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NEW ‘The Hobbit : The Battle of the Five Armies’ Stills!

NEW ‘The Hobbit : The Battle of the Five Armies’ Stills!

Hobbit fans! Here are some brand new stills from The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies featuring Thranduil, Bard and Tauriel thanks to the Entertainment Weekly Comic-Con special issue. The final Hobbit film (sigh) hits theaters December 17th, 2014, and the first full-length trailer will make its debut in October. See below for the scoop on the Battle of the Five Armies teaser trailer that was released at Comic-con!

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Regarding the Battle of Five Armies teaser trailer, the folks over at io9 had the chance to watch it, and this is what they had to say about it. (Note: Stop reading if you want everything to be a surprise!)

The teaser starts with Bilbo in a cell, and his sad voiceover says, “One day I’ll remember, remember everything that happened. The good, the bad. Those who survived . . . and those who did not.” We see Gandalf riding his horse like hell through a town square and Tauriel looking weepy. There are people running down a stone staircase in the middle of grandeur, and tons of figures in golden armor.

The dwarves are hoisting a broken statue of a helmeted figure, and a barefoot Galadriel is kissing a prone Gandalf on the forehead. “Will you have peace or war?” Thorin is asked, “I will have war,” he responds. And we see the Eye of Sauron. And everybody looks super sad, in a series of closeups of weepy characters, as Thorin asks if they will follow him one last time.

They also had the chance to watch the gag reel, to which they had this to say:

This led to a medley of crazy jokey footage, including Gandalf making Star Wars jokes and a scene where Samwise Gamgee is trying to get himself a close-up because he’s only been in group shots thus far — but Gandalf shoves him out of frame and hogs the close-up. And then a sequence Gandalf lifts his robe to reveal sexy white underwear and does a sexy dance. (This is as amazing as it sounds.)

Also in the gag reel we saw: Hobbits dancing in sacks, Sylvester McCoy and Ian McKellen goofing around, and Ian McKellen screwing up his lines and bantering with Peter Jackson in various movies. And Gandalf finding some crappy swords lying around and saying, “What fucking good is this? Typical elf work.” And Gandalf intoning: “Orcs… and so far from Auckland.” (He makes it sound like Orc-land.)

Christopher Lee falls off a tower to his death, impaled on a spike, and looks up at the camera and observes that he’s been here before. This happened to him 27 years ago — but that time, he looked up from being impaled and saw Peter Cushing. And now he’s looking up and seeing Peter Jackson. About which he has “no comment.”

You can read more over at io9 here.

Images thanks to TOR