Fangeeks are gonna have to hold their horses. The precious is on hold again.
The pair of Hobbit movies has been pushed back to the end of 2012, according to Variety. The studio tells the trade the best outlook for the Lord of the Rings prequels is in the fourth quarter of that year, but even that's not set in stone.
Here's what we do know: Jackson is producing, Hellboy's Guillermo Del Toro is directing and, from the looks of it, Ian McKellan and Andy Serkis will be back in the fellowship for the two-parter. Plus, Orlando Bloom told MTV earlier this week that he'd be game to strap on his Elf wig yet again, and Cate Blanchett has also expressed interest in heading back to Middle Earth.
Worry not! There are plenty of other Movies From the Future! to get excited about.