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Final Hobbit Film Name Revealed

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Until recently the third and final installment of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy was called There and Back Again, but speculation mounted after Warner Bros. registered new names including The Hobbit: Into the Fire. Earlier today Jackson confirmed the film’s title via Facebook.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The final film is due for release in December 2014, with the name change the product of much deliberation between director Jackson and the studio. In his Facebook announcement, see below, he cites the initial name as “misplaced” as There and Back Again referred to Bilbo’s journey to Erebor. However, with this taking place in the second film and the series being extended to a trilogy, a collective decision was made to rename the movie.

The Battle of the Five Armies appears to be taking much the same shape as The Return of the King, with the previous films a complex build up to an epic final battle. The Hobbit has taken almost two billion dollars at the box office, but has struggled to win over the Academy. In 2004 The Return of the King swept the board winning 11 Oscars including Best Director and Best Film, but there is little expectation for this film to emulate.

However, with such a consistent box office the series is obviously proving popular. What do you think of the new title? Leave your thoughts below.

Peter Jackson Hobbit Battle of the Five Armies

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