Even though The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is scheduled to premiere in December of this year, Peter Jackson has hinted at the possibility that some footage from The Lord of the Rings could be used in the final cut of his unseen film. The highly anticipated blockbuster is the last part of the trilogy and the end of J.R.R. Tolkien’s adaptation.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies depicts the events in the end of the novel, which take place prior to Lord of the Rings. Fans have been waiting for what seems like forever to see the conclusion to the story of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and his adventures when he joins the company of dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), who are in search of their long-lost home of Erebor.
Jackson shared the amazing teaser trailer during The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies panel at San Diego Comic Con, to the delight of loyal fans and it didn’t disappoint. The Kiwi director has promised that the full-length trailer will hit in October, so we have a couple of months yet.
According to the website Gigjets, the Lord of the Rings’ previously unseen footage will most likely make it into The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and will serve to compliment the scenes already shot.
“There are a few scenes that haven’t been seen from Lord of the Rings,but not many. We might try to put them back in.” Jackson said. “It’s a big logistical thing which hasn’t wrapped our heads around. But, if there’s enough interest…”
Are you kidding? Fans of all things Tolkien in general and Jackson, in particular are jumping for joy at the possibility that they may see Lord of the Rings footage in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Even though it is not known what or who is involved in this mysterious footage, we can assume it is something spectacular.
If the teaser trailer is any indication, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be worth the wait and a fitting end to the classic story created by Tolkien and brought to life by the genius of Peter Jackson. The first trailer was introduced to a packed room of about 6,500 people attending the Comic Con panel and they loved it. Here it is:
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opens in theaters on December 17.
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