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Somber Trailer for 'The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies' Arrives (Video)

Martin Freeman's Bilbo Baggins promises to remember "those that survived — and those that did not" in the first teaser for the final installment in Peter Jackson's fantasy trilogy.

The end is nigh for Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, with the first trailer for the final film in the sequence — The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies — being released online following its debut at San Diego Comic-Con.

The trailer — almost without dialogue beyond an opening speech from Martin Freeman’s Bilbo Baggins in which he promises to remember “everything that happened: the good, the bad, those that survived — and those that did not” — features many familiar faces from the trilogy to date, including Evangeline Lilly, Richard Armitage and Orlando Bloom amid scenes of battle on a truly epic scale, as befits the fantasy series.

The Battle of the Five Armies will be released in theaters on Dec. 17.