Hobbit #3 will not be “There And Back Again.” The title for the third and final Hobbit movie has been given an official title change from director Peter Jackson. What was to be “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” will now be called The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
When news of a new Hobbit franchise was originally announced a few years back there were to only be two films dedicated to the prequels based on the first book from that universe by J. R. R. Tolkien. Later, after going through a list of directors, Peter Jackson, who was only to act as executive producer stepped back into the director’s chair and a duo of films turned into another Middle Earth trilogy with “There and Back Again” seeming a bit odd for a title for the third and final film in the series — so, in his great Hobbitonian wisdom – New Zealand’s original Hobbit, Mr. Jackson – decided on a name change. Smart move too because “The Battle of the Five Armies” is a more appropriate title for what is sure to be a smashing end to one of the most successful movie franchises in cinematic history.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is set for theatrical release worldwide December 2014.
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