Both Hobbit films finally have official release dates and titles! Here’s the details from the official Hobbit blog :
New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM have announced the titles and release dates for filmmaker Peter Jackson’s two-film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s enduringly popular masterpiece THE HOBBIT. The first film, titled “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” will be released on December 14, 2012. The second film, titled “The Hobbit: There and Back Again,” is slated for release the following year, on December 13, 2013.
So there it is! I’m really thankful they decided to use some actually titles from the books, not something new that certainly would have carried less gravity… So, start making plans for December 2012!