WATCH: ‘The Hobbit’ First Trailer

Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in 'The Hobbit'

Here it is! The first trailer for Peter Jackson’s sumptuous adaptation of JRR Tolkein’s The Hobbit, which, one year from now, we’ll have all seen in full. Set your calendars!

Two thoughts:

1: No wonder they were prepared to halt production while Martin Freeman went off to film the next three episodes of Sherlock. A more perfect Bilbo Baggins it’s impossible to imagine.

2: Sorry, I can’t remember the second thing, I’m still watching the trailer…

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.

He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.

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