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We finally get to know what is in store for Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” set to be released on December 17 this year. “The Battle of the Five Armies” will be the third and final installment of “The Hobbit” series, based on the 1937 novel The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. The conclusion to the epic fantasy adventure films will see the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), join the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an a final quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins

Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins

Check out the official synopsis, courtesy of  TheOneRing.net:

“From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain.

As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, 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 in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.”

 "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" is set to be released on December 17 this year

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” is set to be released on December 17 this year

Jackson recently announced via Facebook page that we can expect a trailer for the final movie in October:

“Thank you all for your responses to my posting about Lorri and Damien’s book. Of course, many of you asked about the Hobbit Trailer. So, yes – there will be a Hobbit Trailer. But like the previous two years, it’s not going to be released until around Oct. The complex VFX work required to produce the battle shots we’re all wanting to see are simply not far enough along yet.

However … yesterday I finished work on a Teaser Trailer and that has just been delivered to Warner Bros. So no doubt this Teaser Trailer will be making its way into the world sometime soon…”

GeekShizzle is waiting in anticipation for the final movie!

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” is one of our 22 Most Anticipated Movies of 2014