The Hobbit: There and Back Again

March 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Film, Recent News

The Hobbit: Part 3 Moved to December 2014. The final film in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy has been moved from summer July 18, 2014 to winter December 17, 2014. The second film in the trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, is next to be released, on December 13, 2013. The Hobbit is set in Middle-earth 60 years before J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and follows Bilbo Baggins epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug.

The Hobbit
  • Release Date: December 17, 2014 (RealD 3D, Digital 3D, IMAX 3D and 2D)
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Prequel, Adaptation
  • Director: Peter Jackson
  • Screenwriter: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson
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  • Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis, Richard Armitage, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, Mike Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas, Aidan Turner, Evangeline Lilly, Barry Humphries, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Billy Connolly
  • Running Time: Unknown
  • MPAA Rating: Unknown


Peter Jackson will make a third film in his upcoming adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, it was jointly announced today by Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Operating Officer, New Line Cinema, Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Jeff Robinov, President, Warner Bros. Pictures Group.

Jackson stated, “Upon recently viewing a cut of the first film, and a chunk of the second, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and I were very pleased with the way the story was coming together. We recognized that the richness of the story of The Hobbit, as well as some of the related material in the appendices of The Lord of the Rings, gave rise to a simple question: do we tell more of the tale? And the answer from our perspective as filmmakers and fans was an unreserved ‘yes.’ We know the strength of our cast and of the characters they have brought to life. We know creatively how compelling and engaging the story can be and—lastly, and most importantly—we know how much of the tale of Bilbo Baggins, the Dwarves of Erebor, the rise of the Necromancer, and the Battle of Dol Guldur would remain untold if we did not fully realize this complex and wonderful adventure. I’m delighted that New Line, MGM and Warner Bros. are equally enthusiastic about bringing fans this expansive tale across three films.”

The first film in the trilogy, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” will be released December 14, 2012, with the second film releasing on December 13, 2013, and the third film slated for summer 2014. All three films will be released in 3D and 2D in select theatres and IMAX.

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