The Hobbit Update: Titles, Release Dates Announced

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Yes, Orlando Bloom will reprise his role of Legolas in the The Hobbit.

But that casting tidbit dwarfs the following news related to this franchise: Peter Jackson's two adaptions of J.R.R. Tolkien's work have been given titles and release dates:

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will hit theaters on December 14, 2012.
  • The Hobbit: There And Back Again will hit theaters on December 13, 2013.
The Hobbit Book

The director started shooting both movies in New Zealand (in 3D) a few weeks ago. The cast includes Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Ian McKellen and Cate Blanchett.

In the upcoming films, look for Freeman's Bilbo to be on a quest to reclaim the lost Kingdom of Erebor.


It is like Shakespeare, or Dickens you can't screw it up, even the cartoon was good. So looking forward to another Middle Earth Epic, better to do them all at once I think. Hope they are as excellent as they have the potential to be, minus the liberties of plot and character from the book.

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