The Hobbit debut trailer released – watch it here

Fans have been eagerly anticipating the opportunity to get their first look at Peter Jackson’s film adaptation of The Hobbit from J.R.R. Tolkien, and that moment is finally here.

Nearly a year in advance of The Hobbit‘s release in theaters, the very first teaser trailer for The Hobbit has been released. Don’t let the “teaser” part fool you, however – there’s actually quite a bit to take in with The Hobbit‘s first trailer.

The first The Hobbit trailer introduces us to the movie’s all-new cast of characters, as well as more than a couple familiar faces; we get to see Ian Holm reprising his role as the elderly version of Bilbo Baggins, Elijah Wood as Frodo, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, Andy Serkis as Gollum and, of course, Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey.

Much of the trailer has quick shots of new and old faces alike in both familiar and unfamiliar scenery, all set to the tune of a foreboding hymn sung by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), one of the movie’s many new characters.

It’s a wonderful trailer, and one you should check out regardless of whether you’re a fan of the books, the movies, or both. If you’d like to give the debut The Hobbit trailer a look, see below.