Tintin 2 may be out by Christmas of 2015.

In an interview with Spielberg, the Times of India asked about when Tintin 2 might hit theaters. This was Spielberg’s response:


 “Peter Jackson is directing the next one, I’m producing. We have a script and we’re going to start performance capture probably at the end of this year.

“Don’t hold me to it, but we’re hoping the film will come out around Christmas-time in 2015. We know which books we’re making, we can’t share that now but we’re combining two books which were always intended to be combined by Herge.” Smiling impishly, refused to confirm or deny the guesses we hazarded but when specifically asked about ‘The Blue Lotus’, said it would probably be the third Tintin film.


The strange thing about The Blue Lotus being the third film is that, in Tintin’s room on the wall, there are framed newspaper stories showing details from both The Cigars of the Pharaoh and The Blue Lotus (as well as, by the way, The Black Island, which I know some of you have suggested would be a fun choice). I’ll borrow these from the site I linked to in my last post:

As of right now, Tintin is set up almost completely in the correct chronological order. It would be odd to undo that later, especially considering how many other good albums there are later on to choose from.  Still, Cigars of the Pharaoh and The Blue Lotus do definitely come to mind as books Hergé intended to combine together. The other options that are directly sequels (other than finishing up with Red Rackham’s Treasure)  to each other would be the moon books, the prisoners of the sun books (which we have been lead to believe are not the chosen books) and…well, perhaps you could combine The Blue Lotus and Tintin in Tibet…(for the third one) with the Blue Lotus part being a flashback. I’m curious-what are your thoughts?


By the way, Anthony Horowitz has tweeted that he will be in New Zealand in November, and this matches the time frame that Spielberg gave for when they hope to shoot the motion capture. So even if we don’t get to see the next movie for a long time…at least we should be able to really follow its creation fairly soon.

Sources: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-03-12/india/37650493_1_steven-spielberg-movies-indiana-jones/2



  1. Archibald

    About these newspaper stories in Tintin’s apartment, I tweeted Anthony Horowitz back in July of ’12, asking him if it was relevant for the sequel, or if it ruled out stories.
    His answer was that “Nothing has been ruled out”.

    I’m practically sure The 7 Crystal Balls / Prisoners of the Sun will be the third movie. My theory for the second right now is King Ottokar’s Sceptre / The Calculus Affair.

  2. Alex

    I would say the second would be Seven Crystal Balls/Prisoners since Blue Lotus will be 3rd and I cannot see the moon ones being the second.

  3. Hazel

    Maybe, if they are doing Blue Lotus/Cigars of the Pharoh, Tintin will be telling Captain Haddock about a previous adventure. That way, the writers wouldn’t be going out of order and they wouldn’t have to stick Haddock in randomly.
    I can’t wait to find out which books they actually are using!

  4. Grindal

    I think it has to be a book that has Calculus as a focus as you’d think he’d be introduced in this one. So that basically leaves The Calculus Affair or a moon adventure. My punt is on the former.

  5. Alex

    I know its so annoying that they keep hinting at it, WHY CANT THEY JUST SAY WHICH ONES? Stephan, do u think we will find out before production actually begins?

  6. Stephen

    Once they start casting characters, it will become apparent which albums have been chosen. So I imagine we should find out before shooting commences.

    I seriously doubt they will leave Haddock out of any stories, even if they have to add him into an album he wasn’t in. Some of the old cartoon movies did that, and it actually worked pretty well, I thought,

    Very interesting Archibald. I am very curious as to how Anthony Horowitz will approach writing this story. I’m excited 🙂

  7. Ben

    from all the hints left around here and there, my theory is that the boos will be…….
    The Broken Ear and The Picaros.
    It makes sense! They have the same characters, herge intended to put them together T&T have bigger roles the list goes on and on!

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