We’re just over three months away from the arrival of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and the excitement is definitely building for Peter Jackson’s final instalment in the Hobbit trilogy.
The first teaser trailer launched over the summer to a great reception, and now Warner Bros. has released an awesome new banner, in keeping with the same tapestries it’s launched over the last two years for the first two films in the trilogy.
“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.
Martin Freeman leads for one final time as Bilbo, joined by Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Luke Evans, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, and Christopher Lee.
Jackson co-wrote the script with Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Guillermo del Toro.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be released in 2D, 3D, IMAX 3D, and HFR 3D on December 12th in the UK, before arriving in the US on December 17th.