25 Apr 2014

Third Hobbit movie named

2:33 pm on 25 April 2014

The third and final movie in the Hobbit trilogy is to be named The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

250414. Photo Diego Opatowski / RNZ. ANZAC Day celebrations in Wellington. Director Sir Peter Jackson

Sir Peter Jackson on Anzac Day. Photo: RNZ / Diego Opatowski

Sir Peter Jackson made the announcement on his Facebook page on Friday. He said the name There and Back Again will be used for the box-set of the three movies.

The two earlier films were The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

In his Facebook post, Sir Peter said he was in the final stages of editing the film.

He was also working on an extended version of The Desolation of Smaug which will include 25 minutes of new scenes, he said.