The third and final installation in The Hobbit trilogy has certainly undergone some changes in the past few weeks. Just last week, director Peter Jackson announced that he, along with Warner Bros., had decided to officially change the title of the film from The Hobbit: There and Back Again to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Now, they have finally released the logo for the upcoming film.
When we catch up to our merry band of dwarves and their resident Hobbit Bilbo, they will have already made it to the dragon’s lair and come face to face with Smaug himself. They will work together in the hopes of reclaiming Erebor and all of its treasure; however, they will certainly have their fair share of opposition in their way.
Here is a look at the official logo for the upcoming final installation in The Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
As one would imagine, the final installation in the trilogy is once again being directed by filmmaker Peter Jackson. The screenplay for the film was penned by Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, who have worked on both the Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy, Guillermo Del Toro, who has worked on all three of The Hobbit films, and of course Peter Jackson himself.
Of course, there would be no film to direct without the original work of author J.R.R. Tolkien, who breathed life into these characters so many years ago.
The film stars Sherlock actor Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies also stars Freeman’s Sherlock co-star Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom, Richard Armitage, Manu Bennett, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Cate Blanchett, Aidan Turner, Ian McKellen, Hugo Weaving, Christopher Lee, Billy Connolly, Sylvester McCoy, and many more.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is scheduled to be released on December 17, 2014.