A few weeks ago Andy Serkis said the first trailer for The Hobbit was “just around the corner”, leading to speculation Warner Bros. could attach it to their Sherlock Holmes sequel opening on December 16th, or Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin which is produced by Peter Jackson and stars Serkis himself.
Now Elijah Wood, who will be reprising his role of Frodo Baggins in the films, has said we can expect to get our first look at The Hobbit when Tintin opens in the US on December 21.
From Digital Spy:
“I have not seen it. I have spoken to people about the trailer, I have a sense of what’s going to be in it, he told Digital Spy. “I think it’s going to be in front of Tintin when it’s released in the States.”
Wood admitted that returning to New Zealand to work on the JRR Tolkien adaptation was like “a family reunion”.
“So many of the crew and some of the cast who were working on Lord of the Rings are working on The Hobbit as well,” he commented. “In a way it feels like stepping back in time, some of the same people are there on set. It was kind of emotional, I didn’t really anticipate that.”
The first trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows featured footage from both parts, so Warner Bros. may follow a similar tactic with The Hobbit. In fact, New Line released a ‘trilogy teaser’ for The Lord of the Rings 10 years ago so the inclusion of footage from both An Unexpected Journey and There and Back Again seems likely.
Here’s The Lord of the Rings teaser for old time’s sake.