Just hours after six new photos debuted from The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, Warner Bros. has released the first clip, featuring Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) making a courageous decision. When Gandalf (Ian McKellen) asks Thranduil (Lee Pace) to take his army to Ravenhill, Thranduil pulls out of the attack, stating he will not risk any more elvish lives. Since Thranduil will not comply with Gandalf's request to warn Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) of an imminent attack, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) steps up and decides to make the journey himself.
The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield 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, 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.
Check out the first clip from director Peter Jackson's final Middle Earth adventure, which brings The Hobbit trilogy to a close. Stay tuned for more clips and images as we get closer to the December 17 release date.