By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist October 17, 2012 at 11:42AM
While we've yet to see how Peter Jackson weaves Frodo Baggins into his "The Hobbit" trifecta, the first image of Elijah Wood returning to Middle Earth has emerged, and...it's pretty much just what you thought it would be.
Meanwhile, a few more new images from the movie have also dropped, and they aren't exactly revelatory per se, though as the most recent trailer showed us, even though this is the first chapter in a new trilogy, there will be plenty of spectacle on the screen rather than people just standing around. We hope. The tone of J.R.R. Tolkien's precursor to "The Lord Of The Rings" was always decidedly lighter, and Jackson seems to have captured that spirit, but hasn't left the fireworks behind either as the story will track the dwarves and Bilbo on their journey to defeat the dragon Smaug...who we won't really see until the second movie.
Coming at your eyeballs in 2D, 3D or 48fps, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" hits on December 14th. [via Collider]