Note: I know that not many people are as tapped into the Hollywood and movie news, so I will start posting the latest happenings and my thoughts on them. This is probably something I should have been doing a long time ago, but, better late than never.
A little bit ago, word came out that the final Hobbit movie, which was going to be called “There and Back Again,” based on the actually book that Bilbo writes in The Lord of the Rings novels, would be receiving a new title based on trademarks and titles registered by New Line. That title was going to be The Hobbit: Into the Fire
Today, Peter Jackson announced on Facebook that the movie would actually be called “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” . Now, in terms of what happens in the third movie, it does seem an appropriate title, with “There and Back Again” being a potential title for the entire trilogy once it gets released in one might box set.
Personally, I feel that it is a little late in the game to be changing the name of the movie, considering that it was going to be called that since the beginning, even when it was just two movies. I also think that the “Into the Fire” title could have been suitable for the second. Speculations about the trademarking of that name could be for a potential video game or DVD feature.
There and Back Again The Battle of the Five Armies opens on December 17th of this year.
Check out my review for the second film as well: http://wp.me/p43Tw9-3p
Share your thoughts in the comments on what you think is the better title.