Trailer: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
The Company of Thorin has reached Smaug's lair but can Bilbo and the Dwarves reclaim Erebor and the treasure?PT1M50S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-3cqlw 620 349 July 29, 2014
Fire-breathing dragons, vicious beasts and epic battles are promised in director Sir Peter Jackson's final Hobbit instalment, the first trailer for the fantasy film reveals.
Jackson uploaded the teaser trailer to his Facebook page with the cheeky comment: "I think one or two of you asked to see this?"
Hobbit-forming ... Martin Freeman in The Desolation of Smaug.
The post has amassed 170,000 likes and 147,000 shares, with fans like Beatrice Angonang writing "OMG I'M DYING! YEEES!". "One word. EPIC," added Jessyka Jessy from Romania of the two-minute sneak peek of the film.
The trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opens with Bilbo, played by Martin Freeman, talking about how the battle will decide how future generations remember the good, the bad, those who survived, and those who didn't.
After flashing through a series a tantalisingly brief scenes it closes with Richard Armitage's Thorin asking Bilbo: "Will you follow me one last time?"
First look at Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans) in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
The trailer was first released at the pop-culture convention Comic-Con in San Diego at the weekend where Jackson and the key cast members gathered to celebrate all things Hobbit.
The film is set to debut in cinemas on Boxing Day.
The director has promised the last instalment will offer action and heartstring-tugging moments, with a high chance characters will be killed off.
The movies are based on J.R.R. Tolkien's books. After turning the author's The Lord of the Rings trilogy into three movies, Jackson stretched the The Hobbit out to three movies also.