EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros has pushed the release date for The Hobbit: There And Back Again to December 17, 2014 from its original date of July 18, 2014. This is the final film in Peter Jackson’s trilogy adaptation of the JRR Tolkien novel. Hobbit 3 now avoids going up against X-Men: Days Of Future Past and so far is solo in the December 17th spot. The first film in the trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has pulled in $300.9M domestically and $979.9M worldwide since it was released on December 14, 2012. The second installment in the franchise, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, will be released on December 13th.
“So–I will be sticking around a bit longer than expected . . .”
My first reaction to this news was, “Oh no. I’ve got to wait another six months to see the final installment of the trilogy.”
And then I thought, “Well, that’s six months more that I will have before being forced to say farewell to a beloved character *sniff*
*sob* NOT, of course, that Thorin will actually be dead. He’s already proactively been granted So Not Dead status.
Some are saving up funds hoping to travel to the final Hobbit premiere and this will give them extra time. And as someone at Twitter pointed out, July would have been in the middle of winter in NZ–perhaps not the best time for a premiere.
So–what’s YOUR reaction? Thought?