Middle Earth is rejoicing with the debut of the first look at Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” prequel, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”
The trailer, which made its debut on Tuesday night, reunites many familiar faces from the Oscar-winning trilogy including Gandalf (Ian McKellen), Frodo (Elijah Wood), Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) and even Gollum (Andy Serkis).
A younger version of Bilbo Baggins is being played by British actor Martin Freeman, best known for his role on the British version of “The Office.”
Fans will have to wait a little bit longer before they see Legolas (Orlando Bloom), Elrond (Hugo Weaving) and Saruman (Christopher Lee).
A slew of new characters, including a gaggle of dwarves are seen in the trailer along with the pivotal character, Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage).
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” debuts in theaters on December 14, 2012, followed by “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” in 2013.
Check out the trailer, HERE!