Adam Best from Flick Sided: Am I heartbroken that Guillermo del Toro is no longer directing The Hobbit series? As a Lord of the Rings fanatic maybe I should be, but, no, I’m actually not. Why? Because I actually think there’s a better man for the job. His buddy and fellow Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón is the best director — besides Peter Jackson, who won’t direct the series no matter what — to bring us the story of Bilbo Baggins.