HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN Dated For Summer 2014; Second Instalment Gets New Title

The recently announced third instalment of The Hobbit now has the title previously held by next year's newly named The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Hit the jump for more details on that and the Summer 2014 release date of There And Back Again.

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By Josh Wilding - 8/31/2012
Warner Bros. and MGM Pictures have announced that the third and final film in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy will be titled The Hobbit: There And Back Again reports Deadline. The threequel is set to be released worldwide on July 18th, 2014; the same day that X-Men: Days of Future Past is scheduled to hit the big screen. The second instalment in the franchise based on the J.R.R. Tolkien novel has been renamed The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and is still set to be released on December 13th, 2013. The first film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, will be released on December 14th, later this year.






The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers.

Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever…Gollum.

Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities … A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.


STARRING:

Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins
Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey
Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield
Andy Serkis as Gollum
Hugo Weaving as Elrond
Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug
Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman
Christopher Lee as Saruman the White
Cate Blanchett as Galadriel
Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins
Orlando Bloom as Legolas

RELEASE DATE: December 14th, 2012.


Source: Deadline
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BruceLeroy - 8/31/2012, 5:00 PM
X-Men: Days of Future Past is definitely going to be pushed back.
BlackCondor - 8/31/2012, 5:03 PM
Xmen is doomed
WolvieCBM - 8/31/2012, 5:04 PM
X-Men will move for sure. Either way, this was a lame move from WB.
NerdyGeek - 8/31/2012, 5:05 PM
Poor X-Men!
travispipes - 8/31/2012, 5:07 PM
Screw you hobbit!
Anthrax - 8/31/2012, 5:07 PM
dick move [frick] you warner bros!we really dont need a third movie
JordanKing - 8/31/2012, 5:11 PM
Ouch! The X-men just got served!
Brady1138 - 8/31/2012, 5:13 PM
Can't wait for these movies! Screw X-Men!
Carne - 8/31/2012, 5:22 PM
Can't wait!
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 8/31/2012, 5:25 PM
Yes I was right. I knew they would re-title the second one and keep the second title for the third.
Alex909 - 8/31/2012, 5:26 PM
The executives at FOX just shat their pants.
TheOverlord - 8/31/2012, 5:38 PM
@Alex909, so a normal day for them, eh?
siggisuperman - 8/31/2012, 5:47 PM
did a fox exec screw somebody's wife at MGM ?
SFCamerica - 8/31/2012, 5:50 PM
I will see both movies that Friday, seems like a win to me!
rocky - 8/31/2012, 5:54 PM
If I were Fox I wouldn't blink.
Sure The Hobbit will win but both films will suffer, no doubt about that.
And I think X-Men will still make its money regardless
Super12 - 8/31/2012, 6:13 PM
Perfect titles! Glad to hear it!

Though I do hope Xmen change their release date now. They better. No reason they shouldnt
Bojac - 8/31/2012, 6:21 PM
Well that settles how the books are broken up.
1. Stuff (Ok I've barely started the book).
2. Smaug stuff.
3. Battle of 5 Armies.
Ranger14 - 8/31/2012, 6:23 PM
I'll take any Tolkien/Jackson film over the "reinterpretation" of X-Men any day!

