Third Hobbit Film Gets New Title: 'The Battle Of The Five Armies'
Flick was previously called 'There And Back Again'...
The Hobbit director Peter Jackson has revealed that the third and final film in the trilogy has been given a new title: The Battle of the Five Armies.
The flick’s working title was ‘There and Back Again’ but as Jackson revealed today on Facebook: “It suddenly felt misplaced.”
“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,” he wrote in the post.
“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.”
“And so: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies it is.”
The blockbuster mastermind – who directed all three Lord of the Rings films – has been out of the spotlight since releasing the second part of the trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug, in December.
Today Jackson revealed he’s currently: “Editing away in a dark cave in Wellington.”
“But those halcyon days are quickly coming to an end,” he added. “It will soon be time to step into the light. Expect to see and hear much about The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in the coming months.”
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies is set top open in the UK on 12 December 2014.