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Final Battle of the Five Armies Trailer released

The final trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has been released by Warner Bros.

The Battle of the Five Armies is the third and final film in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Hobbit. It will be released on 12 December 2014 in the United Kingdom, and 17 December in North America.

Late last month, Peter Jackson discussed his plans for the titular Battle of Five Armies with Entertainment Weekly. It emerged that the battle will take up 45 minutes of the theatrical release.

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  • I have just looked at the last few chapters of the book, can anyone help with where to find what is in the trailer, in the book?

    • Sorry found something that is in the book, Bilbo puts on the ring at the end of the trailer, thank you for including something.

    • To be fair, an awful lot of it is in there! The only thing in that trailer that I can see which wasn’t in the book is the trolls.

      • OK, I am up for the challenge, let’s start with some of the easy ones, page number please for Tauriel, Saruman, Galadriel and Legolas, plus Thranduil on some sort of reindeer.

        I think one of the CGI characters is Azog, who died 142 years earlier than the events in the trailer, I have to assume that Azog is a Zombie in the film, but again can’t find this in the book.

        I will check that the words that each character in the trailer says, against the book, to see if they occur and post any matches over the weekend.

        I have checked and accept that I was wrong, as the first comment by Bard is pretty close to the book version, can not find any of the other quotes though.

        • So, can you confirm, that you against Thranduil wearing clothes because it’s not mentioned in the book? This is a very basic an reductionist approach.

          It is entirely feasible that Legolas could have been at the Battle of the Five Armies. Do you really want a film that is an EXACT replica of the book? I think that would be pretty boring.