As promised earlier this week, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey released a new teaser today that seems to highlight the humorous side of the upcoming fantasy adaptation.
This comes in light of ‘Tolkien Week’, a weeklong celebration of The Hobbit‘s 75th anniversary. Peter Jackson, in all likelihood the biggest of Tolkien nerds, announced Monday that this “special content” would be available for die-hard fans today. He did not disappoint.
The new teaser for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey includes footage of Sir Ian McKellen as Gandalf, Martin Freeman‘s hinted performance as Bilbo, two centering on the dwarves and how they will be portrayed – Jackson only granted audiences Gimli in the Lord of the Rings trilogy – and one reuniting fans with Gollum, played by the one and only Andy Serkis.
The new teaser seems to suggest that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will rely more on humor than action, seeing as the novelization was significantly more lighthearted than its successors in Lord of the Rings.
This is a good, no, great thing. It shows that Peter Jackson is attempting to capture the overall feel of the book itself and really putting an effort into translating The Hobbit onto the big screen. As many already know, it’s an altogether different story than Lord of the Rings, and it’s good to see Jackson at least trying to distance himself from that association (which is impossible).
In any case, enjoy the blended teaser for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey below.