16 New Pictures from ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’

In advance of tomorrow’s new trailer celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the publication of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” and what is being dubbed “Hobbit Day” around the world, Warner Bros. has released 16 new pictures from the upcoming December 14 release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, or as many will surely refer to it, The Hobbit: Part One.

The new trailer for The Hobbit is set to debut on broadcast and online media tomorrow, September 19, and is expected around 7 AM PST. Saturday, September 22, will be the day fans celebrate what is affectionately known as Hobbit Day.

I have included the 16 new photos in thumbnail form directly below, just click on any one of them to begin scrolling through the gallery.

The Hobbit follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild (Richard Armitage). Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers.

Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever… Gollum (Andy Serkis).

Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities… A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.


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