The Hobbit: There And Back Again pushed back five months
Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy will not conclude until the end of 2014, it's been confirmed...
This, we should point out, perhaps isn't the most surprising news you'll read all day. When Warner Bros confirmed that it was splitting The Hobbit into three films, as opposed to two, it revealed that the second movie - The Desolation Of Smaug - would be in cinemas at the end of 2013, whilst the final one - There And Back Again - was scheduled for July 18th 2014.
However, the studio has done a little about turn. Whilst The Desolation Of Smaug remains on course for this coming December, the studio has now pushed There And Back Again to a December 17th 2014 release.
This makes more sense, and there's no sign of any trouble that's led to the delay. Each of the Lord Of The Rings films arrived in December, and it did seem odd that the final Hobbit movie would land slap bang in the middle of summer. Furthermore, it was set to go head to head with X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Thanks to its new date, Brad Bird's intriguing-looking Tomorrowland movie is now its main competition.
More on The Hobbit as we hear it...
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