We had heard that Hall H had been turned into a massive surround screen for The Hobbit, but now we understand precisely what people mean!
Even better, Warner Bros. used the panoramic montages that they created for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and the Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
Why? Because they also revealed the panoramic scroll for The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies and we can get a bit of a taste for six key scenes of the final film!
Just a warning, because these are screencaps from phone vid (see the Screenscrush video at the bottom), the sharpness is not the best. We’re certain that Warner Bros. will debut the real thing in a few days so if you’re after quality you might want to skip this for now.
Also, movie spoilers.
Panel 1. Bard and Smaug face off in Lake-town.
Panel 2. Galadriel reaches out to Gandalf in-extremis during the Battle of Dol Guldur. We think that is Elrond in the background.
Panel 3. Thorin and Bilbo in the throne hall among Smaug’s hoard. Are they looking for the Arkenstone? Their body positioning seems to indicate a rift.
Panel 4. Tauriel looks out over a vista seeking something, while Legolas watches from behind.
Panel 5. An elven army gathers or marches through the wilderness. Tents rise in the background below a smoke-blackened sky.
Panel 6. All armoured up, Thorin, Fili and Kili fight off what seem to be orcs, while Bilbo watches from the very top corner.