Thursday, 24 April 2014

The Hobbit + The Battle of the Five Armies

The third film in The Hobbit trilogy has been titled The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

Peter Jackson has dropped the previous title, saying:

 "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".

 When we did the premiere trip late last year, I had a quiet conversation with the studio about the idea of revisiting the title. We decided to keep an open mind until a cut of the film was ready to look at. We reached that point last week, and after viewing the movie, we all agreed there is now one title that feels completely appropriate."

A better title in my opinion. There and Back Again was fitting for the book and indeed the trilogy as a whole. However, the third film will be all about The Battle of the Five Armies.

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