Watch: All the Alternate Endings to the Second 'The Hobbit' Trailer
"They took wages… on whether or not you'd turn up… most of them bet that you wouldn't." Ha. At first I wasn't sure if this was just a joke, referencing the Return of the King endings, but it's real! Apparently the new trailer that just debuted today for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey contains a set of five different alternate endings, courtesy of an online app called "Choose Your Moment" made by Warner Bros. It allows you to create a different trailer to send to your friends, each one with a different bit of footage. The Playlist has found a compilation with
five four endings in a row - they're all worth watching.
Honestly, these clips seem to capture more of the magic of Middle Earth than anything before, but today's trailer was still spectacular. For optimal viewing, watch these clips on WB's Choose Your Moment website.
Watch the alternate endings from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey trailer, via The Playlist:
These come from various versions of the second trailer for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, just unveiled today. The five different endings feature: Gandalf, Bilbo, Sting, Gollum and the Dwarves (as seen from the trailer).
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit… J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, being directed by Peter Jackson as three separate movies, is set in Middle-Earth 60 years before Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in a trilogy ten years ago. The films, with screenplays by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, were shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest cameras. The Hobbit follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, played by 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. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey arrives in theaters in 3D & 48FPS on December 14th.