The title of the next "Hobbit" has been changed.

I'm guessing it's not "This May Not Be The Last One If We Can Figure Out To Milk This Into Another Movie."

Director Peter Jackson announced Thursday on his Facebook page that the third and final film in the trilogy, initially titled "There and Back Again" will instead be called "Battle of the Five Armies."

I'm guessing there's a fight scene.

IMDB.com reported that rumors of a name change have circulated for the past week, sparked by a report from fan site TheOneRing.net saying New Line had registered the name "The Hobbit: Into the Fire."

Maybe that will be the fourth one no one knows about yet.

The franchise's studio Warner Bros. confirmed the change, according to IMDB.

While only two "Hobbit" films were originally planned, a third was added after Jackson borrowed characters from the "Lord of the Rings" franchise and added some original story.

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