‘The Hobbit’ debuts first full-length trailer – watch

Peter Jackson reveals an extended promo for his forthcoming epic

The first full-length trailer for The Hobbit has premiered today (September 19), scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch it.

The promo is two minutes and 19 seconds long and features an extended look at the band of 13 dwarves who accompany the film’s leading character Bilbo Baggins on his epic adventure.

In July, Jackson used his Facebook page to confirm that The Hobbit will be a trilogy of films rather than the previously announced two.

The first film is subtitled An Unexpected Journey and opens in cinemas on December 14 this year (2012). The second, The Desolation Of Smaug, will follow on December 13 2013, before the trilogy concludes with There And Back Again on July 18 2014.

The films star Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and promise an ensemble cast including Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett, Bret McKenzie, Orlando Bloom and Benedict Cumberbatch.