The Desolation of Smaug title for second The Hobbit Trilogy film. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will now be the title of the second Peter Jackson The Hobbit trilogy film. The third film in the trilogy will now have the title that the second film had, The Hobbit: There and Back Again.
The third film in the trilogy, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, will now be released on July 18, 2014.
On the release date:
When the third film was announced, we knew it would be the first of the six films based on the J.R.R. Tolkien series to be released in the Summer and now it will officially take the slot that did so well for The Dark Knightand The Dark Knight Rises. Read more after the jump.
On what the titles of the last two films mean for the plot of each film:
What this also reveals is the depth with which Jackson is going with these films. If the second film delves in deep enough to tell of “The Desolation of Smaug,” the dragon guarding the treasure Bilbo and the Dwarves are after, we’re in for a pretty epic story. (And that the third film will be more akin to that rumored “bridge film” we’d heard so much about.)
For more The Hobbit photos, videos, and information, check out our The Hobbit Page, subscribe to us by Email, follow us on Twitter or on Facebook. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released in US theaters through Warner bros. Pictures on December 14, 2012. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be released on December 13, 2013. The Hobbit: There and Back Again will be released on July 18, 2014.