The first trailer for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has finally hit the internet, after premiering Saturday at Comic-Con.
The teaser begins with a monologue by Martin Freeman’s Bilbo Baggins who says, “One day, I will remember…everything that happened: the good, the bad, those that survived — and those that did not.”
Preparing the audience for the final epic battle to ensue, familiar faces such as Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellan and Orlando Bloom also appear in scenes shown in the trailer. Benedict Cumberbatch, who will reprise his role as Smaug and Necromancer, will also star in the film.
Courtesy of ComingSoon.net, here is the official synopsis for the movie:
“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.”
The film will mark the third and final installment of The Hobbit series.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will come out in theatres December 17.