So This Is How The Hobbit Trilogy Will Play Out

Warner Brothers released a long press release over the Holiday Weekend revealing the release date of the third film in The Hobbit Trilogy as well as the now "new" title for part two of the series.  Basically this is what you need to know:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - December 14, 2012
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug - December 13, 2013
The Hobbit: There And Back Again - July 18, 2014

So we won't have to wait an entire year to see how it all ends and only have just under two years to listen to fans gripe about it being three films.