The Final Hobbit Film Gets a Name Change!

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With the third movie in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy set to be released later this year in December, the director has released an important statement surrounding the title. Previously referred to as The Hobbit: There and Back Again, Peter Jackson has officially changed the name of the final film to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

In a Facebook post on his page he said, ““There and Back Again” felt like the right name for the second of a two film telling of the quest to reclaim Erebor, when Bilbo’s arrival there, and departure, were both contained within the second film. But with three movies, it suddenly felt misplaced—after all, Bilbo has already arrived “there” in the “Desolation of Smaug“.” The director makes a fair point; with three movies instead of two, the title simply wouldn’t make any sense. 

Jackson also said, “We all agreed there is now one title that feels completely appropriate. And so: “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” it is.” Wow! As fans of The Hobbit will already know, The Battle of the Five Armies is sure to take up a lot of the final movie and with Jackson’s addition of original characters – as well as our favorite Elven Prince, Legolas – it will make for an exciting conclusion to a fantastic trilogy.

But There and Back Again hasn’t been scrapped completely – Peter Jackson also said in his statement that, “As Professor Tolkien intended, “There and Back Again” encompasses Bilbo’s entire adventure, so don’t be surprised if you see it used on a future box-set of all three movies.”

He also mentioned his current project, finishing the extended cut of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug with an original score by Howard Shore and 25 minutes of extra scenes! “Expect to see and hear much about The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in the coming months,” he hinted.


Source: Peter Jackson’s Facebook page 

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