A new TV spot for Peter Jackson eagerly awaited return to Middle Earth, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has arrived. Taken from early in the new movie the footage shows previously released shots of the shire, as well as 2 new scenes featuring Gandalf and Thorin Oakenshield.

The first of a trilogy The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey focuses on the early part of Bilbo’s journey with the grey wizard and 13 dwarves to face off against the evil dragon Smaug and reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

Martin Freeman stars as Bilbo, with Ian McKellan returning as Gandalf, Richard Armitage as Thorin, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is out December 14th.

Synopsis:

“The Hobbit” follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the 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 Oakensheild. 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.

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