The cliffhanger from "The Hobbit 2: Desolation of Smaug" that left everyone baffled inside cinemas will now have closure as the third and final installment of The Hobbit premieres in December.
'The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies' will first hit New Zealand theaters on December 11, United Kingdom on December 12, United States on December 17 and Australia on December 26.
Peter Jackson and his "The Hobbit" team will be joining the San Diego Comic-Con on July 26th and will be at the Warner Bros. panel at 10AM in Hall H.
The final trailer will be shown in October, but movie clips and teasers will be shown at the Comic-Con event.
Excitement intensified when the official synopsis of the movie was released.
"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," the official synopsis reads.
"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."
The epic fantasy adventure is directed by Peter Jackson, the genius behind "The Lord of the Rings" movie trilogy, which is also written by the same author that wrote The Hobbit series, J.R.R. Tolkien.
Back in April, Jackson retitled the last and final of the trilogy from "There and Back Again" to "The Battle of Five Armies" as he felt that the previous subtitle is redundant because "Bilbo has already arrived."
"There and Back Again felt like the right name for the second of a two films telling of the quest to reclaim Erebor, when Bilbo's arrival there, and departure, were both contained within the second film," wrote Jackson.
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies' cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch (Smaug), Martin Freeman (Bilbo), Ian McKellen (Gandalf), Christopher Lee (Saruman), Orlando Bloom (Legolas) and Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield).
The Hobbit 1 and 2 were both huge success in the worldwide box office and posted combined earnings of nearly $2 billion.