'The Hobbit' May Go 3D, While Sigourney Weaver Says Yes to 'Avatar 2'

Guillermo del Toro and Peter JacksonIt shouldn’t come as any surprise that a really big upcoming film is considering filming in 3D, especially after Avatar smashed up the box office something vicious by really wowing audiences with the technology. I’m still of the opinion, however, that it really does depend on the film – and that not all blockbusters deserve to be in 3D. But you know Hollywood – they’re gonna try to milk this sucker until there’s nothing left, and so with that comes news that Guillermo del Toro is now considering 3D for his two-part film based on The Hobbit, which is a prequel to Peter Jackson’s three Lord of the Rings movies.

According to a statement he made on TheOneRing.net forums, del Toro said that those 3D discussions are still in the very early stages. He notes, “I wouldn’t read much on it just yet, but now, after all this time, after AVATAR doing the Box Office it did, we have had enquires from above about The Hobbit being in 3-D. No impositions or heavy leaning. Just enquires. Just fulfilling my promise to let you all know if discussions ever started.”
Does this mean it will be in 3D? No. And if it is filmed in 3D, that could add even more time to a production that’s already been plagued with numerous delays. As of right now, the first Hobbit film is due in 2012.
Sigourney Weaver in 'Avatar 2'?
And speaking of the film that started this whole 3D craze, Sigourney Weaver recently mentioned during an international interview that she has spoken to James Cameron about reprising her role from Avatar in the sequel.
Spoilers to follow …
Now, if you saw Avatar, you’d know that Weaver’s character died in the film after she was shot and they couldn’t transfer her human body to her Na’vi body fast enough. So how would she come back? Well, Weaver says that her character still exists “in the tree”, and that “she is with Eywa now”. Perhaps that means they’ll introduce Star Wars-esque spirits in the next film that guide our characters while they’re on their adventure. And then everyone can scream at James Cameron for ripping off Star Wars. Fun!
How do you think they could bring back Weaver's character in Avatar 2?


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