By December 2014, fans will get to see just how The Hobbit trilogy is going to end on the big screen. Details have been scarce up until now, but we’ve finally got our hands on a full summary of the upcoming third and final film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
Read the full synopsis for the upcoming film, translated from German by The One Ring, via Warner Bros.:
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 Battle of the Five Armies, directed by Peter Jackson, will see the return of Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Hugo Weaving, and more! The film is set to be released on December 17, 2014.