The Hobbit: third film named and dated

News Simon Brew 1 Sep 2012 - 18:39

Warner Bros has announced when we can expect The Hobbit Part 3, and it's now given the film a name, too.

When it was confirmed a few weeks ago that Peter Jackson was making a third film of J R R Tolkien's The Hobbit, there was quite a muted reaction online. Appreciating that Jackson's Lord Of The Rings films are quite brilliant, the fact remains they were based on three separate books. The Hobbit is a single tome, that's now spawning three movies. That's a much trickier job. If we were to trust anyone with it, though, Jackson would be our man.

While all concerned get on with the job of making the films, then, Warner Bros has announced a formal title for the third movie, and revealed its release date.

The Hobbit Part 3 is now called The Hobbit: There And Back Again, and it will be released on July 18th 2014. That's eight months after the second film, which was previously called There And Back Again. The Hobbit Part 2 now goes by the name of The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug. That's set for release in December 2013.

The first Hobbit movie is still called The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and that's going to be with us this December. Don't be surprised if we get another trailer for it soon...

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