With The Hobbit officially becoming a trilogy, it’s going to be even longer before we see Peter Jackson wrap up J.R.R. Tolkien‘s story, so get ready an even expanded marketing campaign. Today we’ve got more of that in the form of a slightly altered trailer for this December’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. In order to play before the PG-rated Brave earlier this summer, WB had to cut a new trailer removing the few scenes of Gandalf lighting up his pipe, one that ended up getting classified as G-rated.
It’s now made its way online and as expected takes almost identical form to the first trailer, except for three differences, as pointed out by The One Ring, here are the three new scenes present in this edit: Bilbo’s reaction to Gandalf’s arrival (0:23), Bilbo hiding behind a tree in Mirkwood (1:57) and Gandalf, the dwarves, and Bilbo running through a forest (1:59 ). So, check it out below and look for an actual, all-new trailer come this fall.
The cast includes Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis, Richard Armitage, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, Mike Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas, Aidan Turner, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, and Barry Humphries.
“The Hobbit” follows the journey of 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 Oakensheild. 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.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens on December 14th, 2012, and The Hobbit: There and Back Again will be released on December 13th, 2013. The final film in the trilogy is expected to arrive summer 2014.
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