So if you were at San Diego Comic Con this weekend, you’ve probably already seen this, but for the rest of us the trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is now online. As director Peter Jackson promised on the weekend, this one looks to be much darker than the previous installments of the The Hobbit, that and there’s a ton of action coming in the film because if there’s five armies in the title then it better be one good, big fight.
Here’s the trailer:
Kinda gives you chills. Of course the last two Hobbit movies haven’t been able to stand tall in the tremendous shadow of the original Lord of the Rings trilogy, but they still cut a mean trailer. There’s a definite sense of foreboding to the this one, punctuated somewhat brilliantly by the Billy Boyd song “The Steward of Gondor” from Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. It sets a tone apart from the trailer for Return of the King, which, despite the gathering darkness of the film, had a somewhat triumphant tone.
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.
So will you follow The Hobbit one last time? The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is in theaters everywhere December 17.