Essential Seven Rejected Titles for the Third Hobbit Film

At Comicon Peter Jackson revealed that he wanted the two Hobbit films to become a trilogy. New Line jumped at the chance, and quickly made this happen. This week it was announced that the second film would be renamed to The Desolation of Smaug with the third final film titled There and Back Again. The first film will still be called  An Unexpected Journey. Having read the book, I have an idea of how the films will be structured, and it makes sense. However, I think the title The Desolation of Smaug doesn’t work very well with the other titles. The good thing is that it is far better than the Essential Seven Rejected Titles for the third Hobbit Film:

07. The Hobbit: Goblins, Wargs, and Trolls Oh My!

The title The Desolation of Smaug details a key scene in the book / film involving the dragon Smaug. The rejected title Goblins, Wargs, and Trolls Oh My! however, also details a scene in the The Hobbit. Filled with Goblins, Wargs, and Trolls in the forrest. Oh My! Are the Gray Havens somewhere over the rainbow?


06. The Hobbit: Breaking Bilbo

Bilbo Baggins was a good natured simple Hobbit. That is until he found the ring and falls under its spell. Bilbo becomes selfish with his desire for power! The title was rejected because Bilbo isn’t similar to Walter White who breaks and starts cooking meth.

05. The Hobbit: Bilbo and Gandalf’s Excellent Adventure

Bilbo and Gandalf’s first adventure  focuses on Bilbo helping to acquire the treasure guarded by the dragon, Smaug. Unfortunately, calling this an excellent adventure was rejected because, The Hobbit is more of a Bogus Journey. “Station!”

04. The Hobbit: A long time ago in the shire far, far away…

This title fits better with An Unexpected Journey, and There and Back Again. The description of it being a long time ago, far away is great way to start The Hobbit since it begins with the shire. Sadly this title was rejected since Peter Jackson doesn’t want any comparison of his prequels to the Star Wars prequels.

03.The Hobbit: Weekend at Tom Bombadil’s

If you have read The Fellowship of the Ring, then you are aware of the character Tom Bombadil. He didn’t appear in the film version, but could he be in The Hobbit? Let’s hope not. In the book Tom aids Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin with shelter from the Black Riders. For three chapters the characters do nothing but eat, sing, eat again, and talk about what they want to eat. I highly doubt we will see Tom in The Hobbit,  so the title won’t work. If he was in the film this would be an appropriate title.


02.The Hobbit: My Precious, based on the novel Push by Sapphire

The One Ring is Gollum’s Precious. Focusing on the Ring changing hands from Gollum to Bilbo is a great way to bridge The Hobbit with The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Of course this title was rejected since you can’t say Precious without crediting that it was based on a novel Push by Sapphire.


01. The Hobbit: The Search for More Money

I  can believe that Peter Jackson wants this to be a trilogy because of his passion for the films. He has shown a true love for the source material, and I don’t believe he would do this just for money.

New Line on the other hand sees this to be nothing more than a way to milk this franchise. I’m surprised this wasn’t what they wanted to begin with. That being said, The Search for More Money is probably the most appropriate title if New Line made the decision. It was rejected because it was just to obvious.

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