We already know that The Hobbit will be released as two films, encompassing the novel itself as well as some extra fiction found in Tolkien’s notes, but will the movies be called The Hobbit Part One and The Hobbit Part Two? Apparently not.
While not official, the titles speculated for The Hobbit may have been revealed thanks to some digging by a contributor at The One Ring
New Line has recently registered the following two film titles:
The Hobbit: There and Back Again
The Hobbit: An/The Unexpected Journey
Of course the original novel was also known as “There and Back Again” so it would make sense that they would use that for at least one of the films, and I can live with An Unexpected Journey or The Unexpected Journey for the second half.
Now this is only strong speculation based on New Line Registering the titles. For all we know, they could be the resgistered titles for trailers, behind the scenes documentaries on the DVD.
But the titles make sense, and they work well with what we already know from the novels.
I just can’t wait to revisit Middle Earth!