‘The Hobbit’ Movies Get Titles, Release Dates
3:00 pm, May 30th, 2011
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will open on December 14, 2012.
The Hobbit: There and Back Again will open on December 13, 2013.
The films, now being filmed by Peter Jackson in New Zealand, star Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and also feature (deep breath) Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Stephen Fry, Lee Pace and an ensemble of dozens.
Prequels to Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the two Hobbit movies follow Baggins as he quests to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from Smaug the Dragon.
But you knew that already.
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