‘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.

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  1. I googled “the hobbit trailer” at 9:55 to see when it was coming out. I was overjoyed to see that I just had to wait 5 more minutes!

    The trailer is fantastic! I can’t wait!!!

  2. page not found!?

  3. the link doesnt work anymore :(

    • Sorry – Apple’s rolling it out by region right now. It should be available very soon, though.

      • oh ok. I’ll just wait till its on youtube. watching trailers on apple always lag for me for some reason.

        • We’ve linked to Youtube for now – we’ll embed it directly on the site asap.

  4. It truly is christmas! Dark Knight Rises yesterday, The Hobbit today, and Prometheus tomorrow! Awesome!

  5. youtube link –

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZEOM13UyZ0A

    awesome trailer :)

  6. I embeded a Youtube version.

    Apple trailer releases SUCK.

    Vic

  7. Hey Apple site is working now. But mann ohh mann, this looks awesome!! And this is JUST a teaser trailer!! I can not wait until the new trailer comes out and shows more! :]]]

  8. Looks totally epic. I can’t wait for it in all its 48fps glory!

  9. Hope there is less walking in these two movies!

  10. Very cool!

  11. Peter Jackson is making another set of visual master pieces!!! So is Ridley Scott! The Wrath of the Titans looks great too!

  12. Ok I’m ready to return to middle earth again

  13. Alittle less epic than I was expecting in a first trailer, but it’s definitely wet my spirited and eager for more!

    Can’t wait

  14. “wet my apatite”

    Sometimes I hate using my iPhone to chech the sight

    • Haha, correction fail. It’s OK though, you can blame your iPhone again :P

  15. Wow!!!! First DKR which is wicked, then The hobbit. Loved it. Good to see middle earth…again :))

  16. Absolutely HATE the looks of most of the Dwarves. Half of them don’t even LOOK like freakin Dwarves and then there’s the Pirate Klingon and Emo Elf. /shakes head in disappointment.

    Considering how much of the film(s) will revolve around the 13, I don’t know if I will be able to enjoy these movies. :(

    • They all have to have distinguishing characteristics. They can’t just be twelve short guys with beards…

      • agreed

      • In good storytelling, “distinguishing characteristics” involves more than differently colored and differently shaped beards.

      • I’m all for distinguishing characteristics and making them unique BUT they also need to stay within the context of the books and spirit of Middle Earth. It’s funny that Jackson got the look of the Dwarves so right in LotR but then really perverted them here.

        There are some Dwarves that actually look good but many, especially the younger Dwarves, look nothing like a Dwarf and read as more Human looking with big ears (you can’t really see it in the trailer but it’s true). Dwarves are supposed to be short and stocky with large noses and long beards. The majority don’t fit that base criteria. If you can’t make them unique but still work with that base description than I feel Jackson and his team failed.

        The absolute worst two offenders though are Thorin Oakenshield and Fili.

        Thorin is supposed to be well past the prime of his life, closing in on old age (so grey hair) for dwarves but what we got was a middle aged dwarf with a wispy Klingon beard. Dwarves are PROUD of their beards so to have the king not have a full, long beard is pretty blasphemous.

        http://cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/richard-armitage-thorin-oakenshield-the-hobbit-570×427.jpg

        Fili looks more like an emo Elf than a Dwarf. http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/F%C3%ADli_and_K%C3%ADli He is thin and has nothing more than 5 o clock shadow despite being a full adult. Also he has black hair but the books clearly state that both he and Kili have golden beards. There was absolutely NO need for this change. I asked numerous people when the first images of him were released what fantasy race they thought he was and everyone (literally every single person) said Elf. Another huge fail.

        Then there’s the silly looking Dwarf that looks like Pippy Longstocking, etc. that I don’t like because they again, don’t look very “Dwarfy” but if Fili and Thorin were fixed I could probably live with the rest.

        • Sad to say, I think Thorin’s looks totally appealed to my female nerd friends (yes, they exist).

          Peter Jackson may be going against the grain here simply to grab the distaff audience’s attention as he did with Frodo (he wasn’t as clumsy looking as he could’ve been), Aragorn, Legolas, and Boromir. All of who, you’ll notice, aren’t featured in this series.

          • Yep, this has been discussed at length ever since the first pictures were released. It what I would call the “Heartthrob Gambit”.

            The problem is though it took very little effort to turn characters like Legolas, Aragorn, etc. into heartthrobs while still keeping well within the visual descriptions of the books. The Dwarves in question however Jackson had to literally twist and pervert to make more female appealing which is a HUGE compromise of the source material. I’m still at a loss to understand why they even thought this was even necessary. Did they feel females in general to be so shallow that w/o a heartthrob(s) the movie would fail to be appealing? Talk about condescending. If females went to see all 3 LotR films I guarantee you they will go see The Hobbit, heartthrobs or not.

