I am a big fan of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit books. I also think that the Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most ambitious(and greatest) trilogies of all time. Now the Hobbit is getting a trilogy. I am a tad worried about it becoming a trilogy. There were three books in the LOTR trilogy, so naturally they would make three films. The Hobbit is a 270 page book that can be read in a day. Now I understand that they want to show us where Gandalf goes when he leaves the group, and expand on the mythology some more. I have full faith in Peter Jackson. I just don't want the Hobbit to be this decades Phantom Menace.