It’s all coming together now for Peter Jackson. A few weeks ago it was announced that Jackson would indeed split his Hobbit sequels into a trilogy, and now The Hollywood Reporter has learned more about the sequels. The sequels will be titled The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: There and Back Again, to be released on December 13, 2013 and July 18, 2014 respectively. Whether that last title is a tongue in cheek reference to how we’re getting prequel film to a story we already have most of the information for is anyone’s guess. It’s interesting that Warner Bros. has put the third Hobbit film on the same day Fox was set to release the sequel to X-Men: First Class. One of them (most likely Fox) will have to blink and change the date right? Giving us another look into the film i09 and Gamma Squad have released images from the 2013 annual, including the first image of Lee Pace as Thrandruil, Legolas’ father, all of which you can see after the jump!
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