Possible ‘Hobbit 3′ Title Revealed; Limited Edition ‘Unexpected Journey’ 3D Glasses

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hobbit 3 title Possible Hobbit 3 Title Revealed; Limited Edition Unexpected Journey 3D Glasses

The blogosphere was still reeling from the revelation that Peter Jackson – as well co-writers/producers Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens – are moving ahead with a third Hobbit movie, when reports began circulating about some possible titles for the film (based on domain registrations by Warner Bros.).

It appears Jackson’s first Hobbit movie is sticking with the original subtitle, An Unexpected Journey, based on a couple of freshly-unveiled ads for limited edition RealD 3D Hobbit glasses. Things are in motion right now, so there’s no guarantee the second installment, currently subtitled There and Back Again (the alternate title of J.R.R. Tolkien’s source novel) will do likewise.

There and Back Again could swap its subtitles with one of the newly-registed options (The Desolation of Smaug and Riddles in the Dark) since it has a conclusive air befitting the third Hobbit film. That’s assuming the trilogy finale continues the story of Bilbo Baggins’ adventures, rather than serve as a linking bridge between the two Hobbit movies and Lord of the Rings trilogy (based exclusively on 125 pages of appendices published in Return of the King).

TheOneRing.net is confirming a third possible subtitle, The Battle of Five Armies, offering further “proof” that the central Hobbit narrative thread carries on through to the final chapter in Jackson’s second Middle-earth trilogy (all three prospective subtitles reference key events in Tolkien’s book).

On a related note – check out the above-mentioned The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey RealD 3D glasses below (click either thumbnail for the full image):

Riddles in the Dark seems the least likely option as a subtitle for either the second or third Hobbit movie, if only because the event it alludes to – when Bilbo (Martin Freeman) encounters Gollum (Andy Serkis) in the goblin tunnels – takes place in An Unexpected Journey (we’re basing that assumption on the fact that it appears in the film’s teaser trailer, and parts of that scene were included in the sizzle reel Jackson showed at The Hobbit‘s Comic-Con panel).

Then again, as mentioned before, Jackson has been somewhat vague about how much narrative material (and footage originally intended as part of the first two Hobbit movies) is being spread out to serve as the foundation for Hobbit 3. Screen Rant will keep you updated on the situation, of course.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters around the U.S. on December 14th, 2012.

The Hobbit: There and Back Again (not, for certain, the official subtitle) opens in theaters on December 13th, 2013.

The Hobbit 3 (not the official title) reaches theaters in Summer 2014.

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Source: TheOneRing.net, HobbitFilm.it

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  1. Those glasses look INCREDIBLY uncomfortable.

    • I agree, but considering that 3D gives me migraines, I won’t be going anywhere near them anyway ;)

  2. I wonder if the glasses will serve if you keep them for all three movies or will they be like all the rest and you can use them for half or one third of the films? The comfort of some glasses are definitely an issue for prescription wearers… :P

  3. Do these things even work with prescription glasses? You know, those things that about 75% of the adult population wears.

    Regardless, they do look uncomfortable and butt ugly to boot. ><

    • I wear glasses and even the regular 3D glasses are uncomfortable… these things look almost unbearable to wear… even without corrective lenses.

      I should really look into these new clip on things. They haven’t really taken off/become popular, but from what I’ve heard, they’re definitely more comfy/practical/less-goofy-looking to wear than the regular 3D glasses.

      • hummm, yet another thing we have in common. Yes, I spend most of my time in any IMAX movie fidgeting with those blasted things every few mins. hoping to find a comfortable position (that never happens). I even took them off for part of TASM because the slight double image was easier to watch. :P

        and get out of my mind! I’ve been considering clip-ons but can’t bring myself to justify the cost. You change your glasses and then end up having to change these also.

        • Best 3D glasses I have ever worn was the Harry Potter edition that came out with Deathly Hollows Part 2 last year. Those were actually comfortable to wear. Need to dig them out. I kept them just for 3D movies lol

        • “can’t bring myself to justify the cost.”
          How expensive are they in the US?
          Here in South-Africa I can get a pair of clip-on 3D glasses for about (the equivalent of) $3.50 – I just keep forgetting to buy a pair when I see the movie, and every time that I do remember, they’re out of stock at the theater I go to…

  4. @Sandy……So I take it based on your article that not even you SR people have a clue if the Hobbit is being split into 3 parts or if it will be 2 parts and a bridge movie?

    • My impression, from all that I’ve read so far, is that the first two movies will be primarily about The Hobbit, and although The Hobbit may also seep into the third, the latter will be primarily a bridge movie, based on the Silmarillion and appendices.

  5. Should not be in 3d

    • You don’t have to see it in 3d, as like all (or most) 3d movies, it will also be offered in 2d.

  6. I wear glasses and I put the 3d glasses on over them. Works fine.

  7. The Hobbit: Back to life back to reality

  8. Can’t wait to own The Hobbit Trilogy on blu-ray years down the road and have a marathon starting with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and ending with LOTR: Return of the King. That is going to be a long day but will totally be worth it :D

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