The Hobbit Parts 2 and 3 Get New Titles, Release Dates

The Hobbit Part 1: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Movie PosterWe already know that “The Hobbit Part 1” will be subtitled “An Unexpected Journey”, and we thought we knew that “The Hobbit Part 2” will be called “There and Back Again”. Well, not anymore.

Part 1 will still be called “An Unexpected Journey”, but now that Peter Jackson and company have added a third installment to their formerly two-parter adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien book, the second movie will now be called “The Hobbit Part 2: The Desolation of Smaug”, while “The Hobbit Part 3” will take over “Part 2’s'” old subtitle, “There and Back Again”.

Part 2 will now be released on December 13, 2013, a full year after the first movie later this year, while your wait for Part 3 won’t be quite as long, wrapping things up on in the Summer on July 18, 2014.

So, to sum up:

“The Hobbit Part 1: An Unexpected Journey” – December 19, 2012
“The Hobbit Part 2: The Desolation of Smaug” – December 13, 2013
“The Hobbit Part 3: There and Back Again” – July 18, 2014

Got that? Good. Now here’s a new pic from Part 1:

Dean O'Gorman, Aidan Turner, Hark Hadlow, Jed Brophy and William Kircher in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Movie Image