New Hobbit Trailer20.09.12 # Trailers # 9 Comments
As the release of The Hobbit draws ever nearer – that is, the release of the first movie in what has now become The Hobbit Trilogy – anticipation mounts. Now we have a brand new trailer. I can’t decide if that makes the wait easier or that much more painful…check it out below.
It does a much better job than the previous trailer of selling the adventurous spirit of this new journey into Middle-Earth. The teaser was fairly grandiose and really sold the connection to the serious side of Lord of the Rings trilogy, here there’s a bit more fun and frolicking on display. It looks as though Peter Jackson hasn’t lost his touch.
An Unexpected Journey is released in the U.S. on 14th December, The Desolation of Smaug follows exactly one year later, and the final chapter, There and Back Again comes six months after that, in July 2014.
The main cast are present in the trailer but you may be interested to know that Benedict Cumberbatch will voice the dragon Smaug, Barry Humphries (aka Dame Edna Everage) will be the Great Goblin (ruler of the underground caverns in the Misty Mountains) and Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, and Ian Holm are all returning, in some capacity.
Hopefully this new series will live up to the legacy. Do you have a favorite part of The Lord of the Rings?