Peter Jackson Confirms That THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES Teaser Is Coming

Peter Jackson has taken to his official Facebook page to reveal the status of a teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and when exactly we will see the first full-length trailer for the conclusion of his latest Middle-Earth set trilogy. Read on for details!

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By Josh Wilding - 7/3/2014

Thank you all for your responses to my posting about Lorri and Damien’s book. Of course, many of you asked about the Hobbit Trailer. So, yes - there will be a Hobbit Trailer. But like the previous two years, it’s not going to be released until around Oct. The complex VFX work required to produce the battle shots we’re all wanting to see are simply not far enough along yet.

However...yesterday I finished work on a Teaser Trailer and that has just been delivered to Warner Bros. So no doubt this Teaser Trailer will be making it’s way into the world sometime soon…

Cheers,

Peter J


The photo and message above was posted on Peter Jackson's official Facebook page, and based on what he says here, we should expect to see the first teaser for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies before the end of the summer. It's a shame that we'll be waiting for the actual trailer until October, but that has been the case for the past two years, so we're all used to it by now! What are you most looking forward to seeing in the preview? Sound off with your thoughts below.
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JillyMcBeam - 7/3/2014, 5:28 PM
These movies have been disappointing, but they seem to keep stealing money from my wallet.
AlexanderLykins - 7/3/2014, 5:30 PM
It's going to suck, but I'm going anyways.
Jollem - 7/3/2014, 5:30 PM
nolanites
marvel studioites
webbheads
fox lovers
snyderites
Jollem - 7/3/2014, 5:31 PM
these movies have been as good as the lotr movies
themidnightking - 7/3/2014, 5:31 PM
That image though lol
AlexanderLykins - 7/3/2014, 5:34 PM
My only fear is people comparing these movies to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The biggest difference is quite easy to spot. These new movies have absolutely no heart.
ALegendaryPanda - 7/3/2014, 5:35 PM
I've been loving the Hobbit movies so far, and I'm really, REALLY looking forward to seeing this battle on the big screen.
Pasto - 7/3/2014, 5:36 PM
PymParticle - 7/3/2014, 5:37 PM
I like the Lord of the Rings movies alot better too. It just feels more realistic, they went way overboard (and not in a good way) with the visual effects in the new movies.

I have the same feeling when you compare Iron Man 1 to the later [marvel] movies. Besides having heart and a more serious tone, the visual effects were subtle and felt very realistic, the later ones look fake.
PymParticle - 7/3/2014, 5:38 PM
Besides they really struck gold with the cast of LotR. Viggo Mortensen really carries that entire trilogy, by far most compelling character.
thejfather1 - 7/3/2014, 5:40 PM
I was let down severely by the first one, the second one was a little better, and i have high hopes for this one.

Not legendary like the LOTR trilogy was though
AlexanderLykins - 7/3/2014, 5:42 PM
@PymParticle
Only The Incredible Hulk has let me down in the VFX department. Only Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World were subpar movies.
Jollem - 7/3/2014, 5:42 PM
the hobbit book had a different feel than the lotr books, mind you
AlexanderLykins - 7/3/2014, 5:43 PM
@Jollem
Completely understood here. No one can argue with that.
JillyMcBeam - 7/3/2014, 5:44 PM
@Pasto

I can't....I just can't
AlexanderLykins - 7/3/2014, 5:47 PM
@Jollem
My comment had nothing to do with tone though. It's just the feeling I get when I watch the movies.
pesmerga44 - 7/3/2014, 5:47 PM
So after the first two movies being absolutely terrible pieces of crap I am suppose to watch another movie with comical dwarves running away for another movie no thanks Mr. Jackson you can follow your credibility and just leave.
marvel72 - 7/3/2014, 5:49 PM
probably comic con,the hobbit movies are good but the lord of the rings trilogy is great.
pesmerga44 - 7/3/2014, 5:50 PM
@Jollem

The only issue is Jackson spends so much of the movie elbowing the audience telling us "Hey remember the LOTR movies this is connected to it." yet he makes the world so unbelievably cartoony and stupid. Case in point Bombur barrel madness mini game smack dab in the middle of Desolation of Smaug.
AlexanderLykins - 7/3/2014, 5:52 PM
I think the liberties they've taken with these movies are more noticeable than the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
MecoBoy - 7/3/2014, 5:54 PM
Me gusta un chingo estas pelis, pero la neta q no se cuales me gustan mas... estas o las del Señor de los Anillos

o mas bien todas la serie de J.R.R. Tolkien o Star Wars
Nomis1800 - 7/3/2014, 5:57 PM
I genuinely think this is for the better. Why releasing a trailer soon with VFX shots that aren't even close to being done? That's not gonna draw people into theaters.

I'm all in for the teaser trailer. I think the first trailers of AUJ/DOS both showed too much from the get go. Besides, getting an actual teaser trailer for this instead of a full blown trailer right away helps with me wanting to watch as few material as possible before seeing the film in IMAX.

