Tara Fowler
September 19, 2012 AT 03:18 PM EDT

A new trailer for the first installment of Peter Jackson’s trio of films based on The Hobbit has hit the web.

The action-packed clip gives us an extended look at the famous battle with the trolls. In addition, we get a peek at Gollum’s (Andy Serkis) game of riddles with Bilbo (Martin Freeman), and Gandalf almost tumbles to his death. But what’s most telling is Radagast the Brown’s (Doctor Who‘s Sylvester McCoy) chilling declaration. “A dark power has found a way back into the world,” he says.


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens in theaters on Dec. 14. Happy early Hobbit Day to all!

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