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Second Hobbit film gets a new name

The third film in the upcoming Hobbit film trilogy will be released worldwide in July 2014 and the second film now has a new name.

The third film, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, will open in cinemas on July 18, 2014 - just seven months after the newly titled second film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug arrives on Dec. 13, 2013.

The first film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey starring British actor Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, has already been set for a Dec. 14, 2012 opening.