The third Hobbit film, originally known as The Hobbit: There and Back Again will now be called The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies. The Battle of the Five Armies is a large battle that takes place at the end of The Hobbit and involves the Dwarves, Elves, Humans, Goblins and the Wargs.

Peter Jackson announced the change earlier today and said

“‘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.”

Rumours of a name change have been circling for a while.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be released on the 12th December in the UK and 17th December in the US. What do you think of this new title? Let us know in the comments and check back soon for more Hobbit news.

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