Variant Trailer for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

Last December, Warner Bros. released a trailer for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first of the prequel films for Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Now, an alternate trailer has been released, and while this is practically identical to the first trailer, there are three new brief bits of added footage:

1.) Bilbo’s reaction to Gandalf’s arrival (0:23)
2.) Bilbo hiding in a Mirkwood tree (1:57)
3.) Bilbo, Gandalf, and the dwarves running through the forest (1:59)

This trailer was so indistinguishable from the first trailer that it led to it being dubbed by some as “The Hobbit Trailer 1.1.”

Check it out and tell us what you think.

Here is the synopsis for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”:

Bilbo Baggins is swept into a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shape shifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever … Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities…

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is scheduled to open in theaters on December 14th. The film will star Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, Benedict Cumberbatch, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Evangeline Lily, Luke Evans, Christopher Lee, Stephen Fry, Lee Pace, Ian Holm, Aidan Turner, James Nesbitt, Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Graham McTavish, Barry Humphries, Sylvester McCoy, Billy Connolly, Dean O’Gorman, Ken Stott, Jed Brophy, Jeffrey Thomas, Stephen Hunter, John Callen, William Kircher, Peter Hambleton, Adam Brown, Mark Hadlow, Michael Mizrahi, Ryan Gage, Renee Cataldo, and Ray Henwood. Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Guillermo del Toro wrote the screenplay, which was adapted from the story by J.R.R. Tolkien. Peter Jackson directs.

Source:, movieweb