Warner Bros. and New Line’s yearly tradition of unleashing another Middle Earth tale is destined to come to a close. After the hugely successful Lord Of The Rings trilogy bowed out in multiplexes worldwide eleven years ago, its follow-up saga is on the brink of doing the same as The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will soon be upon us.
Whether or not you were left a little dissatisfied with the second part, The Desolation Of Smaug, you can’t ignore the mounting excitement for The Hobbit’s concluding chapter. The explosive end to Bilbo’s journey has been revealed in a storm of trailers, clips, previews and TV spots, but perhaps never better documented than in the film’s promotional images. Capturing the sheer monstrosity of what’s at stake, this new batch of stills hint at the spectacular ending that Tolkien fans have been waiting for: the Lonely Mountain battle scene.
From Bilbo to Gandalf to Thranduil, everyone appears to be deep in contemplation over what awaits them. Will it be as climactic as we all hope? We’ll find out very soon, as The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies thunders into theatres on December 17th.
“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.”