Warner Bros. released the new poster for the last installment of the Hobbit trilogy, and the poster aptly says on the top “The defining Chapter”. It features an intense looking Bilbo Baggins holding Sting and ready to stand up for and defend the people he cares about.
Remember Peter Jackson is taking a lot of non-hobbit lore and building this last movie in the trilogy. To give our non-book readers an idea: After Smaug flies out of Lonely Mountain, as he did at the end of the previous movie the book concludes in one chapter after that. That is pretty much almost the end of the book.
I think Jackson is really going to bring it home, though, and give an incredible conclusion that fans are going to love. The film will be released on December 17th.
Here’s the synopsis:
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.