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Are they serious right now?! There’s extended versions of The Hobbit trilogy coming!

August 4th, 2015 by Marc Comments


I’m going to get abuse for this, I know I am, but what the hell…

If there’s one thing the world doesn’t need, it’s an even more extended cut of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings prequel trilogy, the wildly stretched out already The Hobbit. Nevertheless, it looks like they are on their way.

It seems that anyone with a free 542mins – or nine hours – this October over three nights has something to fill the time.

Check out the info below:

Fathom Events and Warner Bros. are partnering to present the extended editions of all three Hobbit movies. Shown over three nights, the epic Peter Jackson trilogy will be the first time the extended editions have ever been released in theatres. Also included will be an exclusive introduction by director Peter Jackson. First night showing starts Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. local. Tickets will be regular-admission price for each movie.

Here are the running times compared to the original releases, according to Geektyrant

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – 182 minutes (theatrical: 169 minutes)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – 186 minutes (theatrical: 161 minutes)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – 174 minutes (theatrical: 144 minutes)

So yeah… anyone up for this? Count me out…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….