Final film in ‘Hobbit’ trilogy moves to December 2014!
This is the best news I have heard all week! I was very disappointed when it was announced that the last film in the trilogy would be made into a summer tent-pole film… it just didn’t feel right to me!
All of the Lord of the Rings films premiered in December and it’s part of what these films have always been to the fans!
I was secretly hoping that Peter Jackson would work his magic after the release of the first film and convince the studio that a December opening would not only be the right thing for the last movie in the trilogy… but it would also give him the time needed to put together a truly brilliant final film! Looks like he did it!
Warner Bros. announced that the final installment of “The Hobbit” film trilogy will be released on December 17, 2014, five months later than planned!
“The Hobbit: There and Back Again” had been set to debut in July 2014. It will follow “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” which came out in December 2012, and “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” which reached theaters in December 2013.
“We’re excited to complete the trilogy the same way we started it, as a holiday treat for moviegoers everywhere,” said Dan Fellman, president of distribution for Warner Bros., a unit of Time Warner Inc.
“The Hobbit” series is a prequel to J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy “The Lord of the Rings,” which director Peter Jackson made into three Oscar-winning films about a decade ago.
The first “Hobbit” film was a blockbuster with global sales of $981 million, according to the Box Office Mojo website. The trilogy is financed by Warner Bros. New Line Cinema and MGM.
Source: Yahoo News