The new Hobbit trailer is here

Last updated 08:42 29/07/2014
Warner Bros UK

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

LAST CHAPTER: Along with the teaser trailer a new poster has been revealed today.

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The first brief look at the final instalment in The Hobbit movie trilogy has been released - and it's grim.

As might be expected from the title, the one-minute 50-second Warner Bros teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies is all about war.

There are lots of swords and armour, bows and arrows, elves, dwarfs and orcs.

According to the publicity accompanying the trailer, dwarf leader Thorin Oakenshield, played by Richard Armitage, is obsessed with his reclaimed treasure, for which he sacrifices friendship and honour.

Hobbit Bilbo Baggins is driven towards a desperate and dangerous choice in his attempt to make Thorin see reason.

"But there are even greater dangers ahead," the publicity material says.

"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."

The trailer, which also shows the dragon Smaug setting Lake-town ablaze, Cate Blanchett's royal elf Galadriel kissing the forehead of Ian McKellen's beleaguered wizard Gandalf and legions of elves and orcs racing into battle was shown first to an audience of 6500 at the Comic Con.

"It's always great when you can kill off some main characters," director Peter Jackson told the audience.

"You have the chance to do something powerful and emotional. We do get to kill a few of them this time around."

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