The Hobbit There and Back Again Gets Name Change


The Hobbit There and Back Again Gets Name Change

Could the name change of  The Hobbit There and Back Again to The Hobbit: Into the Fire affect its chances of winning at the box office?

Captain America the Winter Soldier has made a huge splash in box office sales kicking off the 2014 summer blockbuster season, but new information reveals that one of the biggest franchises is having a last minute name change.

How will this affect the rest of the films like Dawn of the Planet of The Apes, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Godzilla, Interstellar the Amazing Spiderman 2 or the highly anticipated Guardian of The Galaxy?

Most likely it won’t because it the third installment of The Hobbit who is getting a possible title change according to New Line.  The third and final installment for The Hobbit Trilogy will be closing out the 2014 year, but there is new rumors that the film’s title has had a name change.

Word is, New Line has registered a new name for the third installment of The Hobbit, which is The Hobbit: Into the Fire.

What could this mean for last installment of the film? has learned via that Knocking Thursh says that the studio registered the name change “because they must register their eventual title, studios often register multiple titles.”

If you’re betting on the title it may be safe to say that The Hobbit There And Back Again could have simply been a holding title for the past 18 months?

As for the Hobbit, Brand is incredibly important to studios (just as it is to most multinationals). It seems to defy logic that New Line (and I guess Warner Bros and MGM) would abandon a name that’s built up a great deal of recognition among keen fans and casual moviegoers to the point where there’s an acronym for it — TABA.

It might be that they believe the title is confusing. After all, the Company is already there. But it’s just as logical to interpret the word there as referring to being there as it is to think that it must mean the act of travelling to there. I don’t think it’s really that confusing as a title.

The title change could also pay homage to the chapter of The Hobbit Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire. Though Into the Fire actually seems a better fit for the events that we’ve just witnessed in The Desolation of Smaug, not what we’ll see in the final film.

We will keep you posted on the outcome of The Hobbit title being changed, since this could be New Line’s plan for a movie tie in or a need to reserve intellectual property rights. The odds are always in your favor when betting on a title like The Hobbit There And Back Again changing to The Hobbit into the Fire.

Peter Jackson’s final Hobbit film will be released on December 17, 2014.

We’ll keep you posted….