Warner Bros pictures has confirmed that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will release its debut trailer on Wednesday, December 21 to show with The Adventures of Tintin. -- Nearly a full year before the first of the two-part epic hits theaters.
With Tintin being a project with which director, Peter Jackson is heavily involved as a producer, this cross-promotional strategy is hardly a surprise. (And, in all likelihood, will work.)
Descriptions of the trailer have already made the rounds on the blogosphere, but that hardly compares to the tingly fanboy feeling of seeing Middle Earth back on the big screen in all its epic glory.
The news, for what it's worth, also confirms that the word of the returning Elijah Wood, who made this claim nearly a month ago, is gold.