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Smaug takes over first poster for The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

6 minutes ago | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

San Diego Comic-Con hasn’t even started, and we already have a brand new poster for Peter Jackson’s conclusion of his Hobbit trilogy – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The poster gives a glimpse into what will no doubt be one of the huge scenes of the film, where the dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) goes one-on-one with Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans) in Lake-town.

“The Defining Chapter” of the Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, will also star Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and Ian McKellen as Gandalf with Lee PaceEvangeline LillyCate Blanchett,Richard ArmitageOrlando BloomHugo WeavingBilly ConnollyChristopher Lee, and Aidan Turner.

Below is the poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies with a bonus first still from set, featuring McKellen and Evans:

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- Sasha James

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'Hobbit' pals Legolas, Gandalf and Bard return in new 'Battle of the Five Armies' pics

2 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Peter Jackson's Middle Earth mega-franchise -- which started with the first "Lord of the Rings" film more than a decade ago -- is finally coming to a close this December.  And now we have our first peek at the final chapter, "The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies." You won't see Bilbo, Smaug or any new characters, but seeing "Hobbit" vets Legolas, Gandalf and the Bard in action will still give you that ol' Middle Earth feeling.  In the first image, it looks like Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen) and the Bard (Luke Evans) see something in the sky. Smaug, perhaps? In a photo released previously, the Bard and Legolas (Orlando Bloom) have a handsome contest, while it looks like a small army is preparing for battle behind them. The film also stars Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, and the beautiful voice of Benedict Cumberbatch. "The Hobbit: Battle of »

- Dave Lewis

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First poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

3 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After releasing a couple of images recently [see here and here], Warner Bros. Pictures has now given us the first poster for the concluding chapter of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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 »

- Gary Collinson

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Smaug is Ready to Strike in First Poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

3 hours ago | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Warner Bros. have released the first poster for Peter Jackson’s third and final instalment in The Hobbit franchise, The Battle of the Five Armies, a movie that they’re calling “The Defining Chapter”.

In the poster, we see Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) preparing to destroy Laketown, the location he set off for at the end of the last movie, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. With Bilbo Baggins and the dwarves still on the Lonely Mountain, only one person stands in the dragon’s way; Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans).

The first trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will likely premiere at this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con, and should be online shortly after, so stay tuned to HeyUGuys for that.

The movie is set to be released on December 12th. Click on the poster below for the full-size version.

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- Josh Wilding

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New Still From ‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’

6 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It’s only the second image we’ve seen from the third part of The Hobbit trilogy, but it’s probably enough for fans to get excited about. In the shot we see Sir Ian McKellen and Luke Evans, probably on their guard as Smaug intends to attack Lake Town after the events of the last movie. The film was retitled The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies in April of this year, changing from The Hobbit: There And Back Again. Jackson argued the change was due to the decision to make 3 films instead of 2, thus Bilbo already being “there”, but I’d guess it was to include the word “battle” so as to appeal to a wider audience.

The Hobbit films have both been decent so far, but the clunky extension still feels unnecessary. This will no doubt put an end to the franchise for now, but we »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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New Clip Takes Us Directly Into the Storm

22 hours ago | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

To complement the Instagram sneak peek from a few days ago, Warner Bros. Pictures has released a proper clip from its upcoming nature-run-amok movie Into the Storm. Look for it when it arrives in theatres on August 8th! In the interim grab an umbrella just to be safe.

From New Line Cinema, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, comes the tornado disaster film Into the Storm. Steven Quale (Final Destination 5) directs the film, which is produced by Todd Garner (Zookeeper, Knight and Day).

The screenplay is by John Swetnam. The executive producers are Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, Mark McNair, Jeremy Stein, and Bruce Berman.

The film stars Richard Armitage (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug), Sarah Wayne Callies (TV’s “The Walking Dead”), Matt Walsh (Ted), Alycia Debnam-Carey (Where the Devil Hides), Arlen Escarpeta (Final Destination 5), Nathan Kress (TV’s “iCarly »

- Steve Barton

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First 'Into the Storm' Clip Sets Off a Tornado Warning

23 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A group of professional and amateur storm chasers descend upon the small town of Silverton, finding exactly what they are looking for in the first clip from Into the Storm. Allison Stone (Sarah Wayne Callies) looks on as a massive and deadly twister touches down right before her very eyes, laying waste to anything in its path, while Gary Morris (Richard Armitage) tries to seek shelter from this twister ravaging through town. Witness the sheer power of an immense storm before director Steven Quale's Into the Storm hits theaters on August 8.