I highly doubt the Hobbit film will not suffer the least bit. Much broader market base of people that are going to want to see the Hobbit over X-Men and it's not that difficult to see two movies over a couple month period.
MakioGrant - 8/31/2012, 6:24 PM
X men is [frick]ed
supersades - 8/31/2012, 6:38 PM
@Bojac there is only one book man. Not sure what you are reading lol
marvel72 - 8/31/2012, 6:51 PM
i don't mind three films,the more hobbit the better.
Maximus101 - 8/31/2012, 7:34 PM
That is a pretty dick move but I know I'll see them both but x-mn will lose out on money for sure cause of this. Personally I would pick x-men over the hobbit any day specially after first class.
ComfortablyNumb - 8/31/2012, 7:59 PM
First Class sucked ass whiskers.
avengers72 - 8/31/2012, 8:02 PM
The hobbit is such a great book but it only deserves 2 movies.I guess we will all have to except that though.
Bodwulf - 8/31/2012, 8:14 PM
I will spend my money for a trilogy for more time on middle earth with Peter Jackson at the reins! Quality quaranteed!
boomshuka - 8/31/2012, 9:28 PM
The Hobbit had so much stuff happen in it I could see them making 3 movies out of it. Seems like the Necromancer (Sauron) showdown with Gandolf and company will be in the 1st movie though that will be awesome. Smaug could turn out to be one of the most epic villians, with his sheer size and intellegence. I wouldn't mind seeing a whole film devoted to him as the bad guy.
StormLoganSummers - 8/31/2012, 9:38 PM
DOFP will get thumped if Fox doesn't push it back. Some time in August would be good.
Bojac - 8/31/2012, 10:45 PM
Dang. I meant films.
Danbojohnj - 8/31/2012, 11:06 PM
Feck the XMEN
Hellsing - 9/1/2012, 12:06 AM
Moving it to August would quite risky because thats when audiences start losing interest, I mean look at the box office of august compared to July.
Ceejay - 9/1/2012, 12:56 AM
wow, people talking like they don't have time or money to watch movies anymore. Glad I have both!
M6 - 9/1/2012, 12:59 AM
No!!! Fox has to move X-men asap! I love both upcoming movies but the Hobbit will destroy the XMFC sequel if they open on the same day!!!
Nomis1800 - 9/1/2012, 2:07 AM
FOR THE MONNNEEEYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ahdio0 - 9/1/2012, 4:14 AM
I for one am glad for a third movie.

Tolkien had such a rich story and he told it in too much detail for there to be only one or two movies. There are books and documents that Tolkien intended to publish but the editors decided they were too much for a "kids novel" so they were cut.

Jackson wishes to bring these parts of the story back in. I say THANK YOU.

And by the way. If Jackson hadn't had the balls to make LOTR 3 hours plus and prove we have the attention span .... then studios would have likely forced the Avengers down to an hour and a half.

I would say you should all thank him too.

Facade - 9/1/2012, 9:22 AM
How could ANYONE argue against more LOTR or Hobbit?!
grampageezer - 9/1/2012, 9:45 AM
The "Desolation of Smaugh"?
Oh thanks for giving away the ending!
That's like someone giving away the spoiler that the ship would sink in "Titanic"!
ralfinader - 9/1/2012, 10:16 AM

Hmmm, see a faithful adaption of the first novel I read, or a reckless travesty of my favorite superteam... Yep, Hobbit wins, even if it's Hobbit 9: Hobbits take Manhatten, has to be better than whatever plans they have to [frick] up the X-Men more.
Logan5 - 9/1/2012, 10:43 AM
Is Warner Bros. scared of Christmas '14? Worked for Potter, but they should release the third film @the end of the year as they will have done with the prior 5 movies @that point.

If X-men: DoFP has Cable and shapes up to be as great as it could be: paying attention to the canon established in 2011, the filmverse canon tainted further by "star power" influence('06-'07), the filmverse canon established in '00 & the un-addressed comicbook canon issues that my Smallville loving, Prequel supporting, X-men fanatical friends cannot let go of. Ya' know the type, despite the fact that the new filmmaking team has obviously thrown out the bad leftovers from the previous installments and are just tying to make the best tale to tell with what they are allowed to, refuses to see it as it is. Sorry, I have a friend who has yet to realize that as much as it sucks to admit, it's all about $. Since the oversaturation that killed Marvel back in '91(too many variant x-force, x-men covers, etc) to the death of Superman that killed comics in '93, the production companies aren't too concerned with continuity when the bottom line is at stake. Even Marvel/Disney knows this with the recasting of Rhodey, the dismissal of Norton, the dismissal of Favreau, the dismissal of Brannaugh, the negotiations with Rourke, etc.
Ha1frican - 9/1/2012, 11:19 AM
How about X-Men doesnt happen considering how awful it was. I realy cant believe how people respondd to it despite it shittingon the character as well as the coninuity of its own films series, and dont give me that soft reboot nonsense because when a film takes MINUTES of footage from another and they both open the same way its pretty clear they were meant to be connected
EarOne - 9/1/2012, 4:31 PM
man, i think jackson made the wrong call on stretching this out to THREE movies. it's just too much adaptation outta one little novel.

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