Originally Posted by Showtime
Well, something being really, really, really good is a matter of opinion. I thought the Hobbit was average. If Hobbit wasn't a money grab they wouldn't have stretched it into three films.
The point was people think the studio is going to put all this thought and care into establishing some kind of shared universe but this is the same studio that had sets built, suits made, and actors ready to go on a JLM film which wasn't in any universe.
Jackson had to beg the studio to let him do a 3rd movie. Hardly a money grab.