Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit: There And Back Again' earns new title

By Gabrielle Washington,

The third Hobbit movie's subtitle, There and Back Again, will be changed. Director Peter Jackson explained Thursday that the film will be re-titled The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Jackson explained that he wanted a title appropriate for the actions and feeling of the new movie.

On Thursday, he confirmed the title change on his Facebook page and explained his reasoning.

"When we did the premiere trip late last year, I had a quiet conversation with the studio about the idea of revisiting the title," Jackson wrote. "We decided to keep an open mind until a cut of the film was ready to look at. We reached that point last week, and after viewing the movie, we all agreed there is now one title that feels completely appropriate."

Although the title was abandoned for this movie, he told fans to keep an eye out because it could just be the title of the box set.

"As Professor [J.R.R.] Tolkien intended, There and Back Again encompasses Bilbo’s entire adventure, so don’t be surprised if you see it used on a future box-set of all three movies," Jackson said.

The final movie of the trilogy is set for release on Dec. 17, 2014 according to The Hollywood Reporter. Plenty of J.R.R. Tolkien fans will be in line to see it.

Jackson and Warner Bros.' adaptation of The Hobbit was originally envisioned as two movies, but was later split into three - The Unexpected Journey, The Desolation of Smaug and now The Battle of the Five Armies.



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