Fans have just under three weeks left until The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey invades theaters nationwide in eye-popping 3D, the first in director Peter Jackson's prequel trilogy. To get you prepared for this cinematic journey, Warner Bros. has unveiled the first clip and a high resolution photo gallery, chock-full of glorious images from this adventure starring Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins. Take a look at the clip, featuring Gandalf (Ian McKellen) giving Bilbo (Martin Freeman) his sword, known as Sting, along with the photos. You can also read on for details about the live stream of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey red carpet happening later tonight.

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As we reported yesterday, the world premiere is happening tonight in Wellington, New Zealand, with a live stream of the event starting at 9:50 PM ET/6:50 PM PT. The festivities will also include a performance by Neil Finn, who will play the "Song of the Lonely Mountain" featured on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. You won't want to miss out on this big event, so come back later tonight and watch all the glitz and glamour on the red carpet in the video player.