New Title Rumoured For Third Hobbit Film
Could it become Into The Fire?
The film has been known as There And Back Again since 2012 at least, but today a rumour surfaced from usually reliable fan site TheOneRing.net that the third Hobbit adventure could conceivably be called Into The Fire.
While the site is at pains to point out that its sources are simply pointing to New Line registering the title as a way of protecting copyright, it wouldn’t be the first time the film has been floated under a different name – there was the thought it may end up being called The Battle Of Five Armies when the plan to split the story into a trilogy was first announced.
Of course, it seems awfully late to be changing things now – especially with merchandising partners’ long lead times to consider and the fact that both die hard fans and general moviegoers are used to referring to the film as There And Back Again. It’s also possible that the title registration is simply to cover the company’s bases in case it decides to use it for another project such as a video game tie-in. There has been no official word on the matter just yet.
For now, what we do know is that the third Hobbit entry will see Bilbo, the dwarfs, Gandalf and the Elves taking arms against the destructive force that is the dragon Smaug and other dark forces swirling around Middle-earth. It’ll hit cinemas on December 26.
Dammit, the “fire” isn’t in most of the movie. The title would be completely misleading!
Do they think “There and Back Again” is too spoileresque? BILBO IS IN THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY. We KNOW he’s going to survive.
I do really, really hope this is a video-game tie-in.
I told myself I would not get involved with this character, remember what happened last time you did. But yet again a character is killed and I cried and wish I’d died instead of them. That is some damn good collection of words to make me feel that way and maybe it has to be that way for the story…
Do you want some recommendations?
A 1976 edition of The Hobbit published in the Soviet Union has illustrations by M. Belomlinskij. They reflect the style of the time, although they also somewhat resemble woodcuts.
And now they will populate my nightmares. Thanks, M. Belomlinskij.
1. Open your GIF folder.
2. Choose every 5th GIF after each question. NO CHEATING!
Okay, here I go.
This is you:
This is your best friend:
This is what your parents are like:
What you do when you’re alone:
I’m apparently boring but expressive when I’m alone.
How strangers see you:
Unfortunately, this is not far off.
How the same sex sees you:
How the opposite sex sees you:
It hurts because it’s true.
How your crush sees you:
Your favorite fandom:
Uh, not really. Sorry people, but I’m just not into Supernatural.
Your taste in music:
Whatever musical genre that is.
If you had a superpower it would be…
Less useful than Wolverine’s, but still cooler than Edward Cullen.
You in the morning:
Your thoughts on school:
Your reaction to being asked out:
Your parents’ reaction to you being asked on your first date:
What you do on Friday nights:
Oh, I wish.
What you do on the weekend:
What you do in class when you should be listening:
Your reaction to failing a class/test:
Your reaction to passing a subject/test:
Your reaction to graduating:
Your feelings on the world:
Your reaction to learning the world was going to end:
What you would do to try and save the world:
How your kids act:
If I had kids, they probably would.
The rest of your life:
How you die:
Via F-bomb, it seems. Or else I’ll say that to the wrong person and get my ass kicked.
People at your funeral:
I finished The Return of the King last night. I was quite sad to finish it. I love those characters. I hate to see them leave my life when I close the covers.
They aren’t leaving. They’re just waiting for you to come back and visit again.
I don’t know who you are, but you’re fantastic :)
I Want YOU For My Badass Girl Army [3/∞] - Sabriel (Sabriel by Garth Nix)
“A Kiss,” said Mogget sleepily. “Actually, just a breath would do. But you have to start kissing someone sometime, I suppose.”
"A breath?" she asked. She didn’t want to kiss just any wooden man. He looked nice enough, but he might not be like his looks. A kiss seemed too forward.”
Sabriel is one of my favorites of all time. A tough, smart, capable girl who isn’t just in the story to have a romance. She’s the hero!
Just a bit of a thought, blurb, thing. I think its really great that so many fans of the Abhorsen Trilogy imagine the characters to be amazingly racially diverse. It allows people to identify with the characters to a greater extent, and it doesn’t greatly change the characters or anything, so coolio, great stuff, right?
But then I see some people bitching about readers white washing the characters in their art….. when the characters are written as white? The clair tan to a ‘chestnut brown’, but they’re also blonde, so its easy to assume them to be tanned caucasians….? Other than them, all the characters are for the most part expressly described as being pale…. I don’t know. How do you white wash white characters?
I don’t mean to be offensive in any way. I’ve accidentally offended people with questions like this in the past, so please forgive my ignorance if i’m showing it, i’m just kinda baffled.
(ps, I really don’t mean any offense or nastiness toward anyone, In turn I won’t reply to any nastiness. <3)
Garth Nix does not often actively describe people’s physical characteristics; he’ll mention them offhand to give you an image to work with, or like with the Clayr he’ll use differences of appearance to emphasize another point (in that case, how different Lirael is from the other Clayr). So basically, they’re most often left up in the air, which is fun to work with.
Yeah, attacking people who lean more on the “Clayr are tanned white people” is ridiculous, but it comes from the worry that if people assume that the Clayr, who are described as having brown skin, are white then they’ll assume that everybody is white and yatah yatah yatah we’re back with an all-white cast and no diversity; so the worry is legitimate, even if the bitching isn’t.
"Pale" doesn’t specifically mean "white", which is another thing to remember; the Abhorsen line could display more Asian features. Also blonde hair is a genetic mutation and is prevalent in the Solomon Islands, so claiming that because the Clayr have blonde hair means they’re obviously white is…closeminded. Besides, this is a fantasy series, with magic and Death and flying paper airplanes; limiting our imaginations of people in the series to white/caucasian appearances is outdated.
"Whitewashing" is deliberately assigning characters Caucasian physical features, which is what we’re trying to avoid. It may look like we’re overemphasizing non-white characters, but in fact we’re just trying to level the playing field and introduce diversity that makes the Abhorsen world more interesting and realistic.
Courtesy is as implied as open-mindedness.
I’ve noticed a lot of fan-art that specifically makes Sabriel look somewhat East Asian. As long as her described coloration is left intact, I don’t really care.
And as you pointed out, the blonde hair of the Clayr could be some kind of mutation. Hell, they’re an entire civilization that produces almost no males EVER, with certain physical traits linked to their Sight — and yet the idea of non-Caucasian blondes blows people’s minds?