The final film in the Hobbit trilogy—and, of course, as the prequels to the Lord of the Rings films—is brought to an epic conclusion as Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the Company of Dwarves have reclaimed the vast wealth of their homeland. Now they must face the consequences of having unleashed the terrifying Dragon, Smaug, upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town. Sauron, the Dark Lord, 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.

Mega Tolkien fan, Stephen Colbert, introduced the trailer at the still-legendary panel. He went so far in his role as moderator by even dressing the part in full Hobbit costume.

The six films in the Hobbit/Lord of the Rings universe combined "ring" in (see what we did there?) at over a whopping 20 hours total. With that in mind, maybe invite some friends over for a The Hobbit: Battle of the Six Movies marathon. While you're catching up with your old friends Bilbo, Frodo and Gandalf, be sure to take some water and stretch breaks and check back here all next week as we cover Comic-Con International: San Diego 2017. We'll be sharing all the best tweets, Facebook Live events, Instagram posts and of course trailer debuts as they happen. 

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