The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies promises to bring an epic conclusion to the adventures of Bilbo Baggins and Thorin's Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland, the gang have unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, this monstrous beast rains fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth dark legions 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.
We reported last month that this final Hobbit adventure will culminate with an epic 45-minute battle sequence that takes place at the foot of the Lonely Mountain. While we'll have to wait until December 17 to see all of the action unfold, take a look at this brief glimpse of the action-packed finale.