‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Trailer Debuts
The first trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies debuted Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con. For those not lucky enough to be there, Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema released this trailer online Monday afternoon.
Since its title change from The Hobbit: There and Back Again a few months back, there have been few official rumblings from Peter Jackson and company. But now with this two-minute trailer, we’re quickly approaching what is the final trip to Jackson’s Middle-earth.
Five Armies picks up after the Desolation of Smaug’s abrupt cliffhanger last year. Thorin and the dwarves have command of the Lonely Mountain. But in doing so, their actions have inadvertently unleashed upon the people of Lake-town. Meanwhile, forces from all directions continue to move on the mountain, culminating in the Battle of Five Armies.
As expected, The Battle of the Five Armies is shaping up to be this trilogy’s Return of the King. The previous two films have lacked battles remotely close to The Lord of the Rings. The distant exception being a short flashback in An Unexpected Journey. The other allusion to Return of the King here is Pippin’s song used during the trailer.
Watch the new trailer down below and tell us your thoughts in comments.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies stars Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen, Luke Evans, Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom. This final chapter is due out in theaters Dec. 17.
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