The Hobbit

Rope of Silicon is reporting that The Hobbit: There and Back Again has been delayed by Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema. The final instalment of the trilogy is now targeting a December 17th, 2014 release, five months later than its original release date of July 14th, 2014.

Certainly disappointing news, but maybe not so surprising given the long-troubled production of the trilogy. It’s hard not to wonder if this is also the result of the studios deciding to expand the series of movies from two to three just months before The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey came to theatres. This new release schedule will mirror the three-movies-over-two-years schedule that The Lord of the Rings followed.

  • Joel March 1, 2013 at 9:45 am

    I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that The Hobbit made a billion dollars and that the winter timeframe seems to be ideal for the series.

  • Aidan Moher March 1, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Absolutely not, Joel. Hollywood hates money.


  • Dave March 1, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Disappointing but I guess it’s not really too suprising

  • Ashik Ibrahim March 1, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Aidan, the title and the actual body of text say different things. The title says 2013 and the text says 2014.

  • Aidan Moher March 1, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Whoopsie! Thanks. How did I not notice that?