The first trailer for The Battle of the Five Armies, the third and final film in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien‘s The Hobbit, has been released.
When Jackson announced on 4 July that he had delivered a trailer to Warner Bros. he made it clear that this was merely a “teaser” and that, due to the incomplete state of many visual effect shots, the first proper trailer will not be released until around October 2014.
With a running time of only 1 minute 48 seconds, this trailer is relatively short when compared with those for An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, which previously used the working title There and Back Again, is due to be released in cinemas on 17 December 2014 in North America.
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