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Do 'The Hobbit' Films Now Have Two (Totally Boring) Titles?

by Kevin Jagernauth
March 3, 2011 1:56 AM
6 Comments
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After suffering bankruptcy, a director exiting the film due to production delays and a sidelining ulcer, Peter Jackson's long gestating "The Hobbit" films are set to begin this month and we're only at the tip of the iceberg of rumors and news that will continue to trickle out in the coming months. My precious indeed.

Respected fansite TheOneRing reports an interesting little nugget which may mean something or nothing, but that is worth some attention. According to their source, New Line has registered the titles "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" and "The Hobbit: An/The Unexpected Journey" prompting speculation that these could indeed be the new monikers for the two films. Of course, the former is actually the full title of the book by J.R.R. Tolkien while the latter is just kinda....dull. We're of two minds about these: they are likely gonna be met with approval of the Tolkien faithful because it's very much in that spirit, but as movie titles, they just put us right to sleep. But again, this is all conjecture because for all we know, these could be working titles, or movie tie-in books or god knows what else. So play it cool for now folks.

Anyway, we're sure we'll find out soon enough or maybe if you're down under, you can ask one of the cast members: Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Richard Armitage, Aidan Turner, Rob Kazinsky, Graham McTavish, John Callen, Stephen Hunter, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Sylester McCoy, Adam Brown, Mikael Persbrandt, Ryan Gage, Jed Brophy, William Kircher, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis and Ian McKellen. New Zealand isn't that big and they must hang out somewhere.

The first installment of "The Hobbit" arrives in December 2012 in glorious 3D.

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6 Comments

  • JohnDoe | March 4, 2011 11:23 AMReply

    These are great titles, and stay true to the book. I suppose you think There and Back Again is a boring title, as well as the first chapter of the novel called An Unexpected Party? Sorry if they're not "epic" enough for you.

  • Kevin Jagernauth | March 3, 2011 6:08 AMReply

    Hey guys, if you want to see something positive try reading our review of "The Adjustment Bureau" or our praise of the "Attack The Block" and "Rubber" trailers or our jizzing over the Underworld track from "Frankenstein."

    All posted this morning.

  • bob | March 3, 2011 6:03 AMReply

    Guys, if you hate everything, after a while people stop giving a shit. Makes for a boring blog.

  • Kevin Klawitter | March 3, 2011 5:13 AMReply

    What is it with this website's obsession with movie titles? It's almost as if you're actively trying to find something to complain about because negative headlines get more hits.

  • Aaron Nagler | March 3, 2011 4:50 AMReply

    Also, An Unexpected Journey is a play on An Unexpected Party, which is the first chapter of the book.

  • Paul | March 3, 2011 3:57 AMReply

    Eh. I like them. They have that Tolkien touch. Especially "There & Back Again" which is directly from the novel. Though I do think "There & Back Again" would be a much better title for the 2nd film if they go with these.

    Regardless the titles are sure a lot better than "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Continuous Onslaught of Wordy Titles Continues"

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