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Peter Jackson’s Third and Final ‘Hobbit’ movie may get a new title according to a recent report by Theonering.net. The site noted that New Line has registered a new title, “The Hobbit: Into the Fire” for the anticipated fantasy adventure pic. “Into the Fire” is a reference to a chapter title in one of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Hobbit books, the third and final movie will conclude the series of three books in the trilogy. The original title, “There and Back Again”, is adequate for the epic finale with Bilbo and the gang wrapping up their adventure. In all honesty, the title change will not affect our anticipation levels for the final installment!

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The final installment is set to be released on December 17, 2014.

Tolkien geeks will remember the initial plan to make “The Hobbit” as a solo movie but was later decided to split the adventure into two movies. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” was set as the first pic with “There and Back Again” planned as a second title for the follow-up. Since the studio decided to sell Tolkien’s Hobbit books as a trilogy movie franchise, the decision was made to keep the titles for the first and third entries and give a new title, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”, to the second movie.

The third and final film will conclude the epic trilogy with an action packed showdown between Elves, Men, Dwarves, and Goblins on the footsteps of the Lonely Mountain. The final installment is set to be released on December 17, 2014.

“The Hobbit: There and Back Again” is one of our 22 most anticipated movies for 2014.

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