Since I've read the book and already was too much into the trailers for the previous films and easily could fill everything in. It's that I know what's going to happen I'd rather be kept in the dark about how PJ is going to bring it to live rather than already knowing that too. Trailers can give away A LOT of a film and even though I was still entertained with the previous two (especially regarding Smaug, since they couldn't show a whole lot of him in the marketing) I think it would've been nicer if I either had only seen one trailer or none at all in advance.

So, knowing (i.e. highly likely that it is) that the first trailer is going to be an actual teaser trailer, I'll watch it. Hopefully it's exciting and interesting enough before the full marketing for this kicks in around October. I really can't wait for this to come out! I'm sure I'm going to the Hobbit Marathon in my local IMAX theater with a friend of mine, can't wait!!!!!!
Dandy - 7/3/2014, 6:07 PM
Their not as good as LOTR but I still really enjoy them.


I think people keep going into them expecting a dark and brooding tone from LOTR, but the Hobbit book was always more cartoonish tone.
PymParticle - 7/3/2014, 6:07 PM
@AlexanderLykins Agree. Rest has been good. Although theres several scenes in Iron Man 2 I enjoy, especially after Iron Disaster 3.

The opening was strong + checking the blood toxicity off stage.
Howard Stark storyline and him watching the tapes.
Inventing a new element and upgrading the suit
The suitcase armor / Monaco
Donutshop /w Fury

That all felt very much in line with the first movie. It's the rest that made it suck.

Too many cheap gags and bad jokes. Bad villain (Hammer gets excused). Party scene was obnoxious. Rhodey recast took me out of the movie.

I think Favreau should have gotten the benefit of the doubt here, it was obviously not his fault. They rushed it.

SauronsBANE - 7/3/2014, 6:08 PM
Wind the clocks back to soon after the first Hobbit movie came out, and no one around here (well, almost no one =P) could say a bad thing about the movie. It's somewhat validating to see people start to recognize how poorly made these Hobbit movies have been. It doesn't even have anything to do with changes from the books. As standalone films, it just isn't even remotely functional. Unfortunately I know I'm going to be spending my money to check this movie out, if only to satisfy my own morbid curiosity haha
SuperCat - 7/3/2014, 6:08 PM
Enjoyed the last 2 movies. Bring it on, dammit.
DeusExSponge - 7/3/2014, 6:09 PM
Jollem - I wouldn't say as good, but at least they're within the ball park. It's just that they seem to stretch out a bit in certain scenes and that just makes it a bit boring IMO. I still enjoy the Hobbit trilogy (the ones that have been released), but not as much as I did with the LotR trilogy. It does have the same magical feelings as the LotR trilogy, but I think that it doesn't quite match up in the quality department as the LotR.
PymParticle - 7/3/2014, 6:10 PM
The problem with the Hobbit movies is that the visual effects are too ridiculous and not serving the story enough. In LotR the VFX were unobtrusive and really served the story being told.

Best example is the barrel/river scene. Too ridiculous.
Dandy - 7/3/2014, 6:10 PM
@Pesmerga44

The Hobbit was inherently a cartoonish book made for children.....

In fact, if I had any complaint, it would be they could have made it MORE of a cartoonish, lighthearted adventure.

That and kept it at 2 films.
Ranger14 - 7/3/2014, 6:13 PM
Battle of the Five Armies is one of my favorite parts of The Hobbit story, so I am looking forward to this one! The first was just alright, but I really enjoyed the last one.
GURILLAPUD - 7/3/2014, 6:13 PM
I like the Hobbit, it's from a different perspective than the LOTR movies. They are following the adventures of Bilbo a bumbling fool, not a heroic warrior like most of the characters from LOTR.
DocDangerous - 7/3/2014, 6:14 PM
Awe, Peter Jackson is hobbit sized.
Dandy - 7/3/2014, 6:15 PM
@Ranger14

Really? Because in the book they kind of glossed over the battle- you know- with Bilbo getting knocked out.
Ramiel - 7/3/2014, 6:15 PM
Hopefully, it has less CGI than the last one did.
Hellboy6666 - 7/3/2014, 6:16 PM
I'm happy with the Hobbit films so far. My wife fell asleep to LOTR and will easily binge watch both Hobbitses
Mothchild - 7/3/2014, 6:17 PM
Peter Jackson understands the meaning of E P I C
Irvin88 - 7/3/2014, 6:18 PM
Looking forward to this teaser trailer. I have no doubt it will be a great film. Peter Jackson has brought this world to life.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 7/3/2014, 6:18 PM
Desolation of Smaug was disappointing, I don't see how people liked that film. They must be blinding by the idea that it is the LOTR universe. Hopefully this one is better.
Ramiel - 7/3/2014, 6:19 PM
I'd love Peter Jackson (of LOTR and not the Hobbit) direct Thor 3.
dethpillow - 7/3/2014, 6:27 PM
two part Hobbit would've been way more tight and i think served the whole thing better. squeezing it into 3 was what i think brought in all the disagreeable parts.

he does a great job with them, but it really should've been a two part thing.
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