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The Hobbit Receives Film Titles, Release Dates

Posted May 31, 2011 - By Joseph Baxter

The Hobbit Receive Film Titles, Release Dates

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?

Tags: Movies

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  • KevinKhaos

    I've been waiting for The Hobbit since 6th grade! I'm glad we'll finally get to see it. A year from now, but still.

    Posted: May 31, 2011 5:22 PM
  • Gr34v0

    Brilliant! Only thing I'm concerned about is how they are planning to break up the story into two parts... It isn't that long of a book.

    Posted: May 31, 2011 4:36 PM
  • RealMrDowntown


    Posted: May 31, 2011 4:34 PM
  • darkstar127

    Awesome. There hasn't been a fantasy movie in years that has been as good or better than the lord of the rings trilogy. Its about time.

    Posted: May 31, 2011 12:30 PM