Many Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit fans have been anxious to see footage from the newly titled, Battle of Five Armies. The final film in The Hobbit trilogy is set to release on December 17, 2014 and many are getting anxious for some footage. I don’t blame them. While I’ve been pretty disappointed in the last couple films, I’m still crossing my fingers that this final movie can pull off something amazing.
Yesterday, Jackson took to his Facebook page to let fans know what’s going on with the trailer:
Thank you all for your responses to my posting about Lorri and Damien’s book. Of course, many of you asked about the Hobbit Trailer. So, yes – there will be a Hobbit Trailer. But like the previous two years, it’s not going to be released until around Oct. The complex VFX work required to produce the battle shots we’re all wanting to see are simply not far enough along yet.
However…yesterday I finished work on a Teaser Trailer and that has just been delivered to Warner Bros. So no doubt this Teaser Trailer will be making it’s way into the world sometime soon…
Sadly, that “soon” doesn’t come with a more specific release date, but it’s nice to know that the teaser trailer is finished and ready to be shown. With SDCC only a few weeks away, I would wager that it would drop sometime around then. I’ve been hearing it might land in the week leading up to the event, but then again WB might be holding onto it for debuting at the Con itself. We’ll just have to wait and see, but at least we know the wait won’t be long!