April 17, 2014
Title change rumoured for third 'The Hobbit' film
Film could be renamed 'Into The Fire', say reports
The third film in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy could be renamed, according to reports.
The final installment in Jackson's Middle Earth saga is currently titled The Hobbit: There And Back Again but, according to OneRing.net via Total Film, studio New Line has now registered the alternative title of The Hobbit: Into The Fire.
As Total Film notes, New Line may have registered the title for another project such as a computer game, but 'Into The Fire' is the name of a chapter in JRR Tolkien's fantasy novel.
The series of films, which tell the story of Bilbo Baggins and a gang of dwarves eager to reclaim their homeland, star Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage and Benedict Cumberbatch. The first film in the trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was released in December 2012 and took over $1 billion (£670 million) at the box office worldwide. Follow-up The Desolation Of Smaug was released last December (2013), with the third film in the series set to open this December (2014).