By Empress Eve
Saturday, January 14th, 2012 at 4:00 pm
In exactly 11 months from today, Peter Jackson’s highly anticipated first installment of The Hobbit will arrive in theaters. Jackson has been releasing production video diaries; the first trailer, which introduces the dwarves, debuted last month, and we’ve gotten several stills from the film to satisfy our craving for more Hobbit
Now, Hero Complex was a new image from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey of Martin Freeman as the hobbit Bilbo Baggins — and he’s not just frolicking through the Shire like he was in the photo. No, this time, he down and dirty and wielding Sting, a long knife Bilbo is able to use as a sword that glows with a blue light when Orcs are near.
In the Lord of the Rings films, which take place after the events of The Hobbit, Bilbo gives Sting to his nephew Frodo Baggins in the first movie (The Fellowship of the Ring) and Frodo then uses it throughout the LoTR trilogy.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey arrives in theaters on December 14, 2012, with its sequel, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, slated for December 13, 2013.
[Source: Hero Complex | Image credit: Mark Pokorny/Warner Bros.]