All good things must come to an end, and the same is true for Peter Jackson’s return to Middle-earth. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies marks the end of an era, and Warner Bros. is celebrating accordingly.
With the first full trailer for the epic blockbuster expected to land any day, they’ve rebooted the marketing campaign brilliantly with a great poster for Martin Freeman’s final outing as Bilbo. And with the current series of posters set to lead up to that first trailer, we’ve got the latest to share in the form of Bard the Bowman as played by Luke Evans.
“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.
Freeman and Armitage are joined by another all-star cast of now-familiar faces, led by Ian McKellen, Luke Evans, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Christopher Lee, and Elijah Wood, alongside many more.
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 and December 17th in the US.