Remember how the second Hobbit movie was called There and Back Again? And then Peter Jackson decided to make it a trilogy? Well, as we all hoped and common sense dictated, Jackson and New Line and WB have announced the third Hobbit movie will now be titled There and Back and Again, while the second movie will be named The Desolation of Smaug. I feel like it doesn’t really fit with An Unexpected Journey and There and Back Again, but I’m not going to lose any sleep over it. Still, I think The Legend of Curly’s Gold would have been a surefire winner.
More importantly, the second movie is premiere in December 2013, but the third will premiere the summer on 2014. So at least there’s won’t be too large a gap between the second and third films. (Via First Showing