by Miryam Muller in ,

Just saw the release of a brand new trailer for the upcoming The Hobbit film and boy is it stunning looking. Peter Jackson and his team are back, expanding their original vision into an even larger epic. More than what I know through The Lord of the Rings, I’m not familiar with the exactitudes or the storyline of The Hobbit, but if this film will be anything like the LOTR trilogy they made, we should be in for a treat. The one big character I’m looking forward to seeing, who is absent from the trailer above, is Smaug, though he probably won’t show up until the very end of the first film or perhaps the second. Yes, you read that right, the single book has been expanded into three total films.

The first film comes out December 14 of this year, which is titled An Unexpected Journey, the second will be released December 13, 2013 (The Desolation of Smaug), and the final film July 18, 2014 (There and Back Again). It’s a whole lot of LoTR but I think that’s what the diehard fans want, LOTS of films. December can’t come soon enough.