Middle Earth is Ravaged By War in 'The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies' [Trailer + Pictures]

As promised by the release of Smaug from Eribor, war has descended upon Middle Earth and threatens to strip landscape of peace, serenity and beauty. The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies finally has its first full trailer.

Martin Freeman as Bilbo BagginsMartin Freeman looks on with dispair in The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies

In this trailer, a despondent Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) speaks solemnly of what he’ll remember of his incredible journey to Eribor and the consequences of his actions. "One day I'll remember. Remember everything that happened here - the good, the bad, those who survived and those that did not.”

More: 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Gets a Facebook Photo Tease

In fact, despite the overtones of war – Thorin (Richard Armitage) unoquivically chooses conflict over peace when the question is posed to him – we primarly see separate armies gearing for battle; the eerie silence before bloodshed, the proverbial calm before the proverbial storm. It's all rather haunting. 

“I think Pete has done for the dwarves what he did for the elves in The Lord Of The Rings, he’s very much focused on them,” explained Armitage in a recent interview with Empire, detailing the role his character and his character’s kind play in the Hobbit Trilogy. 

Watch the trailer for 'The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies'

“The Hobbit looks very much at the world through the eyes of the dwarves, with, I suppose, a little more energy and a little more comedy. The dwarves live a bit more, I don’t know, working-class — especially our dwarves,” he continued.

Peter Jackson has also described the last film in the trilogy as being darker than the previous two films. And that trajectory is present in both ‘An Unexpected Journey’ and “The Desolation of Smaug’. It feels natural for the last film to delve into darker terratories, especially considering what comes next in the lore of Tolkien’

More: 'The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies': What We Know, So Far

Also starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaugh, Evangeline Lilly, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Andy Serkis and arguably the most iconic of all Tolkien characters, Sir Ian McKellen as Gandalf, ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' opens in cinemas on 12 December. And don’t forget to check out our gallery of stills for the film below!

Ian McKellenWhat in heavens has Galdalf seen?

Orlando Bloom and Luke Evans
Luke Evans and Orlando Bloom

The Hobbit
Luke Evans has some big decisions to make as Bard the Bowman 

Gandalf
Gandalf must use his diplomatic skills as well as his wizardy might to overcome the forces of evil 

And now, the film's new poster...The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster


Contactmusic

Tags: Martin Freeman - Ian McKellen - Peter Jackson - Orlando Bloom - Evangeline Lilly - Luke Evans - Andy Serkis - Benedict Cumberbatch

Advertisement

More Martin Freeman

'Sherlock' Cast "Reduced to Tears" After Being Told Season 4 Plot

Steven Moffat, the creator of BBC drama Sherlock, has set tongues wagging after discussing details of the forthcoming fourth season of the show. Steven Moffat...

Creative Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 [Pictures]

The stars stepped out onto the red carpet for one of the glitziest ceremonies of awards season: the Creative Primetime Emmys.Having previously won for NBC's...

James Corden's Gone All USA: But Which Other Comedy Brits Have Flown Across The Pond?

It looks like British favourite James Corden has successfully sealed his fate as another Brit over on American shores with his appointment as the new...

A Week In Movies: Get On Up Premieres, Cooper Cooks In London, Trailers For Tusk, Mockingjay, The Hobbit And Mad Max

The stars came out for the New York premiere this week of Get on Up, starring Chadwick Boseman as Godfather of Soul James Brown. He...

Advertisement

Film Franchises That Go On Forever

The Hobbit trilogy has been criticised by some viewers for having too little content spread too thinly over the course of too many films. Originally,...

The Best Movie Trailers To Emerge From Comic-Con 2014

The San Diego Comic-Con may be over but the buzz surrounding its contents is only just beginning. Showing teasers left, right and centre, the convention...

Middle Earth is Ravaged By War in 'The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies' [Trailer + Pictures]

As promised by the release of Smaug from Eribor, war has descended upon Middle Earth and threatens to strip landscape of peace, serenity and beauty....

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Trailer

Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and the mini-army of dwarves led by Thorin are facing an evermore deadly path in their pursuit of the Lonely Mountain and...

Advertisement

Comments

Martin Freeman Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Martin Freeman

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All