6 December 2012 8:58 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

There's more Middle-earth now that The Hobbit's big-screen saga is a trilogy. But was it just about making more money? Ever since Peter Jackson revealed his plan to expand his adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's book from two to three parts, there's been much criticism that the director and Warner Bros. are simply doing so to nab a few extra bucks at the box office. But the filmmaker insists that's not the reason at all. While speaking at a press conference in New York City to promote the first installment of the series, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Jackson told reporters on Wednesday how the decision to turn J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novel into three movies instead of two came »

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