“The Hobbit: There and Back Again” Release Date Changed

The dwarves in a line up
Ian McKellen at Hobbit premiere

Too awesome to handle

We weren’t even expecting a third installment of The Hobbit not that long ago but now they’ve pushed back the release date for the, most likely, epic conclusion of the trilogy. The Hobbit: There and Back Again was originally due to be released in theaters July 18, 2014, but now it’s been moved to December 17, 2014. That means we’ll have to wait a full year after the premiere of the second film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, to see the final part. But it’ll be like old times again, waiting for the next Lord of the Rings film each December, even if the prequels haven’t gotten off to as great of a start. Why they’ve pushed it back I don’t know. Perhaps they felt that with X-Men: Days of Future Past opening on the same day we would be overwhelmed by Ian McKellen’s awesomeness and they just wanted to prevent any McKellen-related awesome-overdoses.

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