In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm »

- MovieWeb

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Into The Storm Clip Shows Sarah Wayne Callies and Richard Armitage Getting Too Close to an Incoming Tornado

23 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We’ve come a long way since Twister’s flying cows.  We’ve already seen loads of destruction in the first two trailers for Steven Quale’s Into the Storm and also read quite a bit about it in Dave’s set visit reports, but now it’s time to get a sense of what just a single one of these tornados is capable of in the very first clip from the film. When the town of Silverton is ravaged by a freak onslaught of twisters, Sarah Wayne Callies’ Allison, a meteorologist working alongside a team of storm chasers, is pretty much asking to have an up close and personal encounter with a vicious cyclone and, sure enough, she winds up getting closer than anyone.  Hit the jump to see what happens in the first Into the Storm clip.  The film will arrive in theaters on August 8th in 2D and IMAX, »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Gandalf featured in new still from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

23 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week we brought you the first image from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, which featured Gandalf (Ian McKellen) alongside Bard (Luke Evans) [see here], and now USA Today has debuted a new still, with the grey wizard present once again alongside Lee Pace’s Elven king Thranduil…

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. »

- Gary Collinson

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First Look At The Hobbit: The Five Armies; Warner Bros. Pictures At Comic Con 2014

21 July 2014 5:46 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Warner Bros. Entertainment will plant its flag at Comic-Con International: San Diego this year with a huge presence, with each individual division touting its upcoming offerings, including Film, Television, Interactive and Home Entertainment, as well as a variety of product from DC Entertainment, whose celebrations in honor of 75 years of one of the world’s most beloved Super Heroes—Batman—will be in full swing.

On Saturday, July 26th, beginning at 10 a.m., Warner Bros. Pictures brings to Hall H three of its most hotly anticipated films to this year’s Con:

Peter Jackson will be on the main stage with “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” From New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, and George Miller will be on hand to present a first look at “Mad Max: Fury Road,” from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures. The Wachowskis’ original sci-fi actioner “Jupiter Ascending,” also from Warner Bros. »

- Michelle McCue

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New Hobbit 3 Movie Pic Shows Gandalf The Grey & Bard Interesting Action

17 July 2014 2:43 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Recently, New Line Cinema dropped this new, official movie pic for their upcoming "The Hobbit 3: The Battle of the Five Armies" action/drama/fantasy flick and it gives us a new look at characters: Gandalf the Grey in action with Bard The Bowman. They appear to be staring at something every intriguing in this scene. The movie stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Orlando Bloom, John Bell, Manu Bennett, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Billy Connolly, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Lawrence Makoare, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Dean O'Gorman, Mikael Persbrandt, and Aidan Turner. In the new flick, an enraged, Smaug will rain his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town. Thorin will sacrifice friendship »

- Eric

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Gandalf and Bard in new image from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

17 July 2014 12:22 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a first trailer surely just around the corner, a new image from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has surfaced via the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, giving us a look at Ian McKellen’s Gandalf the Grey and Luke Evans’ Bard the Bowman…

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 »

- Gary Collinson

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Check Out Ian McKellen And Luke Evans In The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Image

17 July 2014 10:53 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Whatever your thoughts are on Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy when compared to the director’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, you certainly can’t fault him for casting. This new trilogy, which concludes in December with The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, has brought back Ian McKellen as the great wizard Gandalf and Orlando Bloom as archer Legolas, while starring Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, Benedict Cumberbatch as the dragon Smaug and Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman, among many, many others. Now, we’ve got a new image from the trilogy topper, highlighting McKellen and Evans as they gaze, awe-struck, off-screen at what I can only presume is The Hobbit‘s collective worldwide box office haul.

Granted, the shot isn’t the most revealing, but it’s a nice reminder that this movie is on its way. So much attention »

- Isaac Feldberg

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New The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Image Featuring Ian McKellen and Luke Evans

17 July 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Warner Bros. has released a new The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies image ahead of the film's big presentation at Comic-Con next week.  In the conclusion to the trilogy, Smaug and an army of Orcs descend on the Lonely Mountain, and elves, men, and dwarves must unite to save Middle-earth.  Since Smaug and the orcs are all CGI, this image focuses on the flesh-and-blood characters of Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and Bard (Luke Evans) whose stunned faces are presumably looking at things that are still in post-production. Hit the jump to check out the image.  The film also stars Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, John Bell, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Graham McTavish, Michael Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Ken Stott, and Aidan TurnerThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies »

- Matt Goldberg

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New UK Summer Release Date & Banners For ‘Into The Storm’

17 July 2014 3:55 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

If you loved Twister, you’ll love this – We hope! Into The Storm is the latest CGI tornado thriller that’s set to hit cinemas in full force on the new release date of August 20th.

