Our Sponsor Sideshow Collectibles Send us News
Lord of the Rings Tolkien
Search Tolkien
Lord of The RingsTheOneRing.net - Forged By And For Fans Of JRR Tolkien
Lord of The Rings Serving Middle-Earth Since The First Age

Lord of the Rings Movie News - J.R.R. Tolkien
Do you enjoy the 100% volunteer, not for profit services of TheOneRing.net?
Consider a donation!

  Main Index   Search Posts   Who's Online   Log in
The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Movie Discussion: The Hobbit:
TABA Release Date likely to move 1 week earlier?

TheHutt
Gondor


Feb 12 2014, 3:09pm

Post #1 of 12 (703 views)
Shortcut
TABA Release Date likely to move 1 week earlier? Can't Post

The announced US release date for TABA so far is December 17th. So far, not many dates for other countries were published. Except for Russia, the release date of which was scheduled for Dec. 18th.

Today, Warner Bros. Germany published the release date for Germany - and it is a whole week earlier than the US release date: December 10th.

The way I see it, we are likely to receive a change in release dates, and the US date might get moved one week earlier. The reasons for this are:
- In the past, both the European and the US releases were always in the same week, the difference being just a day or two. I do not expect the US audience would be likely to wait 1 week longer.
- Also, the Russian Middle-Earth releases always were later than the US/European release dates in the past. From some months with FOTR to 1 week with The Hobbit. The reason being localization work as well as proximity to Russian winter holidays (Dec 31- Jan 8th).

So I suppose the new German date and the Russian release date are accurate, and the US date is likely to shift to a date around Dec. 10 quite soon. Also, I expect other European release dates (UK, France etc.) to be in the same week as well.

Russian LOTR & Hobbit Site: Henneth-Annun.ru


macfalk
Valinor


Feb 12 2014, 3:26pm

Post #2 of 12 (347 views)
Shortcut
Good, I hope so [In reply to] Can't Post

For AUJ and DOS, here in Sweden and many European countries, the release date has been 2 days earlier than USA both times - hope this is the case with TABA, too. I know when December comes, that extra week (Dec 17 instead of Dec 10) will feel like an age.



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.

(This post was edited by macfalk on Feb 12 2014, 3:26pm)


Elessar
Valinor


Feb 12 2014, 3:46pm

Post #3 of 12 (309 views)
Shortcut
Hope so [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't want to wait a week after many others.



Ham_Sammy
Tol Eressea

Feb 12 2014, 3:47pm

Post #4 of 12 (297 views)
Shortcut
Me either [In reply to] Can't Post

And if they don't do it I will be off the internet for a whole week at that time avoiding commentary on it too.

Thank you for your questions, now go sod off and do something useful - Martin Freeman Twitter chat 3/1/13


Elessar
Valinor


Feb 12 2014, 3:50pm

Post #5 of 12 (292 views)
Shortcut
I don't blame ya [In reply to] Can't Post

Its bad enough having to wait for the release with everyone else, but waiting after others would totally stink,



macfalk
Valinor


Feb 12 2014, 4:32pm

Post #6 of 12 (285 views)
Shortcut
Looks like it's set for Dec 10 in France as well [In reply to] Can't Post

http://www.imdb.com/...einfo?ref_=tt_ov_inf



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.

(This post was edited by macfalk on Feb 12 2014, 4:32pm)


Elondria
The Shire


Feb 12 2014, 6:40pm

Post #7 of 12 (233 views)
Shortcut
It at least feels better [In reply to] Can't Post

It's amazing how much closer it feels to say December 10 instead of December 17, even though there's still roughly ten months between me and TABA. It just feels better to say "You'll get it a week earlier than we originally said."

I hear your still voice calling my heart… I’d rip my world down to follow the sound. –Nine Lashes


Ham_Sammy
Tol Eressea

Feb 12 2014, 11:48pm

Post #8 of 12 (135 views)
Shortcut
I can wait [In reply to] Can't Post

I just don't want to see reviews or anything beforehand. So yeah. If they don't move it i'll be gone from here and elsewhere for a week.

Thank you for your questions, now go sod off and do something useful - Martin Freeman Twitter chat 3/1/13


EreborChick
Registered User

Feb 13 2014, 1:30am

Post #9 of 12 (149 views)
Shortcut
... I have to wait until 2015 ... [In reply to] Can't Post

release date for Argentina: 1 January 2015.
I'm gonna die this christmas.


Elessar
Valinor


Feb 13 2014, 4:34am

Post #10 of 12 (105 views)
Shortcut
Ditto [In reply to] Can't Post

 



Rohirrim Rider
Rivendell


Feb 13 2014, 10:15am

Post #11 of 12 (90 views)
Shortcut
Well, it's better than the 19th December release date the UK currently has [In reply to] Can't Post

...one which I assumed (and hoped!) would move forward to at least the 17th.

However, either the 17th of the 19th would have been fine with me for symbolic reasons - get it on the 17th December and the Hobbit trilogy is ending on the same date as the Lord of the Rings trilogy ended with ROTK. Release it on the 19th December and the whole Middle-Earth saga ends on the same date it began with FOTR.

Seems odd to quibble when we're being offered it a week early and I know that, come the 10th, I won't mind at all that the date doesn't nicely line up! Plus we'll still be getting a Middle-Earth film on a Wednesday again - and that is an encouraging thought Smile


Loresilme
Valinor


Feb 13 2014, 5:20pm

Post #12 of 12 (65 views)
Shortcut
I'm with you there [In reply to] Can't Post


In Reply To
However, either the 17th of the 19th would have been fine with me for symbolic reasons - get it on the 17th December and the Hobbit trilogy is ending on the same date as the Lord of the Rings trilogy ended with ROTK. Release it on the 19th December and the whole Middle-Earth saga ends on the same date it began with FOTR.



Of course not having to wait another week is great, but there is something to be said for keeping those dates - the 17th & the 19th - as Middle-earth film anniversaries.

 
 

Search for (options) Powered by Gossamer Forum v.1.2.3

home | advertising | contact us | back to top | search news | join list | Content Rating

This site is maintained and updated by fans of The Lord of the Rings, and is in no way affiliated with Tolkien Enterprises or the Tolkien Estate. We in no way claim the artwork displayed to be our own. Copyrights and trademarks for the books, films, articles, and other promotional materials are held by their respective owners and their use is allowed under the fair use clause of the Copyright Law. Design and original photography however are copyright © 1999-2012 TheOneRing.net. Binary hosting provided by Nexcess.net

Do not follow this link, or your host will be blocked from this site. This is a spider trap.