The Hobbit Movie LogoWe’ve been alerted to several interviews with Guilllermo Del Toro in which he has confirmed plans for a second Hobbit movie. Simon, from “Den of Geek” sent in a preview of an interview they’ll publish next Tuesday in which they asked the director whether a second film was in doubt. According to GDT: “Absolutely, categorically not to my knowledge. There‚Äôs going to be a second film, but the shape of what it is and how it happens will be determined by the process.”

Upping the ante, message board member Dive Twin pointed us to an interview at IGN where Guillermo teased fans with this comment about M2:

“That is the film that most belongs as a joining effort to the trilogy. And that’s the film we’re going to work the hardest on in the next six months. There are many more questions than there are answers at this stage. But in my heart of hearts, I believe we found a way to do it. I don’t want to spoil it. I’m not being coy and I’m not faking it. I really think we found it, but I’m not at liberty or at a place where I feel it should be discussed.”

Read the full interviews at “Den of Geek” and IGN, then join us in our Barliman’s chatroom or on our Hobbit Movie discussion board to speculate on just what Del Toro, PJ, Fran and Phillipa have in mind.