Guillermo Del Toro relayed to folks at the New York Comic Con that the official announcement that he’s helming the two Hobbit films may come this week sometime. He said:
“It’s my personal belief that in the next four of five days … we will know if we were able to conclude every legal thing that is pending for me to be able to do it or not… I can assure you that very soon we will know, and that’s all I can say about that. Because, frankly, you wake up to a lawsuit of the week. I hope I get to do it.”
Sounds more promising than not… though considering that Ian McKellen seems certain it’s a done deal, I doubt this announcement will surprise anyone much.