We can now confirm that the third installment in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy will open on July 18th, 2014. The film will now be called The Hobbit: There and Back Again. Before you get too confused, the second film has been re-titled, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. No title or release date changes have touched the first film, so, in summation:
•The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will open on December 14th, 2012.
•The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will open December 13th, 2013.
•The Hobbit: There and Back Again will open July 18th, 2014.