“I was telling him for a long time to get out of that thing because there is only room for one captain on the ship. Instinctively I knew that Peter was going to take over and do the movie. Guillermo, to his credit, didn’t listen to me and wanted to do continue and had some great designs — and I have seen all the designs. Of course he would have done a spectacular job, but don’t we want to see Peter do it?

“He should do it and Guillermo should do his thing. That’s what I told both of them. You should just stay in your corners.” — James Cameron telling the Herald Sun‘s James Wigney about advice he gave to Guillermo del Toro about directing The Hobbit. (Via Movieline.)