You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

WB to release third ‘Hobbit’ July 28, 2014

Second 'Hobbit' pic now titled 'The Desolation of Smaug'

Warner Bros. and MGM have announced that final film in Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” trilogy — now titled “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” — will be released worldwide on July 18, 2014.

The studios also announced the title of the second installment has been named “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” The second pic had originally been titled “There and Back Again” before a third film took shape.

All three films have been shot in 3D at 48 frames-per-second and will be released in a variety of formarts — High Frame Rate (HFR) 3D, other 3D formats, IMAX and 2D.

Warner Bros. and New Line cleared all hurdles in late July to creating the third installment of “The Hobbit,” leading to Jackson’s announcement on July 30 with the exepectation that the final pic would go in the summer of 2014. But no definite date had been announced until Friday.

The announcement sets up a clash on July 18, 2014, between the third “Hobbit” and Fox’s sequel to “X-Men: First Class,” which is expected to begin shooting next year with Matthew Vaughn returning to direct.

More Film

  • It movie review

    'It: Chapter 2' Director Andy Muschietti Says 'Bring Your Adult Diapers'

    Warner Bros. and MGM have announced that final film in Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” trilogy — now titled “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” — will be released worldwide on July 18, 2014. The studios also announced the title of the second installment has been named “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” The second pic […]

  • Deadpool 2 Ocean's 8

    Poll: Which Summer Tentpole Are You Most Excited to See?

    Warner Bros. and MGM have announced that final film in Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” trilogy — now titled “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” — will be released worldwide on July 18, 2014. The studios also announced the title of the second installment has been named “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” The second pic […]

  • Matthew Rhys, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andy Serkis,

    Can 'Mowgli' Sell MovieGoers on a Darker 'Jungle Book'?

    Warner Bros. and MGM have announced that final film in Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” trilogy — now titled “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” — will be released worldwide on July 18, 2014. The studios also announced the title of the second installment has been named “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” The second pic […]

  • Fantastic Beasts

    Eddie Redmayne Faces the Dark Arts in 'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel Footage

    Warner Bros. and MGM have announced that final film in Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” trilogy — now titled “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” — will be released worldwide on July 18, 2014. The studios also announced the title of the second installment has been named “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” The second pic […]

  • 'WarGames' Composer Arthur B. Rubinstein Dead

    'WarGames' Composer Arthur B. Rubinstein Dies at 80

    Warner Bros. and MGM have announced that final film in Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” trilogy — now titled “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” — will be released worldwide on July 18, 2014. The studios also announced the title of the second installment has been named “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” The second pic […]

  • A Star Is Born Lady Gaga

    'A Star Is Born' CinemaCon Trailer Shows Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper Singing Live

    Warner Bros. and MGM have announced that final film in Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” trilogy — now titled “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” — will be released worldwide on July 18, 2014. The studios also announced the title of the second installment has been named “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” The second pic […]

  • Justice League Teaser Aquaman

    'Aquaman' Footage Debuts at CinemaCon; 'Wonder Woman 2' Details Revealed

    Warner Bros. and MGM have announced that final film in Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” trilogy — now titled “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” — will be released worldwide on July 18, 2014. The studios also announced the title of the second installment has been named “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” The second pic […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content