A brand new The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies banner has been released, detailing the epic scope of the final film in director Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy. This banner reminds of the one that was released for An Unexpected Journey before the adaptation was turned into a trilogy, which gave us a look at how this series would have been structured as a diptych. Judging by this massive banner for Five Armies, Jackson plans on going out with a bang in his final foray into Middle-earth, but I’ll always wonder if this adaptation might’ve been more compelling if the director had stuck to two films. Forget the extended edition Blu-rays, I’d love to see an abridged version that cuts the trilogy into two movies.
Anyway, hit the jump to take a look at the ginormous The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies banner. The film stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Hugo Weaving, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Cate Blanchett. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies storms into theaters in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on December 17th.