First Epic Poster for 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Debuts

July 23, 2014
Source: Twitter

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Defining Chapter. It all comes down to this. Will Peter Jackson redeem himself with the third and final movie in The Hobbit trilogy? It looks like that's what they want us to think. Warner Bros has unveiled the first official poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, featuring an epic fire-engulfed Smaug the Dragon in a stand off with Bard the Bowman, played by Luke Evans. This is an awesome poster to debut, even though it's another "from the back" hero shot (which is the popular poster trend nowadays). With Comic-Con kicking off this week, we expect a trailer, more posters, and plenty more Hobbit hype soon.

Here's the full-size poster for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies with Smaug & Bard.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

For reference, here's the original tweet where the new poster came from - also including Comic-Con details.

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 48FPS 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. The Battle of the Five Armies arrives in theaters in HFR, IMAX & 3D on December 17th later this year. It all ends in December - see you then.

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  • Brian Sleider
    I like that a scene that should have been in the last movie and should only last 10 min in this movie is featured on the poster......................
    • Stephen Ritchie
      If they simply made the last film a little over 3 hours then there wouldn't be any need for another. I don't think anyone would have mind that. But of course since LOTR was a trilogy their logic is of course going to be, "We need to make The Hobbit a trilogy also!". And also most importantly of course, the money.
      • jay
        well yes, if they are making million upon millions on these movies alone (not including the entire LOTR franchise, videogames, toys, apparel, etc.) and they have an opportunity and a green light to make 3 movies instead of two, in theory bringing in 50% more profit, possibly more, then yes, I think it only makes sense that they would make 3 movies. I agree it's too much, and I was not a huge fan of the execution of these prequels either, but a studio is not an artist or a storyteller. A writer, director, cinematographer, they are the artists who would maybe tell this story more coherently, but a studio is a business, and it is the businesses job to make as much money as possible. Especially in a time when the movie industry is suffering and studios need every dime they can spare if they want to be able to make any movies at all.
        • Andy Runyon
          I'd say Peter Jackson is more of a nerd than a money grubbing business man. He's making them this way because this is what he'd want as a super nerd fan of the book. These movies are for huge LOTR/Hobbit dorks. I read the books as a kid, not a crazy fan but I enjoyed them. I assumed I'd not like the movies after reading about how they are blatant cash cows on reddit but somehow I found them extremely entertaining.
  • Stephen Ritchie
    I kinda think The Hobbit is a bit overrated.
  • NicelyBuilt
    Oh, hey! It's the showdown I waited for over 6 hours and spent over $35 to finally get to....hooray?
    • davidshaw
      Don't pretend you didn't know what you were getting into with those other two movies.
      • NicelyBuilt
        I honestly thought the 3rd would be the connective tissue to the 2 series and there would be more of Smaug in a movie with Smaug in the title. And, regardless of what I thought, it doesn't mean that after 2 lengthy movies myself and many other fans weren't exhausted about still not getting to the climax of the story they love.
        • Andy Runyon
          You sound impatient and cheap.
    Let's go Bard!!! This will be great.
  • Plat
    Lol, it looks like the same setup as the Attack on Titan poster.
  • cobrazombie
    I'm looking forward to the fourth Hobbit movie...
  • avconsumer2
    Wow. Guess I'm in the minority being pretty happy with how Jackson has handled this trilogy.
  • TrickyDOTcom
    Can't wait to watch this! I have loved the other two so far!
  • Jaret Curial
    This design is a total rip off. It's straight off Attack on Titan.
    • Andy Runyon
      You realize this is just advertising right? There's only so many designs possible and 'small hero (centered) facing off against huge villain (centered) is not some mind blowing original design idea. Oh wait but they used fire! So clever! No one better 'steal' it.
  • Constipated Chicken
    As much as I love The Hobbits, what the hell is up with the design? I actually almost thought this was the official art from Attack on Titan / 『進撃の巨人』 . The poster's art is wonderful, but I feel it is ripped off.. :/
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