Posted May 8, 2014 by Flipgeeks Contributors in Movies/TV

Third Hobbit Film Title Change and Logo Revealed

Third Hobbit Film Title Change and Logo Revealed by Mico Orda

Peter Jackson’s Middle-Earth Franchise has been one a sensation, captivating among fans’ with compelling, epic storyline, rings, hobbits, orcs and let’s not forget Sméagol and his iconic line, “My Precious” (I’m sure some of you folks had nightmares about him.). Since the first Lord of the Rings has come out on 2001, along its sequels on the next two years, the films were being not only box-office hits, but also gaining critical acclaim and a bag of awards and other countless recognitions.

Nine years later after the release of Return of the King, Peter Jackson and co. has returned to Middle-Earth with The Hobbit, which was split into three films, telling the tales of Bilbo Baggins and his journey. At first, I find it quite surprising of the studio’s decision on splitting a 300-page novel, but I think it worked pretty well, because: 1. The Dwarves of Erebor gets some character development, 2. Characters like Bard gets a proper introduction (To those who have read the books, during Smaug’s attack on Laketown, he popped out of nowhere and fired the black arrow that killed the dragon). Lastly, the inclusion of the Necromancer (Sauron in disguise) subplot from the appendices material from the Return of the King, which gives a bridge on the first film.

An Unexpected Journey, The Desolation of Smaug and There and Back Again. With the third film coming out this year; days ago, the official announcement from New Line Cinema of changing the title to “ TheBattle of Five Armies” gives me the impression that the third film would probably focus on the event itself. And according to Peter Jackson:

“Our journey to make The Hobbit Trilogy has been in some ways like Bilbo’s own, with hidden paths revealing their secrets to us as we’ve gone along. “There and Back Again” felt like the right name for the second of a two film telling of the quest to reclaim Erebor, when Bilbo’s arrival there, and departure, were both contained within the second film. But with three movies, it suddenly felt misplaced-after all, Bilbo has already arrived “there” in the “Desolation of Smaug”.

So, what do you think of the title?  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be released on December 17, 2014.


Source: WPEC

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