The Hobbit Release Dates Set

Despite MGM’s issues still ongoing, the two-film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” has officially set some release dates.

Heat Vision reports that Warner Bros. Pictures has scheduled the Peter Jackson-produced and Guillermo del Toro-directed two-part adaptation for December 2012 and December 2013.

When the project was first announced back in 2007, a 2011 release date was originally targeted but in the interim proved to be an unrealistic date.

An IMAX press release the other day about the company’s partnership with Warners hinted that the first film wouldn’t be ready until 2013, causing the studio to issue this correction.