The third instalment of Sir Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy is set to be released in mid-2014.
The film's release date of July 18, 2014, has just been announced by Warner Bros.
The third film, titled The Hobbit: There and Back Again, will be released just seven months after the second instalment, which has been re-titled The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
The first film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, is due to be released in December this year and will have its world premiere in Wellington on November 28.
Photo: James Fisher
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