Final Trailer For The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Lands
The third and final film in the saga will bring Bilbo Baggins' (Martin Freeman) adventure to an end, as he and Thorin Oakenshield's (Richard Armitage) Company of Dwarves do fierce battle for their homeland against the Dragon Smaug.
And there's more danger afoot in Middle Earth, as Sauron sends forth an army of Orcs in a sneaky attempt to take the Lonely Mountain for his own evil ends.
Betcha Gandalf (Sir Ian 'YOU SHALL NOT PASS!' McKellen) didn't see that one coming.
Will the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men finally unite to fight the oncoming storm, or will they hightail back to the Shire for a pint and a pipe of Halflings' Leaf?
One thing's for certain - there's going to be a hell of a lot of action on the way.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jackson revealed that the film's climactic battle scene is 45 minutes long.
That's a lot of battling.
“There’s a lot of logistics that have to be thought through,” the director explained. “We have dwarves and men and elves and orcs, all with different cultures, with different weapons, and different shields and patterns and tactics.
“Before we could loose the first arrow, we had to design the landscape itself and figure out, ‘Okay, if we have 10,000 orcs, how much room are they going to take up?’ ‘Are they going to fill up the valley or look like a speck?’ Then we could start drawing the arrows on the schematics.”
Gandalf's old mates the giant eagles will appear too - though in a much less saving-the-day sort of way.
“Tolkien uses eagles in a way that can be kind of awkward because they tend to show up out of the blue and change things pretty quickly,” he added. “So here they’re just part of the plan, not the saviours. I mean, I do realise that if the eagles had just been able to bring Frodo to Mount Doom in Lord of the Rings and let him drop the ring in, those movies would have been much shorter.”
Yes, Peter. Yes they would.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hits UK cinemas on 12th December, 2014.
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