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Here’s the First Summary Of The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies

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We’ve got less than five months before we all get to see the conclusion of The Hobbit trilogy this December, and now we finally know for sure what it’s going to be about. Not that we didn’t already have some idea of what was to come, of course, but you know. Now it’s officially official!

Without further ado, here it is (translated from German by The One Ring):

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain.

As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.

The film is slated for a December 17th release in the United States and will see the return of all your favorite Hobbit stars, including Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, and Orlando Bloom. Also, Dean O’Gorman and Aiden Turner. You hear you guys like them. We’re sorry, book nerds. *sniff*

(via io9)

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