Yesterday, fan site theonering.net posted an article detailing how New Line Cinema has registered another name for The Hobbit franchise, possibly hinting at a change of titles.
The Hobbit: Into the Fire instead of The Hobbit: There and Back Again?
Honestly, as “catchy” as the title is, it doesn’t quite gel. There and Back Again is the appropriate (and only fitting) title for the final installment of the Trilogy.
But rumours have began to spread that a Trilogy is no more.
Oh dear …
Indeed, as the article mentions, it’s too late for a complete title change (due to marketing reasons and what not). Nevertheless, some speculate the remote possibility of a new film on the horizon.
What does everyone make of it?
Should we all fear a potential two-film split yet again? Yes I used the word fear.
Even myself, who adores every single bit of the 5 Middle-earth films so far (more so the Extended Editions), would think it too much of a stretch if The Hobbit turns into some four-film saga.
It could be a bridge film rather than anything to do with The Hobbit – but then, why “The Hobbit” Into the Fire?
Still, I highly doubt it. But you never know …
Who’s looking forward at the prospect of some book or video game tie-in? Is there someone out there who is excited at the idea of a title-change, a product or another film?
Spill your beans!