‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’

by - aprilie 24, 2014

The title for final film will now be The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Read Jackson’s statement and explanation about the change below:

Inside Information…

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.

And so: “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” it is.

As Professor Tolkien intended, “There and Back Again” encompasses Bilbo’s entire adventure, so don’t be surprised if you see it used on a future box-set of all three movies.

Before then however, we have a film to finish, and much to share with you. It’s been a nice quiet time for us—Jabez and I happily editing away in a dark cave in Wellington—but those halcyon days are quickly coming to an end. 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.

And there’s also The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Cut, which we’re in the process of finishing, with over 25 mins of new scenes, all scored with original music composed by Howard Shore.

It’ll be a fun year!

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  1. Am vazut LOR, dar la The Hobbit chiar nu m-am uitat.

    1. Eu nu am vazut nici una, nici alta. Nu ma pasioneaza genul :D
      - Diana

  2. Am incercat de vreo trei ori sa ma uit pana la sfarsit la „Stapanul Inelelor”, dar nu am reusit. Nu m-a atras deloc, deloc. Aud pe toata lumea spunand cat e de frumos si superb si mai stiu eu cum, dar pe mine nu m-a atras nici de o culoare. Pur si simplu nu am reusit sa ma uit la el, nu mi-a plcut( bine, acum puteti arunca cu rosii) si nici aceasta continuare nu ma impresioneaza, deci...nu ma prea pot pronunta aici. :)

  3. @Marya Mary, nu esti singura! Nu inteleg cum unii pot sa vada filmele acestei serii de n ori si sa citeasca si cartile!!
    Eu abia daca reusesc sa vad un film intreg.
    Totusi, vreau ca intr-o zi sa vad "Hobbit"-ul. Parca mi se pare mult mai atractiv decat LOR. :)

  4. Andreea Ilie, ma bucur ca mai intalnesc din cand in cand cateo persoana care sa nu fi vazut si care sa nu aiba vreun interes aparte pentru el. Presupun ca daca vrei sa vezi "Hobbit" trebuie sa te uiti prima data si la "Stapanul Inelelor", pentru ca din cate am auzit e o continuare...

  5. Mie chiar mi-a placut. Am si cartile, dar inca nu le-am citit. Pe mine chiar m-au atras si sunt filmele mele preferate:))