November 7, 2012


Two new TV spots for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey have been released.  One spot is for the U.S. and another is for the U.K., but both remind fans that advanced tickets for the first entry in director Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy are on sale now.  We get a few bits of new footage in the shorter U.S. spot, but it doesn’t look like there’s anything new on display in the minute-long U.K. spot.  Nevertheless, Middle Earth!

Hit the jump to watch the TV spots, and if you missed Steve’s extensive set visit coverage be sure to check out 65 things to know and his interviews with Peter JacksonIan McKellanMartin FreemanRichard Armitage, and Weta Workshop’s Richard TaylorThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens in 3D on December 14th.

Here’s the synopsis for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey:

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever… Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities… A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.


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