‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again’ Gets Pushed Back

| by Brittany Taylor
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Fans of The Hobbit will have to wait a little bit longer to see the last installment “The Hobbit: There and Back Again.”

The third film was set to be released July 18, 2014 but has been moved back five months to December 17. There has not been an official statement as to why the film is being pushed back.

“The Lord of The Rings” trilogy had film releases between December 17-19, so the new film release date is a surprise to many.

The second film, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” is supposed to be released this year on December 14.

Peter Jackson wrote on Facebook, “Recently Fran, Phil and I did just this when we watched for the first time an early cut of the first movie - and a large chunk of the second. We were really pleased with the way the story was coming together, in particular, the strength of the characters and the cast who have brought them to life.  All of which gave rise to a simple question: do we take this chance to tell more of the tale? And the answer from our perspective as the filmmakers, and as fans, was an unreserved ‘yes.'  

Fans will just have to wait for a summer release of the last film but for now there is only 9 months left until “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. ”