The final installment of “The Hobbit” film trilogy will be released on December 17, 2014, five months later than planned, Warner Bros. said on Thursday.
“The Hobbit: There and Back Again” had been set to debut in July 2014. It will follow “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” which came out in December 2012, and “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” which reached theaters in December 2013.
“We’re excited to complete the trilogy the same way we started it, as a holiday treat for moviegoers everywhere,” said Dan Fellman, president of distribution for Warner Bros., a unit of Time Warner Inc.
“The Hobbit” series is a prequel to J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy “The Lord of the Rings,” which director Peter Jackson made into three Oscar-winning films about a decade ago.
This, of course, really kills the idea of a Minnesota get-together for the premier *sigh*...
- Erulisse (one L)