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Published On: Mon, Oct 6th, 2014

Peter Jackson says ‘Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ will have expanded story

In issue 225 of Total Film magazine, Peter Jackson updates fans on the conclusion of his Hobbit triology: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies.

seven-new-character-posters-for-the-hobbit-the-desolation-of-smaug bard the bowmanJackson talks about his expansion of the universe, developing the story with certain characters and make it epic in scope.

‘We’re developing more story with the elves and with Gandalf,” the LOTR director revealed. “We’re developing the character of Bard the Bowman [Luke Evans]. We’re able to expand what was there, bring in a little bit extra to the mythology and open it up a bit.”

Jackson promises a ton of action, but wants some special character moments. “What we’re trying to do is have a lot of that conflict and resolution happen during the course of the battle, so it doesn’t just become all action.

“There’s still a plot with the characters to follow, even though they’re surrounded by fighting trolls and orcs and things.”

The film stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Hugo Weaving, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Cate Blanchett.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies storms into theaters in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on December 17th.

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Here’s the official synopsis for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies:

“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.

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