NEW ZEALAND: The Hobbit Triology’s third and final film will now release in December 2014 contrary to the previously announced release of 18 July 2014.
‘The Hobbit’ series consists of three Epic Fantasy Adventure Films directed, co-written and produced by Peter Jackson which act as prequels to Jackson’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Series.
Adapted from the novel ‘The Hobbit’ written by J. R. R. Tolkien, the story is set in ‘Middle-Earth’ sixty years before ‘The Lord of the Rings’.
Peter Jackson’s planned trilogy’s first installment ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ starring Martin Freeman as ‘Bilbo Bobbins’ (The Hobbit), Ian McKellen as ‘Gandalf the Grey’, Cate Blanchett as ‘Galadriel’ which released on 14 December 2012 gained a lot of accolades and critical acclaim and grossed over $300 Million at the Box Office.
However, it seems like fans will have to wait a little longer to watch the final installment of the trilogy – ‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again’. Sources revealed that Warner Bros. has decided to post-pone the release of the film to avoid a conflict against Bryan Singer’s Superhero flick ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’. The film will be the seventh installment in the X-Men film series and will act as a sequel to both ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ and ‘X-Men: First Class’. Currently, ‘The Hobbit’ is the only film occupying the 17 December 2014 spot.
The second installment ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ is all set to hit the theatres on 13 December 2013. It is one of the most awaited films, this year.
Well, it’s a long wait for the fans, but we’re sure the film will be worth it!