The first trailer for the final instalment of The Hobbit trilogy has finally been released.

Giving us our a glimpse of Smaug’s wrath, Thorin’s arrogance and the general epic scale of Peter Jackson’s take on Middle-earth, the teaser is played out along to Pippin’s Song (Edge of Night) from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – a neat little touch that connects the two trilogies.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is due for release in the UK on 12 December 2014.

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