Date set for third Hobbit film release

Sat, Sep 1, 2012, 01:00

The third film in the upcoming Hobbit trilogy will be released worldwide in July 2014, it was confirmed yesterday.

The second film also now has a new name.

The third film - The Hobbit: There and Back Again - will open in cinemas on July 18th, 2014 - just seven months after the newly titled second film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug arrives on December 13th, 2013.

The second film originally carried the title There and Back Again.

The first film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey starring British actor Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, has already been set for a December 14th, 2012 opening.

Director Peter Jackson, Time Warner Inc's Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema, and MGM announced in July that the 3D-film adaptation of the classic novel by JRR Tolkien would be split into three films rather than the two originally envisaged.

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