Last week a rumor popped up that the third Hobbit movie would be retitled “Into the Fire”. This was based on a trademark registration that TheOneRing.net found, although they did say at the time it could be used for something other than the movie itself (a tie-in of some sorts).
Today we know that the third Hobbit film will receive a new title, but it’s not “Into the Fire”. Peter Jackson made the announcement on his Facebook page:
When we did the premiere trip late last year, I had a quiet conversation with the studio about the idea of revisiting the title. We decided to keep an open mind until a cut of the film was ready to look at. We reached that point last week, and after viewing the movie, we all agreed there is now one title that feels completely appropriate.
And so: “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” it is.
He says “There And Back Again” could still be used in the future on a boxed set of all three movies. Also, “The Battle of the Five Armies” was a title that was floated around previously when the trademark registration was discovered, so it’s not a huge shock to see it being used.