Read the official synopsis for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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The final installement of The Hobbit movie trilogy will release this year from the man who has directed all the Lord of the Rings films, Peter Jackson. Take a look at the official synopsis of the film to see how they have expanded the story.

With Warner Bros releasing the official synopsis just two weeks before San Diego Comic Con, you have to wonder if that means the first footage will be shown during a Hall H panel. The studio does have a panel scheduled the morning of the 26th and have already said that Jackson will be there to talk The Hobbit, so I’m saying footage will be shown.

In the mean time read the official synopsis now:

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.
Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain.
As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.
The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies features Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, vangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, with Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, and Orlando Bloom.
The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies arrives December 17th, 2014.

via The One Ring