Peter Jackson’s two-film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit — to be released on Dec. 14, 2012 and Dec. 13, 2013 — now have official titles: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again.
The news first surfaced on Facebook, which reminds fans that “both films are set in Middle-earth 60 years before Tolkien’s The Lord of The Rings.” It will not only reunite Peter Jackson with the character of Bilbo Baggins (played by Martin Freeman), who in this story is on a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, but with many of the director’s Lord of the Rings stars including Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Ian Holm, and Ian McKellen who have already all signed on.
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