Wednesday, 1 June 2011

The Hobbit Films Get Release Dates And Titles


At last, at last all you fellow Tolkien LOTR fans out there! We can now rejoice as the release dates of the highly anticipated Hobbit films have been determined along with their official titles.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will drop on December 14, 2012 and The Hobbit: There and Back Again will hit theaters December 13, 2013. Birthday presents just for moi. LOL

Hope we all survive the infamous 2012 Apocalypse and get a chance to see them.

The Peter Jackson helmed duo tells the story of the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, played by Martin Freeman. This time around we join Bilbo as he attempts to reclaim the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from Smaug, a terrible dragon. Ian Holm will reprise his role as the elder Bilbo, while we can look forward to seeing our other favorites from LOTR. Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, Ian McKellan as Gandalf the Grey, Elijah Wood as Frodo, Orlando Bloom as Legolas, Hugo Weaving as Elrond, Christopher Lee as Saruman and Andy Serkis as Golum.


I so cannot wait for these. I am a Tolkien addict and my love for these films knows no bounds. They rank as probably my favorite films of all time. What about you all out there. Are you as excited as I am, meh or Oh-my-God-you-geeks-need-to-stop-making these-craptacular-fantasy-flicks? Talk to me.

10 comments:

Holly Ruggiero said...

I'm on the excited side.

Major.Mack said...

nice. lord of the rings is awesome home theater material

Craig Edwards said...

Great update! It's really cool that the trilogy will now have five films! ;) Thanks for the news, MB!

M. Hufstader said...

YES. This is the best news I've heard in a while. I'm way too fucking excited for these movies. SMALL PEOPLE KICKING ASS! MIDDLE FUCKING EARTH! DRAGONS!

...er...I mean...oh-my-God-you-geeks-need-to-stop-making these-craptacular-fantasy-flicks. Ahem.

Matthew Vanacore said...

Awesome news! I love the LOTR Trilogy and Tolkein's books. I knew The Hobbit was in development, but getting their release dates coupled with the titles is music to my ears!

Jamie (Mithril Wisdom) said...

Nope, I'm geeking out here too :) I was really hoping that they'd name part 1 "There" and part 2 "And Back again" which would have been cool. Their chosen titles are better though, hehe.

Nebular said...

Ah, finally! What a relief! I thought this cursed project will never come to life. I'll die if we don't make it for the release of the first film. Ha-ha! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Can you believe it's now ten years since Fellowship? So looking forward to these movies!

Michael Malone said...

SO looking forward to this! Ten years since the fellowship - man, that is crazy.

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