The sequel to The Hobbit has a new name as well.
Hobbit madness is abound. From the film’s rocky start when Guillermo Del Toro was set to direct, to Peter Jackson’s 48 fps digital take, I think it’s safe to say that when December rolls around anyone needing their Lord of the Rings fix will finally be happy. But they won’t get to see the end of the story until July of 2014.
Since the news broke a few months ago that Peter Jackson and co had more they wanted to add to the Hobbit, and were going to make it into a trilogy, the whole damn internet has been speculating about how this was going to be done. The original 2 part film was going to air back to back Christmas’s in 2012 and 2013 respectively. Today, the third film to finish the series has a date of July 18th, 2014. Seven months after the release of part 2.
Since the film is now in three parts, film 2′s official title is now The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, with part 3 more than likely being part 2′s original title: There and Back Again.
Here’s the break down for your Hobbit viewing pleasure:
The Hobbit: A Unexpected Journey. December 14th 2012 in every theatrical format there is.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. December 13th 2013
The Hobbit: There and Back Again. July 18th, 2014
There you go people. All the Hobbit and Rings you can handle for the next three years.