Written by Brandon Williams on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Peter Jackson’s Hobbit series, based on the books by J.R.R. Tolkien, now have new titles and release dates that have been announced.

Warner Bros. has announced that the second film will now be titled “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” with a release date of December 13, 2013.

The third film will now be titled “The Hobbit: There and Back Again,” which was the title for the second film. That movie will be released on July 18, 2014.

The first film in the series, which is titled “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” will open on December 14th of this year.


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