We will probably get our first look at the Hobbit when Peter Jackson takes the stage later this week. Until then, we’ve got an amazing new banner that is so huge that it sort of defies explanation. Some of the great images from the banner below include: the return of Hugo Weaving as Elrond and Cate Blanchett as Galadriel and our first look at the character of Beorn.
The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey is set for a December 14th release and stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, and Elijah Wood.
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” follows title character Bilbo Baggins, 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, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever… Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities… A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.