Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies
The part of the banner dedicated to the Battle of the Five ArmiesWarner Bros

A huge banner has been released for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies which lays out all the key sequences of Peter Jackson's epic.

Starting with Smaug attacking Laketown and ending with the titular battle, the banner shows off all the key characters as well, with Martin Freeman's Bilbo Baggins front and centre. The banner is reminiscent of the one released for 2012's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey prior to the decision to turn the then two-parter into a trilogy.

You can see the complete banner by clicking here....

An official synopsis for the film goes into further detail.

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 defenceless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honour 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.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Richard Armitage, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Cate Blanchett and many more than I'm willing to list. The film will be released on 12 December.