Source: Apple | Posted By: Dan Geer
After nine months, we finally have the second full-length trailer for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, part one in The Hobbit trilogy, and it does not disappoint. Here we get to learn and see much more of Bilbo’s journey with Gandalf and the dwarves, his encounter with Gollum in the cave, and we even get our first real look at a new wizard, Radagast the Brown, who appears to be quite different than that of Saruman or Gandalf.
The trailer seamlessly blends the darker action/adventure aspect of the film with the lighthearted humor of the dwarves and Bilbo, and shows plenty of new footage (but not too much) to make up for the nine months that have gone by since the first trailer appeared (and yes, I am aware of trailer 1.1 that had a few bits of new footage, but I don’t really count that one). Ringers, brace yourselves, as we are only three months away from the debut of the first of three Hobbit films! Hit the jump to check out the new trailer!
Update: Four alternate endings to the trailer have been released online as well, via Warner Brothers’ new online app called Choose Your Moment. You can watch all four of these endings after the trailer below!
“The Hobbit” follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers.
Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever … Gollum.
Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities … A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.
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Update: Here are the five alternate endings mentioned above:
The Hobbit trilogy is directed by Peter Jackson, and written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Peter Jackson. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released December 14th of this year, followed by The Desolation of Smaug on December 13, 2013, and There and Back Again on July 18, 2014. The films star Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Christopher Lee, Orlando Bloom, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Aidan Turner, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Jed Brophy, Mark Hadlow, Adam Brown, Ian Holm, Lee Pace, Dean O’Gorman, Elijah Wood, Evangeline Lilly, Barry Humphries, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Sylvester McCoy.