According to one of TheOneRing.net’s “spies,” New Line Cinema has registered new movie titles which relate to The Hobbit. As fellow Hollywood Jesus editor Yo Snyder posted yesterday, it has been confirmed that Peter Jackson’s version of the JRR Tolkien tale is being expanded from two movies to three. (See It’s Officially A Trilogy [Updated].) Here is what TheOneRing.net reported earlier today:
We have exclusive and reliable news from Ringer Spy Thrush that New Line has registered the following film titles:
The Desolation of Smaug The Battle of Five Armies The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies
Apparently this doesn’t mean New Line is definitely going to use one, or both, or either of them! Our spy tells us that because they must register their eventual title, studios often register multiple titles. One could suggest, based on these titles, that maybe we’ll have a change to the first film title? That ‘An Unexpected Journey’ memorabilia would sure increase in value!
I personally find it very unlikely the studio will rename the first film after all the publicity it has released using An Unexpected Journey. I assume, however, that the names of the second and third films will depend upon fan reaction to the registered names. I do think the second movie will definitely get a different name. How could it be called There and Back Again if Bilbo hasn’t gotten back home yet? And I rather think Jackson has given us huge hints as to the content of the films in the titles registered today.
So, what do you think? How do you feel about three movies, and the proposed names? What do you think will be included in each movie? Please leave your comments below.