Scanned from Empire Magazine's epic feature on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, check out a selection of new stills from Peter Jackson's return to Middle-Earth. Included are shots of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield, Gandalf the Grey, Elrond and more!

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" 10/25/2012 Source: Empire Magazine
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imnotwearinghockeypants - 10/25/2012, 5:24 AM
One word to describe this new trilogy: bloated.
Super12 - 10/25/2012, 5:25 AM
One word to describe this new trilogy: awesome.
LegendaryBMan - 10/25/2012, 5:32 AM
I love that the guy calling this bloated has a picture from the 90's cap movie as his profile pic. Clearly has good taste in movies... HAHAHA. These movies will be just as incredible and magical as LOTR, I'm very excited, and that second pic, DAMN!
Kayo - 10/25/2012, 5:37 AM
wonder how the 48 frames per second will look....................can't wait
cmax - 10/25/2012, 6:23 AM
I'm sure they will be good.
comicb00kguy - 10/25/2012, 6:24 AM
I'm curious about that 48 frame per second thing myself. I hope our local theater will show the film in that format.

KAPOW - 10/25/2012, 7:01 AM
Looks awesome!!!
FrankieDedo - 10/25/2012, 7:11 AM
to know what 48fps is, just go to a tech store, look at a 120hz or more TV, with the blur removing on and voilà!
With my tv i watch every movie with it, in the beginning it seems like every movie is a documentary, but if you get the eye on it, it's nice.
shiverman20 - 10/25/2012, 9:32 AM
Can't get excited for this despite being a huge fan of the LOTR trilogy... I think the MCU has absorbed every drop of excitement i can muster for movies
valeriesghost - 10/25/2012, 9:32 AM
@imnotwearinghockeypants 100% agreed.
IrfonW - 10/25/2012, 9:57 AM
imnotwearinghockeypants: "I'm going to call a film Series bloated despite not seeing the film yet"

Me: Watch the films first.
Kevinwillpeabodyproperties - 10/25/2012, 11:12 AM
evilness - 10/25/2012, 11:30 AM
i love how a lot of people seem to be scoffing at this. words like "bloated" being thrown around without ever even having seen it.

i remember back in the 90s when peter jackson was working on the original lotr trilogy and a lot of people were shit-talking that.

i have faith in peter jackson. he'll prove all the skeptics wrong yet again. this'll be great.
fire59019 - 10/25/2012, 12:26 PM

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