Four banners for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey have been released, and all but one of them feature brand new images from this December's highly anticipated return to Middle-Earth. Hit the jump to check them out!

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.


Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins
Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey
Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield
Andy Serkis as Gollum
Hugo Weaving as Elrond
Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug
Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman
Christopher Lee as Saruman the White
Cate Blanchett as Galadriel
Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins
Orlando Bloom as Legolas

RELEASE DATE: December 14th, 2012.

Posted By:
Josh Wilding
Member Since 3/13/2009
Filed Under "Fantasy" 11/7/2012
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bazinga85 - 11/7/2012, 2:31 PM
Soo excited!! But three movies is uneccessary.
jimpinto24 - 11/7/2012, 2:31 PM
Awesome banners.
Pontius888 - 11/7/2012, 2:51 PM
WOW!!!!! Can't wait!!!!
Starscream22 - 11/7/2012, 3:13 PM
Yes! When part 3 comes out this is gonna rape FOX-men repeatedly and get acquitted!!!
bazinga85 - 11/7/2012, 4:06 PM
That'll probably be true, lol.
flannelmandude - 11/7/2012, 5:32 PM
Looking good! Gonna be awesome! Because I got high...because I got high...because I got high!
Fogs - 11/8/2012, 5:21 AM
awesome stuff!

@bazinga85 - they'll explore the Dol Guldur invasion. So it won't be too much.

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