Although Peter Jackson‘s upcoming Hobbit films are being stretched from two to three, we got additional word recently that the first entry, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, is also set for an extended edition akin to The Lord of the Rings later in 2013. While the other two films will likely also get this treatment, one thing is for certain: there’s a whole lot more Middle-earth coming our way. As we gear up for the first film into the upcoming trilogy, one can check out four newly released banners from WB below and click for high-resolution.
The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome 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 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 ingenuity 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 arrives on December 14th, 2012.
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