‘s newly announced third film in his trilogy of films adapting The Hobbit
will be released July 18, 2014 and it’ll be called The Hobbit: There And Back Again
. That was originally the title of the second film, but that’s now been re-titled The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
The first film is still called The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
When the third film was announced
, we knew it would be the first of the six films based on the J.R.R. Tolkien
series to be released in the Summer and now it will officially take the slot that did so well for The Dark Knight
and The Dark Knight Rises
Warner Bros. domain registrations
suggested that either suggest The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
and The Hobbit: Riddles in the Dark
would be a title and now that’s proven to be correct. And the shifting of titles makes a ton of sense, now that you think about it. What this also reveals is the depth with which Jackson is going with these films. If the second film delves in deep enough to tell of “The Desolation of Smaug,” the dragon guarding the treasure Bilbo and the Dwarves are after, we’re in for a pretty epic story. (And that the third film will be more akin to that rumored “bridge film” we’d heard so much about.)
So let’s recap.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
will be released December 14 in 2D, 3D, IMAX and 3D 48 frames per second.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
will be released on December 13, 2013 in 2D, 3D, IMAX and 3D 48 frames per second.
And The Hobbit: There And Back Again
will be released July 18, 2014 in the same formats.