Peter Jackson changes third Hobbit film's title to The Battle of the Five Armies

  • ANI, London
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  • Updated: Apr 25, 2014 16:58 IST

The Desolation of Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) is the second installment of The Hobbit trilogy.

Director Peter Jackson has changed the name of his third Hobbit trilogy film from There and Back Again to The Battle of the Five Armies.

According to the BBC, the 52-year-old Oscar winning filmmaker said on his Facebook page that the original title had felt like the right one for character Bilbo's expedition to reclaim Erebor, but since his arrival and departure happened within the second film, the title felt misplaced with three movies as Bilbo had already arrived there.

"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies feels completely appropriate since it refers to the battle of the goblins and the wargs against the elves, dwarves, eagles, men of Dale and a shape-shifter," he added.

The role of Bilbo Baggins is portrayed by Martin Freeman in the trilogy, which also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Sir Ian McKellen and Billy Connolly.


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