In this new, three-minute-long trailer, Warner Bros. teases us with the epic conclusion to Peter Jackson’s Hobbit film trilogy.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will complete the story of Bilbo Baggins’ journey with Thorin Oakenshield and his company of dwarves as they reclaim the wealth of their homeland. But the heroes also must deal with Smaug (that pesky dragon they unleashed in the last movie) and take care of that badass orc that’s been following them from the get-go.
Check out the full trailer below.
As Thorin gets dragon-sick, he heads off to search for the Arkenstone, forsaking friends and honor along the way for this legendary treasure. Bilbo has to make a desperate choice to save his friend, as the stakes increase for the whole company: Sauron has returned to Middle-earth, and is sending out even more orcs to attack the Lonely Mountain.
“As darkness converges on their escalating conflict,” says Warner Bros. on its YouTube page, “the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide — unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends as five great armies go to war.”
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will premiere December 12 in the U.K. and on December 17 in the U.S.