Watch ‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’ Trailer Here

You shall not pass without watching this trailer.

Comic-Con might be over, but the trailers have only just begun.

At least that’s true in the case of “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” which dropped its first official trailer on Monday (July 28) instead of during the Warner Bros. panel at Hall H.

We forgive the Hobbitses, thought — with its jaw-dropping imagery and the callback song (“Edge of Night”) from Pippin in “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King,” this footage was well worth the wait:

Basically, what we see here is that things are far from over after Bilbo (Martin Freeman), Gandalf (Ian McKellan) and co. attempted to defeat Smaug in the trilogy’s second installment last year. An army of Wargs and Goblins surprise them, meaning that the humans, Dwarves, and Elves (and a wizard, and a Hobbit) must band together to defeat their common enemy.

Also, count on some One Ring, Saruman, and Orc action to hit Middle Earth by the end of the movie, setting us down the cinematic path we took over a decade ago with the original “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” hits theaters on December 17.