Entertainment Weekly has debuted 10 new photos from the two-part Lord of the Rings prequel The Hobbit, opening in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters on December 14th, 2012.
The cast includes Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Ian McKellen and Cate Blanchett reprising their roles from LOTR trilogy.
“The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey” comprises the first half of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy tale which follows the journey of Bilbo, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by Gandalf, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers.
Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever… Gollum.
Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities… A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.
These photos will be included in Entertainment Weekly’s forthcoming Comic-Con edition
Ian McKellen as GandalfCate Blanchett as GaladrielHugo Weaving as ElrondMartin Freeman as Bilbo BagginsRichard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield