The Internet is abuzz again as new details emerge on the trailer for The Hobbit, which was recently shown at the Butt-Numb-A-Thon (BNAT) Film Festival. For those of you hoping to keep the trailer a surprise, this story contains many spoilers – so stop reading now if you want to be surprised when the trailer hits theatres.
The trailer, according to one viewer, opens with Ian Holm’s Bilbo conversing with Frodo about his adventures. The scene then shifts to Gandalf introducing young Bilbo (Martin Freeman) to the thirteen Dwarves as he enlists the Hobbit’s help.
As we all know, Bilbo refuses at first, as Hobbits and adventure do not go hand-in-hand.
The trailer then cuts to the Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, singing “a long slow song.” This is followed by a montage of traveling and fighting scenes. We are able to catch a glimpse of Rivendell, the shards of Narsil, and perhaps even Lord Elrond. The trailer does not, however, show any signs of the dragon Smaug or of Beorn the Shape-shifter.
While the plot itself is not revealed, Thorin does tell Gandalf that he cannot guarantee a safe return; “Nor will I be responsible for his fate,” he adds. And this is where the trailer ends: Gandalf warns Bilbo that if he does return, he may be changed (here we get a sneak peak of Gollum and the One Ring).
If you’re like me and cannot contain your excitement, just remember that there are only a few more days – six more, in fact – until the release of The Adventures of Tintin and the preview for The Hobbit!