Let’s go back to Middle Earth, one last time. With the release of this new poster for ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,’ Warner Brothers is reminding us that this will be our last journey to Tolkien’s enchanting world. And with a tagline like “The Defining Chapter,” they are clearly positing that this will be the one to tie everything together, and bring the ‘Hobbit’ trilogy to an epic conclusion.

Plus, Warner Brothers is also offering fans a chance to vote on which character poster they’ll release next, which can be seen on ‘The Hobbit’ twitter feed:

And for anyone who has not read ‘The Hobbit’ yet and/or has no idea what is going on in the world of Middle Earth, below is the official synopsis released for the film:

“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.”

And that is why the tagline is “The Defining Chapter.” This will not be as lighthearted as the other films. It will have a lot of dark moments and action scenes, and with everything occurring involving Sauron, ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ will definitely set the stage for the original ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. Hopefully it will live up to all the hype when it opens on December 17th.

Source: Collider