Entertainment Weekly has revealed the cover to their Comic-Con preview issue – with a new image of Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen as Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
The film, due for release this December, comprises the first half of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy tale which follows the journey of Bilbo, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Joining him on his journey are thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild, while along the way he will meet a creature that will change his life forever… Gollum.
“An Unexpected Journey” will be followed up by The Hobbit: There and Back Again on December 13, 2013.