the hobbit logoAfter many years of rumours, financial hardship and a long quest to find a director we are once again walking in Middle Earth with Peter Jackson.

The first trailer for The Hobbit has arrived and the long wait has been worth it, Several familiar faces return to Hobbiton and beyond with Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood?, Hugo Weaving,  Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee?, Andy Serkis? and Ian Holm being joined by newcomers Richard Armitage, James Nesbitt, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Here’s a handy synopsis,

The Hobbit follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins , who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever … Gollum.

Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities … A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

It’s going to be a long year… Let us know your thoughts in the comments on this first look trailer!

Update: We’ve just added the first teaser trailer artworkfor your viewing pleasure here.

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Source: Apple