The main poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
has been published.
Warner Bros UK Entertainment released the image today (October 6), which depicts Martin Freeman
as Bilbo Baggins holding a sword up to camera. Behind him is a burning skyline, underneath the tagline "The defining chapter".
The Battle of the Five Armies follows on from last year's instalment, The Desolation of Smaug, which ended with Bilbo accidentally unleashing the dragon Smaug upon the people of Lake-town.
The final film sees the King Under the Mountain
, Thorin Oakenshield, succumbing to dragon-sickness but desperate to find the Arkenstone. This leads Bilbo to make a desperate choice.
Meanwhile, Dark Lord Sauron sends forth legions of Orcs in an attack upon the Lonely Mountain, which leads the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men to make the decision of whether to unite or face destruction.
The film is the third and final