Third HOBBIT Movie May Get a New Title

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According to a reliable source on TheOneRing.net, the third and final Hobbit film may not end up being titled, The Hobbit:There and Back Again.

A new report suggests New Line has made a troubling trademark registration for the title The Hobbit: Into the Fire, signaling a title replacement for There and Back Again, because apparently that one isn’t cool enough.

The site notes that it may just be a back-up plan, similar to how the studio also registered the name back in 2012 for The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies.

Peter Jackson originally aimed to tell The Hobbit saga in two films titled, An Unexpected Journey and There and Back Again. Meanwhile, An Unexpected Journey remained the title of the first film and There and Back Again become the title of the third installment. The second film was then given the title, Desolation of Smaug, which was incidentally become a box-office disappointment compared to its predecessors.

As for the new titles, Into the Fire seems  like a totally generic subtitle inspired by the sixth chapter of The Hobbit titled “Out of the Frying-Pan and Into the Fire.

Furthermore, maybe they want it to appeal to a broader audience that have not become so engrained in the history and lore of J.R.R.Tolkien‘s mythos.

Warner Bros. has not officially confirmed the change. The sixth and possibly final Middle Earth flick opens in theaters on December 17th.

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