Total FilmSo we’ve been saying for a week or so now that Del Toro is about 99% confirmed to be the director of ‘The Hobbit’ films. Total Film has a report out today with words right from Guillermo himself:

I think what happens very often is that these rumours have a way of becoming real or not. I don’t expect The Hobbit to be troublesome. But you know, then again, it may never happen… or it may!

Our bets are still on his helming the role, but until the final t’s or crossed, nothing is a sure thing. (Sorta like the Patriots were supposed to win the Superbowl!) When the writer’s strike officially ends, look for negotiations on ‘The Hobbit’ to finalize and an official announcement. Read the full article over at Total Film! [Total Film]