WATCH: First Trailer for ‘The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies’

The first trailer for Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit The Battle of Five Armies” has arrived, five months ahead of its Dec. 17 opening.

The trailer, touting the movie as “the defining chapter of the Middle-Earth Saga,” starts with Martin Freeman’s Bilbo setting the stage for the final battle by saying that future generations will “remember the good, the bad, those who survived, and those who didn’t.”

The two-minute trailer includes snippets of preparation for battle by the armies, followed by several fast-paced fight scenes and concludes with Richard Armitage’s Thorin asking, “Will you follow me one last time?”

The final “Hobbit” movie was featured as a significant component of Warner Bros.’ panel at Comic-Con on Saturday along with the first preview of the trailer. The Hobbit’s Facebook page also included some preview footage prior to the trailer’s release.

The two Hobbit films have grossed nearly $2 billion combined at the worldwide box office for New Line and MGM.

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  1. Web Guru says:

    It there is another library of cinematic treasure such as the masterpieces created by Peter Jackson, I’d like to visit that planet.

  2. jdrakeca89 says:

    I never read the books but have LOVED these movies they are so well done instant classics never to be done better the extended additions really rocked my socks

  3. Abbella says:

    What happedat to the conclusion , of The desolation of Smaug!

  4. Smaug_alert says:

    You could read “The Hobbit” twice over in less time than it will take to watch this bloated, over-long, visual effects stuffed equivalent of a holiday fruit cake.

  5. Looks horrible – needless action scenes to fill the gaps left by stretching 1 book in to 3 movies.

    • Ralf says:

      Yea for you it is. They actually have story built into them. Also who cares if it is three movies fans should be happy because their not bad movies at all. This isn’t a michael bay film.

  6. Jegle Rengaw says:

    Another EPIC blockbuster in the continuing saga of The Hobbit… Looks Fantastic

  7. It’s THORIN that has the line “Will you follow last time”

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