            I personally thought Jackson was above this sort of thing. I thought he was doing everything he could to do justice to Tolkien’s work but I now know I was wrong……..sadly.

    • and then there’s the Pirate Klingon

      Although I liked the teaser, when that pirate showed up, Klingon was the first thing that came to my mind.

      I won’t repeat what Kahless said when he saw him. :-P

  17. After watching the trailer 10 times, the music is still giving me goosebumps!

  18. Underwhelming to say the least.

  19. Gladriel + Gandalf romantic subplot? :{

  20. ALL I CAN SAY IS OMG :) MIDDLE EARTH RETURNS THANK YOU PETER JACKSON, THIS IS TRULY GOING TO BE A MASTERPIECE!!!!

  21. I can’t wait for the first glimpse of Smaug!!! I wish this movie was coming out tomorrow!!!

    • I wonder if we’ll have to wait until Part 2 to see him.

    • I’m betting we’ll see Smaug as a sneak preview of Part 2, at the end of Part 1 or something.

  22. That teaser was well worth the wait. Epic is the only word I can think to sum it up. The highlight of the trailer for me was the dwarves singing. Definitely got some chills there. I cannot wait to see all the different ways this is going to tie into the LOTR trilogy. This movie cannot come out fast enough.

  23. The WHITE COUNCIL!!!!! We are actually going to see Gandalf, and others, lead an assault on Dol Guldur and could it even be remotely possible that we get to see Sauron in this film as he is banished to Barad-dûr..

    • Yes, I would very much like to see that!

    • as far as i know Sauron isnt mentioned in The Hobbit as when Sauron was Banished that was like 3000 years before The Hobbit

  24. I’d watch this just to see more Gollum. However luckily the rest of the film looks good too :-)

  25. This movie has been forever in the making, I can’t believe we have a trailer on our hands now. Looks great. I never read the books, but I did see the movies and experience the cinematic phenomenon. This looks like an exciting return to form.

  26. now THAT is an epic trailer. DKR who?

    • How can you even say that was better than the DKR trailer? There was nothing happening basically talking the whole trailer. Its cinematically beautiful as all the LOTR are but its not like it was an action packed thrilling trailer.

      • OhmiGod so true, only action packed trailers can be considered great.

        • I’m not saying its not a well made trailer. But its not like I’m more excited because of it. This movie will be great I’m sure, and I’m not a huge fan mayne that’s why I feel this way

      • I have to agree with Magnolia Man, this teaser was IMHO better. Sure, you don’t see action but the cinematography is magnificent. The only problem I have is the same that others have voiced (uh, cybered?), and that is the Dwarves don’t look like Gimli (and Gimli said all Dwarves look alike in The Two Towers).

        • Thank God they don’t all look like Gimli in this one.

        • The reason this trailer is better is they didnt need to show any major action set pieces (football stadium collapse) to show the granduer of the story, and not once did it brag about being ‘part of the legend’ or ‘ the epic begining of the LOTR story’ like DKR did (and that kind of frustrated me) it just gave you facts with some haunting and amazing music and perfect dialouge that illustrates the gravity of the story. if you compare the two trailers, this one is obviously better in IMHO.

          also, kahless, maybe gimili was being a tad racist about his own people when he said that? haha they cetainly look enough like dwarves for me to tell them apart from hobbits and thats all that really matters. im sure the actors were cast in their respective roles for a reason and will do justice to the spirit of the characters (which i find more important than simply casting people who look the part.)

        • erm no he does say that in Two Towers However there are bout 5/6 different races of Dwarves or clans so i would imagine they have some diffences : – The Dwarves’ seven clans were:

          1. Longbeards. Durin’s Folk. Originally from Mount Gundabad they also founded the great Dwarf Mansion of Khazad-dûm (a.k.a. Moria or Dwarrowdelf) in the Misty Mountains, the Iron Hills, the holds in the Grey Mountains and, finally, Erebor (under the Lonely Mountain).

          2-3. Firebeards & Broadbeams. Originally from the Blue Mountains, they were paired but Tolkien never cleared which tribe built Nogrod and which Belegost.

          4-5. Ironfists & Stiffbeards. Originated somewhere far in the East.

          6-7. Blacklocks & Stonefoots. Originated somewhere (else) far in the East.

          Note: There was an 8th group of dwarves, Petty-dwarves, but they were hunted to extinction by the Elves.

  27. Happy

  28. I’m not a huge LOTR fan I will admit that so whatever comment I make can not be taken strongly towards true fans. I liked the trilogy, never read the books so I don’t know what this is about. To me I geuss from the teaser it just seems like a less exciting addon to the trilogy. I know its about him finding the ring but still. But I will wait and see since I don’t know the full story I’m probobly missing exciting parts.

    • It’s not about finding the ring. That is just something that happens along the way. Really it is a quest for treasure.