The Hobbit dropped some big news over the Holiday weekend: The titles of its two films!
It was announced on the film's Facebook page that the title of the first film released on December 19, 2012 will be The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. (A take on the title of the book's opening chapter, "An Unexpected Party.") The second film, released on December 13, 2013 will be titled The Hobbit: There And Back Again. (The book's alternate title, and title of Bilbo's account of the journey in the leather-bound book, which would also house Frodo's contribution.)
In addition, we finally have an official logo for the film, and the record has been set straight as to exactly when in the Middle Earth movie canon (which differs from the books) do the films actually take place. -- 60 years before the events of The Lord of the Rings films, to be exact.
With this news, we can at last stop referring to the films as "The Hobbit: Parts 1 & 2." The new titles are also quite apropos to their respective parts.
How are you liking the titles?