7:32pm PT by Ryan Gajewski
All Is Lost in New 'The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies' Posters
Weaponry is getting unsheathed in the new promotional artwork for the final Hobbit film.
The two The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies posters, shared on the film's Twitter page, each focus on a main character from the film trilogy.
In one poster, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) points a sword in front of him as the world gets destroyed. At the top reads the film's tagline: "The defining chapter."
The other image shows a close-up of Gandalf (Ian McKellan) as he appears devastated. Clearly, these are not happy-go-lucky times.
The forthcoming film centers on Bilbo and his pals doing battle with Smaug to prevent the destruction of Middle-Earth. Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom and many others co-star in director Peter Jackson's film.
Warner Bros. releases the film on Dec. 17. Last year's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug grossed $958 million worldwide.
The two posters can be seen below.