The first teaser trailer for the third and final The Hobbit film, The Battle of the Five Armies has been released.
The trailer, which starts out awfully melodic, quickly shifts to action and violence when it is decided that Middle Earth will descend into war.
Watch the first teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies:
Also released today was a new poster for the film, featuring Bilbo kneeling with his head down, and his sword Sting held firmly in his grasp:
The first poster for the upcoming film was released last week and feature a ferocious Smaug destroying Laketown:
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, directed by Peter Jackson, will see the return of stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom, and more. The final chapter in The Hobbit film series will open in theatres on December 17, 2014.