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First Trailer For The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Though there's technically still the work week between December 26 and December 30, this is really the final hurrah for Hollywood in 2011. Once this week is done everything hits pause until the calendar turns over and we start the madness again in 2012. For that reason, we'll be seeing trailers for the biggest movie releases of next year pop up over the next few days. Just yesterday we watched trailers for The Dark Knight Rises, 21 Jump Street and Wrath of the Titans while also learning that the first trailer for Prometheus is set to arrive on Thursday. But tonight is dedicated to what is most definitely in the upper echelon of "most anticipated films" for 2012. I am, of course, talking about Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

The first trailer for Jackson's epic has arrived online. Check it out below!

A prequel to Jackson's Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey tells the story of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he and a group of dwarves head to the Lonely Mountain to retrieve a piece of treasure from a giant dragon called Smaug. Warner Bros. has also sent over the first posters for the movie, which you can see below. Click on each one to see it in high-res.

The film is the first of two movies, with the second half - The Hobbit: There And Back Again - to be released in 2013. The newest Peter Jackson movie will arrive in theaters on December 14, 2012 and, as always, you can find more about the film over in our Blend Film Database.

Eric Eisenberg
Assistant Managing Editor

NJ native who calls LA home and lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran who is endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.