New Banner Art For The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

Bilbo and the rest fight the forces of evil

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Armies theatrical banner

by James White |
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With the final chapter in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, The Battle Of The Five Armies, steadily marching towards our cinemas, Warner Bros. has launched a hefty new piece of tapestry art showing some of the conflicts and forces featured in the film. Take a look courtesy of Digital Spy…

For those who may not have read the book, beware spoilers from this point on. The Battle Of The Five Armies sees Goblins and Wargs (one army, supported by nasty bats) face off against dwarves, elves, men and giant eagles (four much smaller armies) in a quest to gain control of Erebor (the Lonely Mountain) and Smaug's treasures within.

In the book, Bilbo spends much of the conflict unconscious; we suspect that will have changed onscreen. One change this time will see the Orcs being led by the still-very-much loose Necromancer (Benedict Cumberbatch), making them even more formidable and tying Gandalf and Galadriel's quest to defeat him in with the dwarves' quest to regain their homeland.

From the looks of this, the wizards definitely get involved this time, and there will be plenty of Thorin and the gang, as you might expect. The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies will arrive on December 12.

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