Ever since the announcement Peter Jackson was going for gold – sorry, too much Olympics – and turning The Hobbit into a trilogy everyone’s been asking one question. Why? The answer being who cares give us moar! Then they move on to another question, what will the title be? Early on we heard rumors two possibilities were The Desolation of Smaug and Riddles in the Dark. Those were sniffed out by Fusible through investigating some interesting domain registrations.
Now, the folks at TheOneRing.Net has come across two more potential titles New Line has just registered: The Battle of the Five Armies and The Desolation of Smaug. So that’s two votes for Smaug, meaning Riddles is probably out of the running. But what about the addition of Five Armies? That’s an interesting and most definitely attention grabbing title, and being a climactic moment in the book it would make for a grand finale.
But then, that brings us back to The Hobbit‘s first two titles, An Unexpected Journey and There and Back Again. Does There and Back Again work as the second title in a trilogy? It sounds very final, alluding to Biblo’s return to the Shire. Maybe that title get’s thrown out all together? Or maybe Back Again will still be the title of the third film with either Smaug or Five Armies being the second film?
GAH! It’s impossible to keep guessing! Let’s hope they release an official title soon and put an end to our obsessing and speculating. Y’know, so we can move on to freakin’ out over something else.
Source: Topless Robot