‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Full Photo Gallery Released

With two and a half weeks left until “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” hits theaters, Warner Bros. is pulling out all the promotional stops for what is looking to be another massive trilogy for the studio. A lucky few (well, technically more than a few) attended “The Hobbit” premiere in New Zealand on Wednesday, and the rest of us out there who won’t be watching the movie early will have to settle for a whole heck of a lot of images from the film.

At least we’re talking about a really, really lot of photos here. You can check them out in all their glory over at SuperHeroHype, but be prepared to dedicate at least a half an hour poring over their eight page image gallery. This is the entire image gallery released for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”

Included are both official and behind-the-scenes images as well as posters for the film. The pictures chronicle the beginning of Bilbo Baggins’ adventure with the dwarves and Gandalf, as well as the side storylines involving Gandalf, Galadriel and Elrond. Yes, there are even some trolls thrown in there.

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is due in theaters on December 14. It follows the adventures of Bilbo Baggins as he travels with a group of dwarves who seek to win back their mountain from the dragon Smaug. It will be followed by “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” on December 13, 2013 and “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” on July 18, 2014.

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