So what's happening now, is part 1 going to be The Hobbit and part 2 what happened between the Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings (like the final part of the last story of the Silmarillion book stretched)??
No, they're both going to be mixed and both films will contain parts from both the Hobbit and the appendices.
Dumb idea in my opinion. As I've already reiterated, they should have concentrated on making one decent Hobbit movie. The tale's charm is its simplicity and lack of bloat. Stop trying to make it into The Lord of The Rings
In other news, they've been releasing pictures of all the dwarves and while most are ok (despite an absence of axes for some odd reason), I have to take offence with their interpretation of Kili (on the right)
Whatever that is, that ain't a dwarf