Hobbits, Trolls and Gollums in 42 New Pictures from ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’


Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Photo: Warner Bros. / MGM

Warner Bros. has just released a full gallery of new pictures from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey raising the total number of images in my gallery for the film has doubled to 84 pictures.

Of the 42 new pictures you get looks at Gollum, the dwarves, Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, Ian McKellen as Gandalf, Christopher Lee as Saruman, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, the dwarves, trolls, Hugo Weaving as Elrond and plenty more from Middle Earth.

I have added a select few from the new images to this post, but there is a lot more where that came from. To browse the full gallery click here, or you can just browse the eight I included here by clicking on the thumbnails below.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hits theaters on December 14 and follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), 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 (Ian McKellen), Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild (Richard Armitage). 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 (Andy Serkis).

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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