Fans are now counting down the days until “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” comes to theaters nationwide in High Frame Rate 3D, other 3D and 2D formats and IMAX Dec. 17. Fans’ excitement will certainly rise after they see the 34 brand new stills from the film. Yep, you read that right–34 images! Take a look at all of them below the post.

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” is directed by Peter Jackson from a screenplay written by Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Guillermo del Toro based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel, “The Hobbit.” The film stars Martin Freeman as the titular Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins as well as Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Billy Connolly, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Aidan Turner, Dean O’Gorman, Graham McTavish, Stephen Fry and Ryan Gage. Other stars of the film include Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom, Mikael Persbrandt, Sylvester McCoy, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, William Kircher, Stephen Hunter, Adam Brown, John Bell, Manu Bennett and John Tui.

The film is the final installment of the epic “Hobbit” adventure, as Bilbo, the Dwarves, the Elves, Lake-Town’s community of mortals and dark forces face each other for a battle royale.

“‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) 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 (Ian McKellen), 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.”


By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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