The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is about one week away and if you’ve been on tenterhooks awaiting the arrival of the movie, these new stills will possibly make it that much harder for you.

Check out the stills below and write which one’s your favorite in the comments section below. I already know which picture is my favorite–the one of Thranduil, in all his gleaming ethereal splendor. Of course, any photo with Thranduil is my favorite.

If you love The Hobbit movieverse, then stay tuned for more articles about Bilbo’s fantastical world. Thranduil inspires me to write.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies comes to theaters Dec. 17.  Here’s more about the film.

Director: Peter Jackson

Writers: Screenplay by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson & Guillermo del Toro, Based on the Novel by J.R.R. Tolkien

Producers: Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson

Executive Producers: Alan Horn, Toby Emmerich, Ken Kamins, Carolyn Blackwood

Cast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Billy Connolly, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Aidan Turner, Dean O’Gorman, Graham McTavish, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage.   Also Starring Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom, Mikael Persbrandt, Sylvester McCoy, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, William Kircher, Stephen Hunter, Adam Brown, John Bell, Manu Bennett, John Tui.

Fantasy Adventure.  “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) 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 (Ian McKellen), 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.

This film has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images.

Screencap of Thranduil (Lee Pace) from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies trailer

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By Monique