Watch: All the Alternate Endings to the Second 'The Hobbit' Trailer

September 19, 2012
Source: The Playlist, WB

The Hobbit Endings

"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.

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poor bilbo, hang around with gollum and you'll go insane

andrew on Sep 19, 2012


Good way to create buzz. If it was another director, I'd be worried about them releasing so much footage in one day, but with Jackson; that could all be footage he's saving for the extended dvd

Richie G on Sep 19, 2012


these movies are already bought as far as i'm concerned - as soon as the extended blu rays hit....i'm buying.

beevis on Sep 19, 2012


Seems like there is going to be a LOT of humor. Not sure if it'll play right in the film...we'll see though.

Chris Groves on Sep 19, 2012


I saw an interview with Sir Ian Mckellen basically saying this is a more fun, whimsical story, as opposed to LOTR which was so much more epic/dark due to its nature of the world being threatened. I think LOTR fans have to know that distinction for this and don't squash it by their own expectations.

Nick Sears on Sep 19, 2012


i don't know why you'd think people would expect the same from "hobbit" that they got in LotR? i'd hope that many people (who haven't read the books) would have done so by now because they enjoyed the rings movies......if they haven't - then too bad for them.

beevis on Sep 19, 2012


well, chris - it worked for the book -why wouldn't it work for the movie?

beevis on Sep 19, 2012


All I'm saying is it caught me off guard. I'm optimistic. Just not sure if that should be such a strong point of the promotion, and if the masses are going to respond well to it.

Chris Groves on Sep 19, 2012


I may have been expecting the tone to match LOTR more, but I'll be able to live just fine with a 'lighter' story.

Chris Groves on Sep 19, 2012


Don't worry, I agree with you. It's definitely a different tone than the previous movies. I hope the additional humor and higher frame rate don't make it look like a sketch parody.

rennmaxbeta on Sep 19, 2012


of course it's a "different tone"'s a DIFFERENT BOOK.' and a "sketch parody" of what? the rings books? if you believe that then i do see why chris is concerned. obviously too many people are ignorant as to the hobbit being a seperate story from LotR.

beevis on Sep 20, 2012


Well, duh. Of course it's a different book and story. But it's in the same world. And we are talking the movies. LOTR set a distinct tone for these films. This is our feedback on the trailer.

rennmaxbeta on Sep 20, 2012


you boob! - the movies are about the books!.....are you retarded? and what does the movies sharing the same world have anything to do with the unique stories of each set of movies????......and what does the tone of LotR have ANYTHING to do with the hobbit movies?????? the rings books are a different story than the hobbit!!!!!!!!!!! as far as "feedback" - i'm giving mine as well - and it's based on the reality of the stories tolkien wrote - not nonsense like your post.

beevis on Sep 20, 2012


I personally am very excited for the higher frame rates, because the 3D of the film will benefit greatly from it. I wish that the HFR version wasn't just getting a limited release.

Chris Groves on Sep 20, 2012


Well it could be a revolutionary look... or a creative and technical failure. It remains to be seen.

rennmaxbeta on Sep 20, 2012


understood - but, are you suggesting PJ should have changed the book?

beevis on Sep 20, 2012


No, in fact, I think in terms of the entire series, 'starting' lighter with The Hobbit and then going darker with LOTR will play well. Just caught me a little off guard, but I think it'll work out. The fact that this video has 4 'jokes' all bunched together, instead of spread out across the film, probably has something to do with it.

Chris Groves on Sep 20, 2012


you know, i really wish they had started with "hobbit" first. it would have made more chronological sense. this is where i think casual movie-goers will be confused - having the prequel (to LotR) come after the movies for "rings" - very odd.

beevis on Sep 20, 2012


well, if they want to guarantee the "masses" will respond well to it, they better put a super-hero in somewhere.....LOL

beevis on Sep 20, 2012


"give him the contract".........."incineration"??............i want to see this NOW!

beevis on Sep 19, 2012


This kind of reminds me of star wars where the story is told backwards theatrically speaking but with the prequels carry a much lighter tone but unlike star wars these prequels will carry more depth with well rounded characters.

BinaryChaos on Sep 19, 2012


I agree, but I do not think the tone here will too much lighter than the first book/film.

DAVIDPD on Sep 19, 2012


My Gawd...this is too cool!

DAVIDPD on Sep 19, 2012


I just started to read the Hobbit to my son, after having it read to me as a child. Pretty excited to see this, like everyone else I imagine. I remember looking at the first trailers on the LOTR site back in the dark ages and trying to make out the people from the tiny sized movie file. Glad things have came on a bit since then. Need to go to bed.

Carpola on Sep 19, 2012


Gollum's eyes look a bit bigger than before.... is that to make him look "younger"

armeetapus16 on Sep 19, 2012


I do get the feeling that he is younger, which I like. This is 60 years before LOTR, not a long time in terms of Gollum's life that has lasted hundreds of years...but still, looking exactly as he did in the trilogy would be inaccurate.

Chris Groves on Sep 20, 2012


I know it's probably terrible to say this, but Gollum reminds me of my daughter. The excitement in his eyes, the way he talks, and his deviousness contrasted by his's just like a 3 year old.

Matt Peloquin on Sep 20, 2012


The higher frame rate will blow your mind in 3D, that what it's designed for. So you dont get motion sickness or sore eyes. I will be phenomenal. And the Hobbit is a childrens book after all. I cant wait.

lop on Sep 23, 2012

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