ByNicholas Staniforth, writer at Creators.co
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Nicholas Staniforth

They said it couldn’t be done. They said the epic-icity levels of every poster you’ve seen so far couldn’t be topped. Turns out whoever 'they' are was wrong, as the new banner for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has arrived and it’s a thing of troll-focussed beauty.

“I got this."
“I got this."

Continuing to show just how much danger our friends from Middle-Earth will be in, the new banner shows Thorin fending off the forces of darkness that are keen to get inside the mountain, now that Smaug has flown the cavernous coop. Naturally being the leader of the dwarves Thorin's totally in control of it, Kili on the other hand looks slightly unsure about the whole thing.

“Yeah, I should’ve stayed in Lake-town."
“Yeah, I should’ve stayed in Lake-town."

In the final chapter of the story that everyone swore blind could’ve been done in two films, Battle of the Five Armies sees Bilbo’s journey come to its dramatic conclusion as Smaug gets desolated, and creatures from all the corners of Middle-Earth fight for what remains inside the Misty Mountain. Above all the threats that are heading Thorin’s way, the biggest threat are the dark forces sent by Sauron, who will be a struggle now but most certainly cause a pain in the ring in a few hundred years or so.

Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Orlando Bloom, John Bell, Manu Bennett, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Billy Connolly, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Lawrence Makoare, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Dean O'Gorman, Mikael Persbrandt, Aidan Turner are all in for the final battle which will kick off in cinemas December 17.

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