Posted: Jul 31 2014
by: Neal Haworth

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'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Trailer Revealed

Warner Bros. Pictures released a trailer earlier this week for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Being that this is the third and final film in "The Hobbit" series, fans of Tolkein fans shouldn't miss it.

The trailer is just over 2 minutes and features and reveals images of the fire-breathing Smaug terrorizing villagers, dwarves escaping wolves on a chariot, armies of orcs, elves, and of course of favorite hobbit of all, Bilbo Baggins.

It's a little known fact that The Hobbit was originally intended to be released in two parts. After releasing the first film, An Unexpected Journey, director Peter Jackson announced the second installment would be split into two films. This immediately raised some concerns among Tolkein fans, because the novel itself was just one book -- a 300-page book at that. But Jackson and the film's directors have done a remarkable job at bringing Middle Earth back to the big screen, and we can only hope the same will be true for The Five Armies.

Video: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Official Teaser Trailer [HD

While at Comic-Con San Diego, director Peter Jackson shared his thoughts on the The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, claiming it's the most emotional and most tense of thee three Hobbit films. That's a pretty bold statement given the success of The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug.

"By the time we are done with this film, I think it will be the most emotional, the most tense of the three – I think it’s my favorite of the three. Seriously, it’s got a nice thrill and a pace to it. It’s something that, when you get to the end of it, it’s going to feel like the right time to hand over the future of the ring. I was always very much aware of it being a six film set," said Jackson, when discussing the upcoming film at Comic-Con San Diego. "There was always a sense that one day, long after all this is over, if it’s going to exist in the world it will be as this six film series – that’s how future generations are going to think of them. It starts with The Unexpected Journey and ends with Return of the King," he added.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is scheduled to hit theaters December 17 in the U.S. and December 12 in the U.K.

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