The last we heard about a sequel to The Adeventures of Tintin, Steven Spielberg confirmed that the plan was still for Peter Jackson to direct the second film in the series which he, at the time, hoped would be released Christmas 2015.
Speaking with BadTaste.it, Jackson confirmed that plans are still in motion for a second “Tintin” movie, but he’s got to finish his journey in Middle-earth first.
“As soon as I’m free of The Hobbit, I’ll be going back into doing ‘Tintin.’ It was held up by The Hobbit, but we have every intention of doing another Tintin movie and it’s just waiting on me to be done with these ‘Hobbit’ movies.”
Given the expansion of Jackson’s “The Hobbit” films from just two to a trilogy, the two-year timeline for the post-production on this kind of film, and the set release date for Star Wars: Episode VII during Christmas 2015, it now seems unlikely that the sequel will open in that, slot but check back here for future updates on the sequel.
It has long been rumored that the two-part Tintin stories “Seven Crystal Balls” and “Prisoners of the Sun” would be the focus of the sequel. Peter Jackson has also said previously that he’d like to do the “Destination Moon” and “Explorers on the Moon” books as the third or fourth film in the series.
The first film, 2011’s The Adventures of Tintin, grossed over $370 million worldwide.