The summer is moving fast, which means with every passing blockbuster we need to see what is in store for the fall/holiday season. There have been plenty of trailers showcasing movie that will scene this Christmas (I cannot tell you how many times I have seen the trailer to Annie). However, of all of the fall movies getting previews, there seems to be one blockbuster missing. You might know it. It is a little film called The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies.
The film is the third chapter in the Hobbit trilogy as it concludes the story of Bilbo Baggins and his famous adventure. Yesterday, Onering,net (which inspired this story) up brought the point that the Battle of Five Armies has yet to see any publicity; most notably a trailer. This might be concerning to some seeing that the first trailer to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hit the web around this time last year. So many can not help but think just where is the trailer to The Battle of Five Armies? At this point the appropriate question is not where but when. While there are a few possibilities of when we might see this impending trailer, here are three options to consider. While these theories are just that, theories, they be able to give a clue of when we can get our first taste of The Battle of Five Armies.
Tammy or Into The Storm
From now to the end of the summer, there are two films from WB that have a possibility having the trailer attached to them: Tammy and Into The Storm. Originally there were three, but with Jupiter Ascending being pushed to 2015, that is no longer the case (and that film had the highest chance of having the trailer attach to it). Be that as it may, we now have two choices; so which of these movies have a better chance of the having the preview to The Battle of Five Armies? If the trailer were to appear on one of these films, but best choice would be Into The Storm. Tammy may be product of both Warner Bros. and New Line Cinemas, but the movie is a comedy. Having the trailer with this upcoming film would make very little sense. Into the Storm on the other hand has a one deciding factor that would give the appearance of this trailer relevance: Richard Armitage. Armitage (who plays Thorin Oakenshield) will be battling the elements come this August. What better thing to see before Richard Armitage deals with tornadoes is the star's next major film. So while Tammy would give us the preview sooner, Into The Storm would make more sense. That is if either film has the trailer attached to them.
If you are going to premiere an anticipated trailer, why not do it at a major event? Another possibility for the release of this trailer would be to show off at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. Last year, The Hobbit failed to make an appearance due to production. Perhaps this year will be different and the trailer can premiere in front of the panel ( and hit the web afterwards). Having the trailer at Comic-Con could be a great thing to advertise while just being a good business move. If WB wants to get the first trailer out by this summer, and get plenty of people to see it, then having the preview premiere at this year's Comic-Con would make perfect sense.
Releasing it in Fall
Some may shutter at this thought, but it could be possible that the trailer to The Battle of Five Armies will not be released until the fall. Many would find this intolerable, but it could be possible. Why? Whine the clocks back to 2003. Prior to the release The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, the film only had one trailer. Not only did the movie have one trailer, but it was released in the fall of that year. Perhaps WB and New Line Cinemas are doing the same thing with the final chapter of The Hobbit trilogy. Maybe they and the filmmakers want to have the trailer closer to the film's release in order to reflect this trilogy's predecessor. Before you retaliate, remember this is just a suggestion.
These suggestions are only speculation. Perhaps the trailer will come out next month, or it could come out next week. Until more details are revealed, it is anyone's guess. However when the preview does show up, you can be sure that many fans and moviegoers will be thrilled to see the trailer for the final chapter in the Hobbit trilogy. Still, the sooner it comes out, the better.
When do you think the trailer will hit? Feel free to speculate in the comment section. The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies hits theaters on December 17th.
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