Peter Jackson‘s Hobbit movies not only have titles, but they now have release dates. Currently being filmed back to back in digital 3D in New Zealand, the first one will be called The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and the sequel will be The Hobbit: There and Back Again. They’ll be released on December 14, 2012 and December 13, 2013. The films are prequels to The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Reprising their roles from the original movies are: Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel; Orlando Bloom as Legolas; Ian Holm as the elder Bilbo; Christopher Lee as Saruman; Hugo Weaving as Elrond; Elijah Wood as Frodo; and Andy Serkis as Gollum. Martin Freeman will take on the central role of Bilbo Baggins.