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First Hobbit trailer coming tomorrow - Freeman talks Bilbo

Peter Jackson’s long awaited Lord of the Rings prequel The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has its first trailer released online on Tuesday December 20th at 7pm PST according to

Today marks the 10 year anniversary of the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. An ideal time to announce the new trailer. But with a release date of December 14th 2012 (yes, that’s a whole year away) I can’t help but think it’s going to feel like a hell of a wait.

The Hobbit follows the quest of Bilbo Baggins, played by Martin Freeman, in his quest to reclaim the lost kingdom of Erebor, which has long been conquered by the dragon Smaug. Bilbo is joined by the wizard Gandalf the Grey and thirteen warrior dwarves. Along the way he encounters fan favorite Gollum and his “precious” ring. A ring we all know only too well.

Speaking recently with Total Film, Martin Freeman, when asked about the pressures of such a huge production replied, “I honestly don’t feel that pressure, no. I really, really don’t. Of course it is Bilbo’s journey, but I didn’t write it, I’m not directing it. It’s not my film. It’s Peter’s film. So far what we’ve filmed has been more comic than heavy. I keep asking Pete ‘When are we going heavy?’ He assures me it’s coming!”

So it looks as if we’re in for a more-comic-than-heavy trailer, but with another twelve months before the movie gets underway there’s plenty of time to roll out other trailers. 

The trailer will also play with The Adventures of Tintin, in theaters from December 21st and the second movie, The Hobbit: There and Back, will be released on December 14th 2013.

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