For any of you out there with epic plans to get the titles of the three The Hobbit movie titles tattooed on your chest, please note that there has been a name change for the third film, previously titled There and Back Again.
In a Facebook post, director Peter Jackson revealed that the final film in the trilogy will be called The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, dropping the allusion to Bilbo’s in-story book about his adventures with the Dwarves.
Jackson explains the name change: “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.”
Despite the name change, it’s still got the same pre-Christmas release date: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be in theaters December 17th.