December 21st, 2011
10:36 AM ET
Joining December's movie trailer-palooza is a clip for the first film in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit," which takes fans back to the Oscar-winning director's cinematic rendering of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth.
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" takes place before the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, and follows a young Bilbo Baggins' (Martin Freeman) on a mission to reclaim a treasure held by the dragon Smaug.
The trailer not only introduces us to a young Baggins, but also a company of dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage). We're also reintroduced to Ian McKellen as Gandalf and Cate Blanchett as Galadriel. Before the two-and-a-half minute trailer is up, we're teased with a shot of Baggins encountering Gollum, as well as the One Ring.
What do you think of the first sneak peek? "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" opens December 14, 2012, with the second film ("The Hobbit: There and Back Again") opening December 13, 2013.
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