The Hobbit gets a vast new banner

Including our first glimpse of Beorn

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journeyhas released a huge new banner which looks as though it should appear on a curled-up piece of parchment rather than your common or garden billboard!

A tableaux of various scenes from the film, the new banner gives us a good impression of some of the trials and tribulations Bilbo and the company of dwarves will encounter on their journey, including the trolls' camp, Gollum's cave and a burning forest full of wolves.

There's also a first look at the character of Beorn, a shapeshifter who grants the company shelter during their journey through Mirkwood. You can spot him conversing with Gandalf in his typical form of a sizeable black bear.

There's rather a lot to take in, but the sheer size and scale of this latest banner does a good job of evoking the epic feel of Peter Jackson's Middle-earth filmmaking. From the looks of things, it should more than live up to the existing trilogy.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will open in the UK on 14 December 2012. In the meantime, you can squint at the new banner below, or head over to EW to see a bigger version.

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What do you think of the new banner? Tell us, below!


    • FBJRider

      Jul 10th 2012, 7:35

      I thought it was out on the 13th?

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    • SiMan

      Jul 10th 2012, 10:06

      Wow, now that is an impressive banner. Love the bit with Gandalf leading the troupe and they're all silhouetted against the moon

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    • timbatman

      Jul 10th 2012, 10:55

      Argh this is so exciting. Me and my friends watched the extended trilogy on Sunday; 11+ hours of pure magic; I've even almost made peace with the tacky pantomime part where they all come into the bedroom one at a time to see Frodo. Cannot wait for the Hobbit (though not particularly looking forward to all the spiders) and this banner is brilliant.

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    • willow138

      Jul 10th 2012, 11:51

      i cant get over the detail it goes into. absolutely stunning . another win for jackson!

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