This is it. The final trailer to the final installment of Peter Jackson’s epic telling of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classics. Whereas the first trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hinted at little to come, this trailer heavily invests in the buildup to the war that is to define the start of The Lord of the Rings trilogy (Peter Jackson’s crowning achievement). To say I’m not looking forward to this would be a lie (especially after having had to sit through the filler material of the previous films). Thanks to Warner Bros., you can check it our for yourself in the trailer above.
See the first trailer here: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Trailer #1.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Evangeline Lilly, Cate Blanchett, Richard Armitage, Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Orlando Bloom.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.
Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain.
As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide — unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies unites Middle-earth in US theaters on December 17, 2014 and UK theaters on December 12, 2014.