Monday, 30 May 2011

The Hobbit movies get release dates and titles. Preciooouuuusssss!

WooHoo, our long awaited returns to Middle Earth have now become just a little bit more tangible! I know we had the titles already but here a go your Christmas plans for 2012 and 2013 have been changed!
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will hit cinemas on the 14th of December 2012, whilst The Hobbit: There and Back Again will hit on the 13th of December 2013. Nice easy dates there 14/12/12 and 13/12/13. As before Peter Jackson has written the films, along with Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens. There is also writing credit for original director Guillermo del Toro, who sadly had to give up the director’s chair. The cast has many familiar names from the Rings trilogy, including recently announced Orlando Bloom as Legolas. Martin Freeman plays the titular Hobbit Bilbo Baggins, as will Ian Holm returning as the older Bilbo.

I cannot wait so I’m off to invent and build a time machine! I’ll let you know if it was worth it!


  1. WooHoo indeed, my gretaest consern regaridng this films has been that if there are too many delays some actors might die. (Well, it's Ian McKellen I'm worried about, actually.)I is comforting to know the plans are turning into reality. How do you feel about Freeman as Bilbo? Personally, I think he is a good choice. Del Toro would have been an interesting director. I am childish enough to love Hellboy, and that "Pan" film is not to play with, mind you : D ("not to play with" is a direct translation of a Swedish idiom, but I don't know what to say in English that would be equal as an expression!)

  2. Well as long as "not to play with" means it's brilliant that's ok :) I agree it would have been interesting to see Del Toro's take on the story, but if it helps us to get a Hellboy 3, then so much the better. Jackson is definitely proven when it comes to these films! :)