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Bilbo gets his hands on Sting

The first official clip has landed online from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, in which Bilbo first comes into possession of his famous sword, Sting.

You’ll recall it’s the same sword that Bilbo passes on to Frodo in the Lord Of The Rings saga, handily glowing blue whenever there are orcs or goblins in the vicinity.

Understandably, given that he is a retiring, mild-mannered fellow, Bilbo isn’t overly thrilled to be presented with such a blade. And yet, we’ve a feeling he’s going to need it.

Take a look below:



There’s some pleasing foreshadowing to Gandalf’s conversation with Frodo in the Mines of Moria going on here, as Gandalf imparts his wisdom on the virtue of sparing a life. Gollum certainly owes him a drink…

Directed by Peter Jackson and co-starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens in the UK on 13 December 2012.

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