The Hobbit Films Get Official Titles And Release Dates

New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM today announced the official full titles and release dates for both films adapting J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. The Peter Jackson directed films are currently in production and it remains to be seen what additional material is being added in order to bridge these two films with Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. For now, though, we have The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey being released on December 14, 2012 and The Hobbit: There and Back Again debuting on December 13, 2013. The 1937 novel is actually called The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, so it stands to reason that one of the films would bear this name. The Unexpected Journey is actually very fitting and suitably Tolkien-esque, so that works as well. Now that those formalities are out of the way, expect the excitement to heighten!