10:03 am EDT, September 19, 2012

New trailer for ‘The Hobbit’ released in honor of Hobbit Day

A brand new trailer for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has been released online.

The Hobbit trailer, which features brand new footage from the upcoming Tolkien adaptation, arrives less than three months before the film hits theaters. Take a look below.

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The trailer lands on a special day for Tolkien fans: Bilbo and Frodo’s birthday, also known as Hobbit Day. It’s safe to assume now marks the date where the advertising blitz from Warner Bros. will begin.

The Hobbit follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), 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 (Ian McKellen), Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage). 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 (Andy Serkis).

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.

Just a few days ago, Peter Jackson promised more exciting reveals for The Hobbit as Tolkien week continues. We’ll be sure to bring those to you as they’re released. Until then, check out our own analysis of the trailer you just watched above.


On TheHobbit.com fans can see five new clips that weren’t included in the new trailer. You can also take a stab at editing yourself and put together your own version of the trailer. So, head over to the official Hobbit site to see the new video clips (click to the end of each trailer to see the new clips) and try your hand at creating your own Hobbit trailer.

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