There’s just two months left to go before Warner Bros. releases the anticipated final film in Peter Jackson’s second Middle-earth trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and the studio’s been doing a great job of building their campaign for the blockbuster.
We were recently treated to a great new poster for the film, serving as both a main one-sheet and a character poster for Martin Freeman’s Bilbo Baggins. And with the first full trailer about to arrive, the studio’s debuted the latest in the series of posters for Ian McKellen’s final outing as Gandalf.
“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 McKellen are joined by another stellar cast, topped by Richard Armitage, Luke Evans, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, and Hugo Weaving, to name only a few.
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.