Rumours last week were circling that the third and final part of The Hobbit trilogy would be receiving a name change.
Though initially titled 'The Hobbit: There and Back Again', director Peter Jackson revealed to his followers on his official Facebook page that the new name.
The final movie is now called 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'.
Readers of the book will be aware of the Battle of Five Armies that takes place between the Dwarves, the Elves of Mirkwood, the men of Lake-town, the Great Eagles and the Orcs & Goblins.
Jackson gives us a valid reason for the name change:
“There and Back Again” felt like the right name for the second of a two film telling of the quest to reclaim Erebor, when Bilbo’s arrival there, and departure, were both contained within the second film. But with three movies, it suddenly felt misplaced—after all, Bilbo has already arrived “there” in the "Desolation of Smaug".
What do you think of the name change?
Source: Peter Jackson -- Official Facebook Page.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opens 12 December, 2014