A new trailer for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies has rolled out online at the end of the big week of hype for cinema. Christopher Nolan's Interstellar is doing huge business across the globe, while Disney announced the official title for Star Wars Episode VII, The Force Awakens, whilst confirming that Toy Story 4 is happening in 2017.

Battle of the Five ArmiesBenedict Cumberbatch's Smaug is causing havov in 'The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies'

So spare a thought for Lord of the Rings fans who are still busy sinking their teeth into a new trailer for the final instalment in the Hobbit adventure. We're now just six weeks from the global release on December 17, 2014 and the initial trailer released in July was heralded as one of the best teasers of the year. As Forbes put it, it evoked the "gloom and doom of the Return of the King teaser, eleven years ago."

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In the new clip - probably the last Peter Jackson/Middle Earth trailer we'll ever see - we see Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and the Company of Dwarves under attack from Dragon Smaug. Elsewhere, Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) becomes increasingly obsessed with the treasure recovered in the previous movie and his relationship with Bilbo begins to break down.

Battle of the Five ArmiesAn epic battle ensues in the final instalment in the Hobbit movies

Elsewhere, we see Gandalf (Ian McKellen) seeing the impending disaster as the Orcs take to the Lonely Mountain, with Dwarves, Elves and Men faced with the ultimate decision of whether to join forces and fight or divide into sections and fall.

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During an interview with USA Today earlier this week, director Jackson called his sixth and final Middle Earth movie his favourite because, unlike the others, there's no traveling in Battle of the Five Armies. The Lord of the Rings trilogy focused on an epic journey and the first two Hobbit films followed Bilbo's adventure to take back the Lonely Mountain, though Jackson says Five Armies "doesn't have any of that," adding, "Everybody's where they need to be, there's no new characters, all cards are on the table."

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies hits theaters on December 17, 2014. 

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