The dreaded dragon Smaug has been freed from his desolation, and he will rain down fiery death and destruction upon all of Middle Earth. Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and his company of dwarves are now left picking up the pieces, but a great darkness has fallen across the land. It will take all of the armies of Middle Earth to vanquish this evil before all that is good is razed to the dirt. Bilbo, Thorin and his loyal company, Legolas and Tauriel, Gandalf and Bard the Bowman will take the fight to the greedy dragon. The first trailer for what director Peter Jackson calls, “the defining moment” of his Hobbit trilogy, has finally reached the internet via Comic Con. “The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies,” looks like it will hold its “defining moment” promise to close this epic prequel saga.
Returning to close the franchise is Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellan, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lily, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving and Christopher Lee. Peter Jackson will not only direct, he will have a hand in the screenplay with Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Guillermo Del Toro. “The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies,” will blaze into theaters on December 17, 2014.