Today's Hot Trailer: The Hobbit Goes on an Unexpected Journey [Video]
09.19.12 by Ryan
Finally, the new Hobbit trailer is here!
Not since the first trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was released last December have audiences had a chance to check out new footage from the movie (and no, we're not counting the slightly altered trailer and the 4 new seconds that were revealed in August).
And now the public's patience has been rewarded! The latest trailer shows Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) join with Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and Thorin Oakenshield's (Richard Armitage) company of 13 dwarves to "burgle" the treasure protected by the dragon Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch). While there's plenty of lush scenery and other elements from the The Lord of the Rings trilogy that we've been missing, there's also plenty of action, as Bilbo and his newfound friends race across Middle Earth and meet with Elrond (Hugo Weaving), the wizard Randagast (Sylvester McCoy), and Gollum (Andy Serkis).
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An Unexpected Journey is the first of an upcoming J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit directed by Peter Jackson, who adapted the script with Guillermo del Toro, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens.
The cast includes returning actors like Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, Orlando Bloom as Legolas, Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins and Sir Christopher Lee as Saruman, as well as new cast members like Lee Pace as the Elven King Thranduil, Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman, Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel, Barry Humphries as the Goblin King, Stephen Fry as the Master of Lake Town, Mikael Persbrandt as the shape-shifter Beorn,and Billy Connolly as Dain Ironfoot. Then, of course, there are the dwarves — Bombur (Stephen Hunter), Balin (Ken Stott), Dwalin (Graham McTavish), Bofur (James Nesbitt), Bifur (William Kircher), Nori (Jed Brophy), Ori (Adam Brown), Dori (Mark Hadlow), Óin (John Callen), Glóin (Peter Hambleton), Kili (Aidan Turner), and Fili (Dean O'Gorman).
An Unexpected journey will be released on December 14, while The hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will follow on December 13, 2013. There and Back Again closes out the trilogy on July 18, 2014.
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