New THE HOBBIT: An UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Banner Gives Us Our First Glimpse Of Beorn

EW have revealed several new images, in the form of a huge banner, from the first of Peter Jackson's Hobbit movies, and one pic features Gandalf having a little chat with fan-favorite character Beorn - in his bear form!..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 7/9/2012










The images all fit together as a sort of scrolling banner which you can see by clicking the link back to EW below, or in HQ here..



The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome 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 Oakenshield. 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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NerdyGeek - 7/9/2012, 12:27 PM
JDUKE25 - 7/9/2012, 12:31 PM
Never really got it to this kind of stuff, but it looks pretty cool nonetheless.

Waiting on Man of Steel images now.
Joeyfxx - 7/9/2012, 12:41 PM
Damn,that looks cool
SimonPhoenix - 7/9/2012, 12:46 PM
Can't wait for this... a childhood dream being brought to reality!
whoelsebutkevin - 7/9/2012, 12:48 PM
This movie will be Epic. It Truly is a great year for movies in general, as an EXTREME movie nerd since I was little this makes me happy. Bring on Dredd, Skyfall, Paranormal Activity 4, Lincoln, Hobbit probably bout 3 more i'm too lazy to look up. (I have a pot head memory :) )
comicb00kguy - 7/9/2012, 12:52 PM
I've waited many years to see this book brought to life. It looks like this film is going to be worth the wait. Nice to finally see Beorn.
sansClaymore - 7/9/2012, 12:56 PM
OMG BEORN AND THE EAGLES! AND THE WOLVES LOOK LIKE WOLVES!! GET ME A NAPKIN!
sansClaymore - 7/9/2012, 12:58 PM
is that one of the trolls peeking out from behind the tree above the cauldron?
marvel72 - 7/9/2012, 1:00 PM
i'm liking what i'm seeing.
superotherside - 7/9/2012, 1:04 PM
Looks fantastic. Can't wait!
sansClaymore - 7/9/2012, 1:06 PM
hmm so it seems that the barrel scene will be in the first film. seems a bit strange as this happens very near the end of the book. i wonder if they are going to stretch out the last act or add more white council and dol guldor elements to fill out the second movie?
Nomis1800 - 7/9/2012, 1:08 PM
Fantastic indeed!!!
sansClaymore - 7/9/2012, 1:08 PM
i think it would be epic and great if they give a summary of melkor and sauron and some events in the silmarillian as an opening sequence ala lotr and the story of isildur
sansClaymore - 7/9/2012, 1:09 PM
beorn the shapeshifting bear man has massive mutton chops lol!
SCURVYDOG619 - 7/9/2012, 1:12 PM
Hobbit Comic-Con update:

Thanks to Warner Brothers' thewb.com and their dedicated Comic-Con page],expect to see Martin Freeman,Richard Armitage,and Andy Serkis -along with Peter Jackson and[maybe] Elijah Wood-at both Saturday's Hall H panel,AND signing at the WB booth....

Madness....
BANE5000 - 7/9/2012, 1:13 PM
Still think it wouldve made the movie even more awesome if Ron Pearlman had stuck with the role of Beorn
Fogs - 7/9/2012, 1:18 PM
Oh boy, that will be awesome!
hoodedjester - 7/9/2012, 1:19 PM
@ superotherside - I concur with your comments
musashi - 7/9/2012, 1:21 PM
Can't wait! Great movie year and NEXT year is also filled with AWESOMENESS!!
LoudNoises - 7/9/2012, 1:35 PM
Now that is f**king cool. Peter Jackson never disappoints when it comes to official artwork and posters.
Marin10 - 7/9/2012, 2:37 PM
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG
Maia87 - 7/9/2012, 2:47 PM
Greatest movie banner/poster of the year!
ThatOneDude - 7/9/2012, 3:02 PM
I never really got into LOTR but this does look pretty cool
Feedthemachine - 7/9/2012, 3:14 PM
I've been waiting 10 years for this. :D
Feedthemachine - 7/9/2012, 3:15 PM
Glad the wargs look like wolves, the way they're supposed to be.
HelaGood - 7/9/2012, 3:50 PM
so im guessing Smaug shows up in the second film as he is no where in this... although how can the dwarves tell their story at the beginning to Bilbo without showing something of Smaug... maybe just his shadow or something...

anyway...

no goblins pictured here or elves...(apart from Galadriel and Elrond)

and only spiderwebs... no spiders...

no trolls...

so there is no sense of danger or villains in this banner... except for Gollum...

anyway, im just nitpicking...

I CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HelaGood - 7/9/2012, 3:51 PM
i confirm Feedthemachine's comment about the Wargs!!!
sansClaymore - 7/9/2012, 4:28 PM
whats behind that tree above the bubbling cauldron? looks like a troll to me
sansClaymore - 7/9/2012, 4:31 PM
in fact all 3 trolls are there if you look close and magnify it on the entertainment weekly site

1 sticking out from behind the tree and the other 2 are on the left above thorin!
AnonymousGuy - 7/9/2012, 4:32 PM
I can see the Wargs have been redesigned. They're less hyena-like and more wolf-like.
sansClaymore - 7/9/2012, 4:35 PM
i love how the whole poster from left to right is in chronological order showing the best bits of the story
Bodwulf - 7/9/2012, 5:53 PM
I made it into a wallpaper. Love it!
Hobbit Banner, Banner for The Hobbit in Wallpaper form
theomegasanction - 7/9/2012, 6:30 PM
this movie will be a great cap to a fantastic year of cbm movies
Super12 - 7/9/2012, 6:30 PM
This is going to be THE movie of the year! Yes, better than Avengers. Yes, better than Dark Knight Rises.
Grimm - 7/9/2012, 7:35 PM
regardless of box ofice and fanboys, THIS is going to be about the best movie happening
M6 - 7/9/2012, 9:47 PM
Awesome, can't wait for December!
comicb00kguy - 7/10/2012, 6:26 AM
HelaGood: I think they're playing it right with Smaug, since he's the character most people are looking forward to seeing. We won't see any pictures of Smaug until October at the earliest. Why show all your cards months in advance? Smart marketing, imo.

We will certainly see at least some of Smaug in the first film- enough to set up a great cliffhanger and leave us all going crazy waiting for next year to see the rest of the story. It would be a HUGE mistake not to show Smaug at all in the first movie- that would REALLY piss a lot of people off, enough to put a real dent in the box office. I trust that Peter Jackson is smarter than that.
HelaGood - 7/10/2012, 9:48 AM
@comicb00kguy agreed! like they did with Gollum in the first movie... a distant shape moving in Moria...his glowing eyes... if they tease Smaug like that in the first Hobbit film, it will be perfect!!
Fogs - 7/10/2012, 12:16 PM
They'll save Smaug for the big finale, with the battle of the 5 armies plus the invasion of Dol Guldur happening at the same time, just like Return of The king and the Black Gate / Mt. Doom scenes.

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