There's a report making its way around the interwebs today with lots of spoilers for the third Hobbit movie. One version is available here:
To which I can only say:
1. Please tell me that Ecumenical News is some sort of a parody site, or copying this from the same.
2. Please tell me Peter Jackson isn't going to burn my favorite characters once again. I mean, it took me the better part of a decade to get over Denethor.</li>
3. Please tell me he isn't this stupid. I mean, is Fran okay? I'd expect her at least to keep her better half from this nonsense, she always seemed to know the books.
Without going into the spoilers specifically, if the changes described here are accurate, the fact that PJ can even contemplate them shows a frankly stunning disregard for what JRRT was trying to do in those final chapters. If these spoilers turn out to be true, I suspect this movie will have as much to do with the final third of The Hobbit as the Bakshi Brothers' "adaptation" did with The Lord of the Rings. I was planning on seeing it because I'm a Tolkien fangirl and that just seemed like what we did, and also because Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman have been consistently excellent and this version of Smaug has quite literally taken my breath away. But if this is the direction they're going, I must say my drive to see it has pretty much evaporated.