The Desolation of Smaug

September 2nd, 2012 at 11:56 am by David Farrar

Stuff reports:

The release date for the final film in trilogy has been announced.

It will follow more closely on the heels of the second film, the name of which has been re-titled.

The final instalment, titled The Hobbit: There and Back Again, will have its international release on July 18, 2014 – just seven months after film number two, which has been re-titled The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Warner Bros executive Dan Fellman said the studios wanted the final two films in the trilogy to be closer together.

”We wanted to have a shorter gap between the second and third films of The Hobbit trilogy. Opening in July affords us not only the perfect summer tent pole, but fans will have less time to wait for the finale of this epic adventure.”

This confirms my theory that the first movie will end with the finding of the ring, or maybe just after they escape the mines.

The second movie I think will end with the killing of Smaug.

The third will be the fallout over the treasure, the battle of the five armies and the linking to Lord of the Rings such as driving out the Necromancer (Sauron).

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13 Responses to “The Desolation of Smaug”

  1. iMP (2,416 comments) says:

    Bring on the Misty Mountains. This will be brilliant. 3 movies to wallow in and finally put Star Wars to bed.

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  2. Kimble (4,442 comments) says:

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  3. thedavincimode (6,867 comments) says:

    Hobbit Shmobbit. Isn’t the relevant benchmark actually Peter Pan or Harry Potter?

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  4. Colville (2,298 comments) says:

    I cant see how or why they would pad out a 200 page kiddies book into 8+ hours of film.

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  5. krazykiwi (9,186 comments) says:

    Colville – the answer is on your ‘4’ key. Use shift :)

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  6. Colville (2,298 comments) says:

    LOL :-)

    But to me it will have the opposite effect. I wont pay 3 x $15 to see the movies but will watch the DVDs (or ask my son for a copy)

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  7. Sean (301 comments) says:

    Should be about as exciting as the third season of Game of Thrones. I gave up caring halfway through the second…

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  8. justinian (21 comments) says:

    Bring it on. And after the 3 films of the Hobbit lets have a couple of The Silmarillion and perhaps a third to tell the story of Hurin and Turin Turambar – and after that there is the 12 volume History of Middle Earth…….

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  9. Johnboy (16,980 comments) says:

    Tough when you finally realise that your Blogmeister identifies with Hobbits and Gnomes etc. Sheesh!! :)

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  10. Cactus Kate (551 comments) says:

    What the hell are you talking about DPF? English? Or at least translate to WWE dialect

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  11. infused (658 comments) says:

    You sound like a bore Sean. Game of Thrones is excellent. (there is no 3rd season on tv fyi)

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  12. ArranH (17 comments) says:

    Thanks for the spoliers.

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  13. Paulus (2,656 comments) says:

    I hope the Hobbit series is also in Maori so that the children in Auckland will be able to understand.
    Or at least sub-titled.
    Mr Brown will see to that, assisted by the convicted Green drunk so called actress.

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