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'Hobbit 3' spoilers reveal Thorin Oakenshield will remain alive for the film

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According to Ecumenical News on Friday, spoilers for Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" revealed certain plot points of the film. Reportedly, the film indicates it will follow J.R.R. Tolkien's book, however, Thorin Oakenshield will remain alive. Also, Smaug was referred to as a killing machine when making his attack upon Lake Town and that an epic battle will ensue as the worm leads the force of the enemy.

In previous films, "the enemy" is referred to generically as the main opposing set of orish foes, among other vile creatures. Though the true enemy would be Sauron, the creator of the "one ring." Also, Thorin is said to be the leader taking aim leading those to battle Smaug and also will display the skill and valor that will suit him in this remarkable story line.

Most significantly though, the "Hobbit 3" film will feature the return of Sauron. Also, the necromancer is said to take on the White Council in this film and if it is to follow the story line of the original book, he's likely to be defeated and that the film will run in a lesser amount of time than the previous movies.

For those who aren't familiar with the story that occurred near the end of the book, it actually entailed Thorin held up inside Lonely Mountain and the approaching armies of elves and humans had based their camps just underneath the mountain. The armies in which the movie was named, entailed of not only them, but orcs, eagles, goblins, and a host of others upon the destruction of Smaug. In the absence of the worm, there was a major power grab in occurrence.

Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" is scheduled to be released in theaters come Dec. 17.