We heard the rumors that the third of Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' trilogy would be undergoing a title change and today, it came to pass. What was once 'The Hobbit: There and Back Again' is now 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.' What was once pleasant and sentimental is now battle-hardened and filled with promises of action. Take from that change what you will.
The Hobbit: There and Back Again
Years ago, Peter Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' was originally announced as two films. When those two films became three, it was automatically assumed that the second film's title, 'The Hobbit: There and Back Again,' would become the title of the third film. And until now, that seems to have been the case. But, a new report suggests the the sixth and possibly final Middle Earth film will be undergoing a title change before its Winter release.
When it was announced that 'The Hobbit' would be turned from two films into three, it seemed possible that Warner Brothers and Peter Jackson could kill themselves trying to deliver an additional three hour movie only seven months after the release of the second. So it's not a big surprise that 'The Hobbit: There and Back Again' has been pushed from July 18 to December 13, 2014.
'The Hobbit' opens in theaters this month and while 'An Unexpected Journey' is the first part of the 'Hobbit' trilogy, we've got your first look at the third installment, 'There and Back Again.' And hey look, Legolas is back!
Thanks to the new 'Hobbit' iOS app, a new series of images from the hotly anticipated film have migrated online for your viewing pleasure. Although most of them are character stills and portraits, one of them reveals where the first film of the trilogy will conclude. Spoilers lurk ahead for those who haven't read the original novel!
So we're exceptionally curious about 'The Hobbit' films now that Peter Jackson and company have decided to transform two pictures into three. We have no idea if this was a good decision, or just a chance to take advantage of audiences that fell in love with the first three films. What we do know are the titles of the trilogy and their release dates.