
Jackson’s comments have been welcomed by fans and film critics, who universally agree that the Hobbit movies felt rushed and compressed. Michael Davies a keen Tolkien fan from Plymouth, told The Spark that he thought that The Hobbit contains enough material for ‘at least six movies’. 
 
Meanwhile Kathy Turner, film critic at The Guardian, wrote that she felt Jackson’s movies left a lot of ‘material underexploited’. However she did add that she admired Jackson’s ‘non-commercial decision’ not to ‘try and make more films than the material justified’. 
 
Jackson recently announced that he’s started filming for his latest project, a nine movie epic based on children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar starring Vin Diesel. 
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