Director Peter Jackson is back, teasing us with the launch of the first trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. After witnessing the little Bilbo Baggins face off with the mighty and fearsome dragon Smaug, as well as snatching the famous ring of power from the sinister, yet haunted Gollum, Bilbo still has to fight fiercely to get back home to his beloved and peaceful Shire.

New images of the third installment of The Hobbit were presented in the latest Comic-Con convention in San Diego, the world’s epicenter of all things sci-fi and fantasy.

“One day, I’ll remember. Remember everything that happened. The good, the bad. Those who survived – and those that did not.” The trailer begins with these sad words, marking the mood for the film that will conclude the second trilogy from the universe created by J.R.R. Tolkien and painted on film by Peter Jackson. Fans of the series can look forward to an even greater dose of battles and action than in the previous two installments.

Once again, we will be following our favorite main heroes – the adventurous little hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), the wise wizard Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen) and the mountain dwarves led by the fearless Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage). Thorin certainly created unbelievable tension when he openly declared his lust for battle, with his chilling response “I will have war” and later adding the key phrase that intrigues and leaves us all wanting more “Will you follow me, one last time?”

The teaser allowed us to catch a glimpse of the big showdown that will take place on the edge of Erebor, the Lonely Mountan. A grand battle with the dark forest elves, dwarves, humans and great Eagles of Esgaroth against the menacing goblins and orcs.

Frist there was The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), followed by the magnificent The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and on the 17th of December of this year, the trilogy inspired by the Lord of the Rings, shall come to an end with the release of The Battle of the Five Armies.