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The third Hobbit film receives a new title. And the last chapter's name is...

The third Hobbit film gets a new name
The third Hobbit film gets a new name
Warner Bros. Pictures

There is only one chapter remaining in the Hobbit trilogy. Fans eagerly await the film's release, which will be this December. However, there has been a slight change to the film. For sometime now, many believed the last film would be titled The Hobbit: There and Back Again. However that is no longer the case. For a couple of weeks it was rumored that the people behind the scenes were thinking of renaming the last film, and it seems those rumors are true. From now on the final chapter in the Hobbit Trilogy will known as The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies.

While many fans and moviegoers are shocked and confused about this, the statement from director Peter Jackson .

Our journey to make The Hobbit Trilogy has been in some ways like Bilbo's own, with hidden paths revealing their secrets to us as we've gone along. "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".

Whether you agree or disagree, you cannot deny that Peter Jackson does have a point. However, if you are really bummed out about this title change, it is possible you won't see the last of There and Back Again.

As Professor Tolkien intended, "There and Back Again" encompasses Bilbo's entire adventure, so don't be surprised if you see it used on a future box-set of all three movies.

Despite that many will question the name, it does not change the fact that many Tolkien fans and moviegoers will be lining up to see There and Back Again...I mean The Battle of Five Armies.

The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies hits theaters on December 17th.

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