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New Line has registered a new potential title for the third Hobbit film

04.16.2014by:

With less than a year until the release of the final chapter in Peter Jackson's LORD OF THE RINGS prequels, THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN, rumors are surfacing that studio New Line Cinema may be considering a retitling of the film. Granted, just because the studio has registered a title it doesn't mean it is for a feature film, but The One Ring fan site makes a compelling argument for why it might be.

According to sources, the title the studio has registered is THE HOBBIT: INTO THE FIRE. Much like their registration of the name THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF FIVE ARMIES, it could just be a failsafe in case they elect to make a video game or tie in to the film, but to register something this late in the game could be a sign either way. While THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN holds a connection to the J.R.R. Tolkien novel as well as THE LORD OF THE RINGS, it doesn't have as epic a sound as THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG. INTO THE FIRE does sound pretty enthralling so I would be okay with that title as well.

Nothing has been created yet, marketing-wise, for THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN. The only people who truly know that title are the ones in the industry, those of us who report on movies, and ardent fans awaiting the movie. For general audiences, there is still plenty of time to re-title and market the movie with INTO THE FIRE as the subtitle.

I would expect to get a final answer on this soon as marketing is likely to ramp up as we go into the summer movie season. THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN, or whatever it will be called, will hit theaters on December 17, 2014.

Extra Tidbit: Which title do you like best: THERE AND BACK AGAIN, INTO THE FIRE, or THE BATTLE OF FIVE ARMIES?
Source: The One Ring

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3:35PM on 04/17/2014
P.J. don't do this. Just...don't. TABA perfectly encapsulate's Bilbo's journey, including the resolution. Remember Bilbo, the guy the book was entirely based off of? I know you want to go for glitz and glamour but Into the Fire is a stupid name. A great name for the second movie, but a nonsensical one for the third piece. Smaug isn't even the last action piece, that's the battle of the 5 armies. So unless you're having 2 hr of smaug burning Laketown and the rest for the battles plus Bilbo
P.J. don't do this. Just...don't. TABA perfectly encapsulate's Bilbo's journey, including the resolution. Remember Bilbo, the guy the book was entirely based off of? I know you want to go for glitz and glamour but Into the Fire is a stupid name. A great name for the second movie, but a nonsensical one for the third piece. Smaug isn't even the last action piece, that's the battle of the 5 armies. So unless you're having 2 hr of smaug burning Laketown and the rest for the battles plus Bilbo dealing with the aftermath, just putting the word "fire" into the title 'cause it sounds badass is pretty pathetic.
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11:29PM on 04/16/2014
The Hobbit: Shameless Cash Grab?
The Hobbit: Shameless Cash Grab?
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10:22PM on 04/16/2014
It would have made more sense to have INTO THE FIRE as the second movie title instead of The Desolation of Smaug, which was a pretty long name. Then we can title the third movie THE HOBBIT: OUT OF THE FURNACE :D
It would have made more sense to have INTO THE FIRE as the second movie title instead of The Desolation of Smaug, which was a pretty long name. Then we can title the third movie THE HOBBIT: OUT OF THE FURNACE :D
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9:59PM on 04/16/2014

Are they taking suggestions?

The Hobbit: Raiders of the Lost Arkenstone.
The Hobbit: Raiders of the Lost Arkenstone.
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9:58PM on 04/16/2014

Are they taking suggestions?

The Hobbit: Raiders of the Lost Arkenstone.
The Hobbit: Raiders of the Lost Arkenstone.
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10:17PM on 04/16/2014
You sir win the internet for today!
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8:38PM on 04/16/2014

THERE AND BACK AGAIN gets my vote and...

