Here’s a high-resolution version of the international poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Just click the image below to get the largest version.

It’s actually quite reminiscent a couple of examples of poster art used to promote The Two Towers.

Some idle observations (highlight below to read them) that may or may not have significance:

  • Gandalf has his old staff, but not Glamdring.
  • Bard is holding the sword of Girion.
  • Thorin looks oddly similar Viggo Mortensen during The Towers Towers Helm’s Deep sequence.
  • None of the other White Council members are featured.
  • All three of the key Mirkwood elves are there.
  • The lower panorama pits the key dwarves of the Company against secondary Gundabad Orcs. Azog is at the far left beside the large troll.
  • Apart from the solitary dwarf (who I am pretty isn’t Dain) trailing Thorin and Co, the support lined up on the right seems to be solely elves of Mirkwood.
  • Azog definitely has a sword strapped to his right arm in place of the hook/claw. I can’t believe I missed that in the banners we posted the other week — it’s so obvious in retrospect. What on Middle-earth is going on there?