If you haven’t yet, check out the UK trailer and poster and now we’ve got a couple of banners to share with you. Into The Storm is set on a single single day in the town of Silverton as it’s ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. While everyone is on the run, we find out how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot – instead of Scientific discovery!

The film will hopefully take us deep into the heart of the storm and not be so excessively CGI’d that it looks and feels all-too-fake. Final Destination 5′s Steven Quale is behind the directors chair, and he gave us a pretty decent finale, »

- Dan Bullock

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Fiery First Into the Storm Clip

16 July 2014 12:52 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has taken to Instagram to unleash the first clip from its upcoming nature-run-amok movie, Into the Storm. Look for it when it arrives in theatres on August 8th! In the interim grab an umbrella just to be safe.

From New Line Cinema, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, comes the tornado disaster film Into the Storm. Steven Quale (Final Destination 5) directs the film, which is produced by Todd Garner (Zookeeper, Knight and Day).

The screenplay is by John Swetnam. The executive producers are Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, Mark McNair, Jeremy Stein, and Bruce Berman.

The film stars Richard Armitage (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug), Sarah Wayne Callies (TV’s “The Walking Dead”), Matt Walsh (Ted), Alycia Debnam-Carey (Where the Devil Hides), Arlen Escarpeta (Final Destination 5), Nathan Kress (TV’s “iCarly”), Jon Reep (Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo »

- Steve Barton

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The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Gets An Official Synopsis

15 July 2014 2:19 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy hasn’t received nearly as positive reviews as The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the first two installments were solid, if overlong, high fantasy adventures, thanks both to Jackson’s sense of visual splendor and the talents of the ensemble cast. An Unexpected Journey was more dull than many expected, though I personally enjoyed it, and The Desolation of Smaug was a big step up from that, accelerating the pace and featuring some truly epic battles. So, will the trilogy-topper, this winter’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, keep that upward momentum going to become the best of the bunch? It’s too early to say, of course, but the first official synopsis for the fantasy film certainly seems promising.

Courtesy of Warner Bros., the synopsis reads as follows:

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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The Crucible (starring Richard Armitage) stage review (The Old Vic)

15 July 2014 7:36 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A very earthy and spookily atmospheric production suffers from some dated attitudes: not those of the 1690s but the 1950s. I’m “biast” (pro): love Richard Armitage

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

On Saturday night I attended a performance of a new production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible at London’s legendary Old Vic theatre (where Kevin Spacey is currently the artistic director). I’d never seen the play before, nor had I read it — I knew about it only generally, as Miller’s allegorical take on McCarthyism, written during its height, via a semifictionalized account of the Salem witch trials of the late 17th century. Frankly, I was interested mostly because Richard Armitage is starring, and I wanted to see if he is as mesmerizing onstage as he is onscreen. »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Comic-Con 2014 movies schedule in full: Marvel, Paramount, Legendary

14 July 2014 10:57 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The full five-day schedule for this year's Comic-Con has now been announced, and over here at Digital Spy we're getting pretty damn excited to fly out to San Diego next week.

While there are a few surprising omissions from the movies programme - no Hunger Games, no Jurassic World, seemingly no Star Wars - there's still plenty here to get excited about. Below is the full schedule of movie panels.

Wednesday, July 23

Into the Storm screening (10pm, Gaslamp Theater)

The Hobbit's Richard Armitage and The Walking Dead's Sarah Wayne Callies star in Warner Bros' disaster thriller, which follows a group of high school students who document a devastating tornado strike.

Thursday, July 24

DreamWorks Animation Panel (11.30am, Hall H)

Benedict Cumberbatch will make his Comic-Con debut to promote upcoming Madagascar spinoff Penguins of Madagascar, in which he plays a debonair wolf named Classified. He'll be joined by co-stars John Malkovich and Tom McGrath, »

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The End is Nigh: The Synopsis for 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'

13 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It's almost exhausting just to think about it, but Peter Jackson's bloated telling of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" will finally come to an end on December 17 when The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hits theaters and if the newly released synopsis for the film is to be believed it means it will include more than just walking... 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. »

- Brad Brevet

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