'Tintin 2' Shaping Up To Be 'The Calculus Affair'

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It's never too early to start planning the next "Tintin" adventure!

There have been some rumors about which Tintin stories would be used for future sequels to "The Adventures of Tintin," and now producer Kathleen Kennedy has revealed some details that set the record at least sort of straight, according to The Playlist.

The second "Tintin" movie is currently shaping up to be "The Calculus Affair," which focuses on the kidnapping of the eccentric, hearing-impaired inventor, Professor Calculus. "Calculus" is a personal favorite of Peter Jackson, who plans on directing the second installment.

"The Calculus Affair" would introduce the character of Professor Calculus, as even though he appears in "Red Rackham's Treasure," one of the stories that "The Adventures of Tintin" incorporates (along with "The Secret of the Unicorn" and "The Crab with the Golden Claws"), he doesn't appear in the film.

"Prisoners of the Sun" had previously been rumored as the top contender for the second "Tintin" movie and then later for the third, but it appears it's not being considered at all now.

There's still time for Kennedy, Jackson and Steven Spielberg to change their minds again, as the first movie isn't even in theaters yet, but this is the direction the "Tintin" series seems to be taking for now. As there are many Tintin stories written by Herge (whose real name was Georges Prosper Remi), there's plenty of source material to make any creative decision on which one to do next a difficult one.

"The Adventures of Tintin" opens Dec. 21.