First Trailer for 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' is Here

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies teaser trailer sets up the end of an era. 

Credit: Warner Bros.Credit: Warner Bros.Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth saga comes to a close this year with the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Today, Warner Bros. shared the first teaser trailer, which will run in theaters ahead of Guardians of the Glalaxy this weekend. The final chapter in the Hobbit trilogy comes to theaters in December.

From Warner Bros.: 

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.

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