Peter Jackson has recently confirmed that there are plans to revisit the Tintin movie franchise via a sequel, though the director has clarified that he has to prioritize his commitment to the Tolkien franchise 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,” says Jackson in a recent interview with Badtaste.it.
Steven Spielberg, who directed the first Tintin film, will also be returning but he and Jackson will be switching roles as Jackson will be taking over directorial duties while Spielberg will serve as producer. Spielberg previously noted that he is hoping to complete a sequel by Christmas of 2015, but since Jackson’s The Hobbit franchise has just been expanded into a trilogy, the 2015 goal is starting to look unlikely.