‘The Hobbit’ Trailer Is Here!

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hobbit trailer The Hobbit Trailer Is Here!

It’s been a tumultuous trek for The Hobbit over the past two years. The project was slowly but steadily coming together under the guiding hand of Guillermo del Toro – that is until MGM’s financial blues forced the filmmaker off the project in 2010. Even after Lord of the Rings helmer Peter Jackson finally stepped in to take del Toro’s spot, union issues, funding concerns, and health problems threatened to derail the cinematic return to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth.

Fortunately, those problems were all eventually resolved and the majority of production on The Hobbit has now been complete – enough so as to allow for the release of an actual teaser trailer for the Rings trilogy semi-prequel.

For those who’ve never read Tolkien’s source material, here is an official synopsis for Jackson’s film(s):

“The Hobbit” follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage). Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers.

Now check out the official Hobbit teaser trailer and poster below:

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There’s a pleasantly welcoming and enchanting air to this trailer, which teases yet another imaginative adventure through Middle-Earth. Not only do new characters like Thorin Oakenshield and his fellow dwarfs look like fun (not to mention, possess excellent singing voices), it’s also all the more enjoyable to see familiar faces like that of Gandalf and Lady Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) – not to mention, objects such as the shattered remains of Narsil and Bilbo’s trusty blade, Sting. Plus, the brief glance at the famous encounter between Bilbo and Gollum (Andy Serkis) near the end is enough to send shivers down your spine.

We’re sure we speak for many Lord of the Rings fans when we say: It’s good to be back on Middle-Earth.

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey arrives in 2D and 3D theaters around the U.S. on December 14th, 2012.

The Hobbit: There and Back Again is scheduled to hit U.S. theaters a year later on December 13th, 2013.

Source: iTunes Movie Trailers

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  1. I am so pumped up after watching that trailer I have goosepimples brings back so many fond memories of lotr and is easily my most anticipated movie of 2012 cant wait.

    1.The Hobbit
    2.Dark Knight Rises
    3.The Avengers

    Gonna be a hell of a year :))))))

  2. The Dwarves’ song is amazing! (I hear Howard Shore’s influence already) Way better than the songs from the old BBC radio program or the cartoon film from the 70′s! :) I will definitely be buying the soundtrack. I just hope they include all the songs from the book.

  3. Any news of the running time for these? I’m hoping for at least 3 hours each, and then an extended edition for the blu-ray release. I really like that about LOTR. I don’t mind a long movie as long as it doesn’t drag.

    • I’m with on that. I would have liked the extended versions of LotR to have been shown on the big screen. I do wish they would have intermissions, though, for bathroom breaks; I hate missing anything, so I try to hold it.

      • im with you on that the longer the better i say

    • I agree, except that the Extended Ed needs to be in DVD also, so fans have a matching set with their LOTR sets.

  4. I meant to say the song was terrific!
    Sorry for the mistake. The one thing I didn’t deserve was to be insulted. And I’m a girl by the way, iDancethroughshadoWs

    • I don’t know, shushkka; telling these guys not to insult you is like trying to put out a fire with gasoline. :-D

  5. Yes it is good to be back on Middle-Earth. Agreed. Absolutely.

  6. I had just finished watching The Two Towers and Return of the King extended back to back the day this trailer was released…nearly pooped my pants. I saw them all in the theater opening night and for a while I said I’d never sit through them again, but after the first 5min of Two Towers I was hooked! So happy Peter Jackson ended up directing this He is an outstanding amazing director.

  7. The song of the dwarves is beautiful…haunting! I am looking forward to seeing The Hobbit…watching this preview just adds to the anticipation! It looks like Peter Jackson has done it again!

  8. Wow, some of the purists never give up. Just spending all this energy and time about discussing the lenght of Thorins beard?? I like what I see and that includes all dwarves except the one with no beard, but even he looks to have a stubble, not entirly beardless. I don´t think he looks like an elf at all.

    What I like the most is how fantastical and over the top they look – in a good way. Who says that a dwarf must look like this or that? Some fans have a mental image of how a dwarf should look and they want that image to be the same as Peter Jacksons image. Guess what, that will never happen! I don´t know if the dwarwes look the way they do because of Guillermo Del Toros influence. I think Jackson is perfectly capable of taking a different direction with the hobbit than lotr. But if he did use some of del toros designs, I would love Peter Jackson even more because he showed us some of del toros awesome vision.

    In the end it will be the finished film that benefits the most by using a mix of jacksons and del toros ideas. I was afraid that I was going to see mostly stuff that i have already seen in the lotr movies, but now I´m sure that won´t be the case. There was so much new stuff just in the trailer – hell even the trolls look slightly different – that I´m sure we will get to see a whole new side of Middle Earth and at the same time revisit old places.

    I read Tolkien couple of years ago and I loved every moment of it it. The old professor opened my eyes for other fantasy books, but I´m not going to complain cause Jackson has done a certain change for a character.

    Bring it on Peter. Variety makes life much sweeter and that goes for movies too. The crazy look of some of the dwarves is pure magic.

    Stephen Fry descibed his character the Master of Laketown and I can´t wait to see him come to live. It sounds amazing what Jackson wants to do with that character – an over the top slimy politician type who is a coward. I´m quite sure that the purists will go nuts because Jackson chose to go into that direction. They will say “yes he is described as corrupt but not gross and slimy and on and on…” As i said, they never give up their complaining. As if that would change the directors mind and give the purists their vision. That would be the worst thing that could happen to the hobbit.

  9. People like Mongoose ( sorry for pointing you out man, you just were the one to voice your opinion the most,) can b**** and complain all they want about the way the dwarves look, but the truth of the matter is that it isn’t really getting anything accomplished, and PJ isn’t going to suddenly change his mind just cause not everyone thinks they look “dwarfy”enough.(and FYI it’s a film adaptation so he doesn’t have to be 100 % accurate to the books though I do see where ur coming from.) And if ur really that mad at him for doing it, then don’t watch the movie, if you’re just going to cringe every time you see “Klingon” or “Emo elf”

  10. Buy the way sorry for repeating my comment twice, the comment publisher messed it up