“Will you follow me, one last time?”
In the trailer for ‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’, shown on Saturday at Comic Con but not released to the web until now, Thorin’s question may be aimed at his allies.
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But no one who’s sat through both the ‘Lord Of The Rings’ trilogy and its prequel trilogy will miss the resonance. This is where the story ends for the six-part, 13-year-long Peter Jackson adaptation of Tolkien’s fantasy masterpieces.
‘Battle Of The Five Armies’ revives ‘’Edge Of Night’, a sad haunting song sung by Pippin in ‘The Return Of The King’, in a further echo of the previous saga.
It is, of course, all just a build-up for the mighty battle to come. “Will you have peace or will you have war?” Bard asks. “I will have war,” growls Thorin.
And poor Martin Freeman as Bilbo looks petrified in the centre of it all.
The message on the screen trails it “the defining chapter of the Middle Earth saga”.
Sir Ian McKellen, Hugo Weaving, Evangeline Lilly, Christopher Lee and the rest return to UK cinemas on December 12. We can’t wait.
Check out the new poster below.