Should be the title if they want to be the most true to Tolkien and the source material.
INTO THE FIRE is song by 80's hair metalers, DOKKEN or album by Sarah McLachlan or Bryan Adams. Therefore, thumbs down. However, it could be some kind of SMAUG off-shoot video game..
BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES, well not spoil what is most likely the end of The Hobbit Trilogy but it would make an excellent video game at some point in time where you pick a race, build an army and pit yourself again the
Should be the title if they want to be the most true to Tolkien and the source material.
INTO THE FIRE is song by 80's hair metalers, DOKKEN or album by Sarah McLachlan or Bryan Adams. Therefore, thumbs down. However, it could be some kind of SMAUG off-shoot video game..
BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES, well not spoil what is most likely the end of The Hobbit Trilogy but it would make an excellent video game at some point in time where you pick a race, build an army and pit yourself again the others or some kind of online deal where you fight someone else's army in the Middle Earth realm.
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7:54PM on 04/16/2014
Fuck a title update, I want to see a trailer !!!
Fuck a title update, I want to see a trailer !!!
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7:30PM on 04/16/2014
Well, as a life long Tolkien fan I wish them to stick to his writings as much as possible. Yet the new title does have a much more dramatic sound to it and probably describes the epic clusterfuck bloodbaths that will happen in the third film a bit better than the quaint original title. I would be ok with the change as I mostly was with the elf amazon.
It could just be the title of a new game maybe?
Well, as a life long Tolkien fan I wish them to stick to his writings as much as possible. Yet the new title does have a much more dramatic sound to it and probably describes the epic clusterfuck bloodbaths that will happen in the third film a bit better than the quaint original title. I would be ok with the change as I mostly was with the elf amazon.
It could just be the title of a new game maybe?
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7:30PM on 04/16/2014
"There and Back Again" sounds like an all-time hit music album. I'd go with "The Battle of Five Armies".
"There and Back Again" sounds like an all-time hit music album. I'd go with "The Battle of Five Armies".
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7:20PM on 04/16/2014
Nothing wrong with "There and Back Again" Good thing they didn't feel the need to change the names on the LOTR trilogy. I mean Fellowship of the Ring, Two Towers and Return of the King aren't the most exciting subtitles, but we all still went to see those movies. Would more people have gone if they were called "One Ring to Rule Them All", "The Battle of Helms Deep", and "Attack of the Ghost Army"
Nothing wrong with "There and Back Again" Good thing they didn't feel the need to change the names on the LOTR trilogy. I mean Fellowship of the Ring, Two Towers and Return of the King aren't the most exciting subtitles, but we all still went to see those movies. Would more people have gone if they were called "One Ring to Rule Them All", "The Battle of Helms Deep", and "Attack of the Ghost Army"
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6:19PM on 04/16/2014

Into the Fire?

Blecch. There was nothing wrong with There and Back Again.
Blecch. There was nothing wrong with There and Back Again.
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6:19PM on 04/16/2014

This doesn't surprise me in the least.

Changing things that had more resonance and meaning to Tolkien's Middle-earth in favor of something that sounds and looks more "cool" and "badass"? That perfectly sums up Jackson's latest foray into Middle-earth. Everything in The Hobbit trilogy so far trades simple storytelling and coherent logic in favor of bigger scope, higher stakes, and "cool" visuals. Just look at the nauseating barrel sequence, the woefully awful Gandalf vs Necromancer battle that would be right at home in Harry Potter,
Changing things that had more resonance and meaning to Tolkien's Middle-earth in favor of something that sounds and looks more "cool" and "badass"? That perfectly sums up Jackson's latest foray into Middle-earth. Everything in The Hobbit trilogy so far trades simple storytelling and coherent logic in favor of bigger scope, higher stakes, and "cool" visuals. Just look at the nauseating barrel sequence, the woefully awful Gandalf vs Necromancer battle that would be right at home in Harry Potter, and the utterly insane sequence with Smaug. Would anyone honestly be surprised if it's announced that There and Back Again will actually be split into 2 MORE movies, with the other titled Into the Fire? Ugh.
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6:00PM on 04/16/2014
There and Back sounds good, but I really like the 'Into the Fire' one too. But I don't think anything can beat Desolation of Smaug.
There and Back sounds good, but I really like the 'Into the Fire' one too. But I don't think anything can beat Desolation of Smaug.
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5:49PM on 04/16/2014

There And Back Again:-)

I was always just a casual LOTR fan and always felt personally that they were a little over hyped. This does not mean I by any means hate them. On the other hand I love the hobbit films with the 2nd easily becoming a fav film of mine. I always liked how "There and Back Again" sounded like a title to the close of a epic adventure.
I was always just a casual LOTR fan and always felt personally that they were a little over hyped. This does not mean I by any means hate them. On the other hand I love the hobbit films with the 2nd easily becoming a fav film of mine. I always liked how "There and Back Again" sounded like a title to the close of a epic adventure.
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5:49PM on 04/16/2014

file this under

N for no shit.
N for no shit.
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5:48PM on 04/16/2014
Battle of Five Armies sounds stupid. So I guess it fits this trilogy.
Battle of Five Armies sounds stupid. So I guess it fits this trilogy.
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