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Conclusive entry in 'The Hobbit' trilogy has a new name

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Sometimes even dwarves can't go 'Back Again.'

The conclusion to Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” trilogy has a new name. Originally titled “The Hobbit: There and Back Again”, the final chapter of Bilbo Baggins’ and Thorin and Co.’s journey is now called “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.” The title change was jointly announced by Warner Bros. Pictures, MGM and New Line Cinema. New Line is managing the production of the film, while Warner Bros. and MGM are handling its distribution(domestically and internationally, respectively).

Jackson elaborated on the name change:

“…’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.’”

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” hits theaters on December 17. As with the first two entries of the trilogy, the film will be offered in 2D, 3D, IMAX, and High Frame Rate 3D.


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