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First trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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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  • After seeing travesty that is The Desolation of Smaug not sure how amped up we can feel about the Battle of Five Armies. Minor enjoyable details in Desolation aside they were not enough to compensate how much Jackson et al wanted to recapture what they had with LOTR. (A Elf & Non Elf relationship) A surfing Legolas, and the changes to the Smaug/Bilbo scenes are despicable, and the Arkenstone appears to be as corrupt an influence as the One Ring. — I realize we may catch some flack for our views but to each their own.

    • Leo Eris

      No flak. Testify!

  • What is the wheeled vehicle being chased by Orcs and wargs? I do not remember that from the book. Oh, boy! Here we go again. Let the desolation of Tolkien continue. Perhaps if I have really, really low expectations I may be surprised.

  • The ruins of laketown look very true to the book to me.
    On the worrying side : I’m very concerned about this Dol Guldur scene, and where are the crows ?

  • Citizen David

    I had no idea that Peter was as small as a Hobbit and I believe Bilbo is a tad taller.