The Hobbit Trailer Announcement And New Image

With the impending premiere of the trailer tonight, Warner Bros. has released another image from Peter Jackson’s upcoming adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit on the film’s facebook page.

The picture, which depicts Bilbo Baggins front and center with some of his dwarf traveling companions, was accompanied by the following caption letting us know who everyone is:

(L-r) JAMES NESBITT as Bofur, MARTIN FREEMAN as Bilbo Baggins (front), STEPHEN HUNTER as Bombur, GRAHAM McTAVISH as Dwalin, WILLIAM KIRCHER as Bifur and JED BROPHY as Nori in New Line Cinema’s and MGM’s fantasy adventure “THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo by James Fisher.

The trailer for the highly-anticipated film, second probably only to The Dark Knight Rises, is set to premiere tonight at 7PM PST (that’s 10PM for us East Coast folks), after which, as has already been announced, the trailer will be attached to Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin. Hopefully we’ll get some really impressive footage seeing as how the film has been shooting for some time now.

Despite recent rumors that the two films might be delayed, Warner Bros. has assured the fans that they are still on track to be released on their originally announced dates of December 14, 2012 and December 13, 2013.