Ringer Spy Mr. Underbelly monitors movie titles that are registered by major film studios. Mr. Underbelly noticed that New Line has recently registered the following two film titles:

The Hobbit: There and Back Again

and…

The Hobbit: An/The Unexpected Journey

This is the first indication of what the ‘official’ titles will be of the two Hobbit films. What are your thoughts? Remember, this is not confirmed officially, but it is a relatively good indication of what the two film titles could be. Share your thoughts in our forum, comments and on Facebook!

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  1. Hobbit Bookworm

    It would make sense if the first movie was title “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” since the book begins that way and half of it is filled with unexpected events on the way to the Lonely Mountain.

    “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” would be a great title for the second movie, which will likely be about their arrival at the Lonely Mountain and the conclusion of the whole affair.

  2. The Hobbit: There and back again.

  3. Jayblue013

    If I were to guess, I’d say the Unexpected Journey is part one, and There and Back Again is part two. (Because part one obviously would not be including the “back again” part of the story :p )

  4. Lukas

    Anything’s better than “The Hobbit: Part 1” and “Part 2”.

  5. Elfedeseaux

    Will the hobbit book be 1 or 2 movies? I heard the second was a sequel and then i heard it wasn’t!

  6. Reflective01

    “An” would be best… “the” would mean awkward repetition…

  7. Jacqueline

    I say the “Unexpected Journey”is part one, and “There and Back Again” is part two.

  8. Quacking_Troll

    The Hobbit: A Hobbit’s Tale

    The Hobbit: There and Back Again

    Or

    Part 1: The Hobbit

    Part 2: There and Back Again

    The books already have enough titles to name both films…

  9. Daredevil

    Terrible titles. Terrible Idea.

    Completely unnecessary.

  10. Anonymous

    ‘There and back Again’ was I think part of the original title that Tolkein gave the whole story.
    I do not see it making sense as the second part rather we may have 2 alternate titles.

    it could be that the early part of the hobbit is drawn out in the film so that ‘there and back again might make more sense,

  11. Rosie

    Those are the best titles.

  12. Irishfox9

    “An Unexpected Journey” completely lacks the subtlety of Tolkien’s literature. Stick to his actual words, not a dumb mish-mash. Just because the words “unexpected” and “journey” appear in the book doesn’t mean you can just slap them together. The first part should just be “The Hobbit” and the second part “There and Back Again”.

  13. Irishfox9

    “An Unexpected Journey” completely lacks the subtlety of Tolkien’s literature. Stick to his actual words, not a dumb mish-mash. Just because the words “unexpected” and “journey” appear in the book doesn’t mean you can just slap them together. The first part should just be “The Hobbit” and the second part “There and Back Again”.

  14. Buckyrhino

    I’d prefer ‘The hobbit’ and ‘The Search For More money’ myself…

    Part one guaranteed to end with the death of Smaug.

  15. Both titles are fine. People get their knickers in a knot over such silly things. But the first movie really doesn’t need a subtitle.

  16. David Doerr

    “Stages in the Quest for Dragon Gold” would be acceptable for the title of the first movie. “Reclaiming the Dragon’s Lair” could make for an interesting title for part II.

  17. David Doerr

    The March 25, 2941 chance meeting of Gandalf and Gimli at Bree (see Appendix A, part III – “Durin’s Folk”) marks the very beginning of the story of The Hobbit. It was a concern over what Sauron’s designs might be for the use of the dragon Smaug that caused Gandalf to want to take some action before Sauron’s arm grew too long. Gandalf was sent to Middle Earth in order to reverse the decline among human kind in their awareness of the existence of the One God – Eru Iluvatar. The miraculous signs that Gandalf showed forth revealed to humans the existence of a higher order than merely that of the biological realm – as was the primary failure of Darwin’s theories. (He – a scientist – couldn’t determine whether God exists or not.)

  18. David Doerr

    THE HOBBIT – (The Red Book) – THERE AND BACK AGAIN, Part I – “Stages In the Quest for Dragon Gold”. Part II – “Reclaiming the Dragon’s Lair”. The story develops in stages. Gimli finds Gandalf at Bree, and they express their concerns regarding the Dragon. Gandalf visits Bilbo. “The Unexpected Party.” The mountain pass and the trolls. Beorn’s hall. Into Mirkwood. Etc. These are the stages on the Quest. Then, the other part of the adventure, having arrived at the lake-town, and receiving the help of men. That part of the adventure involves the actual attempt and the events of reclaiming the Dragon’s lair! If you don’t think that Gandalf would approve of these titles, then you are certainly smoking the wrong brand of pipeweed.

  19. Realy like those titles as Lukas said everything is better than Part 1 and part 2.

  20. David Doerr

    Gimli finds Gandalf at Bree! No, I meant Thorin Oakenshield. Following the War of the Ring, when Sauron was finally defeated, Gandalf reflected with Gimli and Frodo regarding what might have happened, had not the Quest of Bilbo and the dwarves to Smaug’s Lair not taken place: ‘Dragon-fire and savage swords in Eriador, night in Rivendell.There might be no Queen in Gondor. We might now hope to return from the victory here only to ruin and ash. But that has been averted–because I met Thorin Oakenshield one evening on the edge of spring in Bree. A chance meeting, as we say in Middle-earth.’ (Appendix A – p. 449.)

  21. Can’t wait for the premire.

  22. Anonymous

    I would prefer if the first movie was titled “There and back again” and the second “An unexpected journey”. At least if movie two is going to act as a tie between movie one and LOTR. If so, an unexpected journey may refer to the one noteworthy journey done by Bilbo after the killing of Smaug but before LOTR. I do remember that he didn’t stop travelling after coming home in the book.

  23. Hartporter

    “There and Back Again” won’t work, because it covers the whole story. “An Unexpected Journey” is just lame. They should just call it “The Hobbit, Part One” and The Hobbit, Part Two;” in sensible hobbit fashion.

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