Cue haunting folk song overlay and solemn skyward glances — it’s time for the first trailer to Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies.

Warner Bros-MGM-New Line’s fantasy trilogy climax opens on December 17 through Warner Bros.

Martin Freeman stars alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen and a garrulous CGI dragon.