A stunning tapestry has been released for the final installment of Peter Jackson’s trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. In the image, we see scenes from the much anticipated finale, and all the main characters who are part of the movie.
The epic tapestry shows a glimpse of what we can expect when the conclusion to The Hobbit hits theaters this coming December. The first part of the gigantic image depicts the terrifying dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch), who is awoken by the company of dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage).
In their quest to find their long lost home of Erebor, the group reaches the Misty Mountain where the dragon has been guarding the treasure for a generation. Wanting to claim what is rightly theirs, they don’t realize the catastrophic events they will unleash once the beast comes back to life.
Facing Smaug is the lonely figure of Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans), who belongs to the only group of humans in J.R.R. Tolkien’s story. This image continues where we left off in the previous chapter, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and starts a chain of event that will lead into the final battle.
As the story has progressed, the plot has gotten darker and darker. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey starts very lightly, introducing the Hobbit (Martin Freeman) and the 13 dwarves, but by the end, things are not so much fun. The same can be said about the Desolation of Smaug, which turns even less animated. Not that there is not plenty of action.
In actuality, the second installment moves at a quicker pace than the original and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies promises non-stop action. The epic battle of the five armies brings all the characters we met in the two previous installments against each other in one final confrontation.
Director Peter Jackson originally planned only two films but later on decided to follow the same pattern he had for The Lord of the Rings trilogy and make three movies. Many critics complained that he was just trying to take advantage of moviegoers and make more money, but those who know and follow Jackson believe he was actually in earnest when he said he had too much footage not to make The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies the last installment.
View the full The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies tapestry here.
[Image via Warner Bros.]