Peter Jackson announces Hobbit 3’s altered title
Forget The Hobbit: Into the Fire; the third film will be renamed The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – states Peter Jackson on his Facebook page, here.
In the mind-blowing statement, Jackson discusses how he and his team arrived at such a significant alteration:
“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 … And so: ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ it is.“.
The news comes straight from the director himself, barely half an hour ago.
Totally unexpected and intriguing.
I personally loved “There and Back Again”, but I understand the reasons behind the change. Nevertheless, Peter assures us that that title will be used for the future Hobbit trilogy DVD box-set.
The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition gets a running time!
Whilst still being cut, Peter Jackson also writes that an added 25 minutes will complement the second film’s extended editions: almost double that of An Unexpected Journey. I’m loving it!
Naturally, we still have to wait until the whole thing is finished considering they’re still working on it – however, I’m pretty confident we’ll be getting some really fantastic scenes we missed in Film 2.
So, that’s that.
Throw your tantrums, thoughts, feedback, opinion, rants, praise, hopes, fears and pretty much anything that has to do with the new title change and the DOS EE … 🙂
Excited? Did you expect it? What will all this mean now for Film 3?