The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies Will Have a 45 Minute Long Battle

As the release of the last Hobbit film, and most likely the last installment of the Middle-earth franchise for a while, draws near, we have seen some expansion in marketing but not much. We have a teaser trailer and some posters but nothing much other than that, and the film comes out in two months. Expect the marketing to pick up with a full trailer to come out in the next couple weeks.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, director Peter Jackson gave a little insight into the film. He confirmed the length of the titular battle, the Battle of Five Armies, will be in fact 45 minutes.

45 minutes is a long time for a battle, but it makes a lot of sense. Being that the name of this last film is The Battle of Five Armies, any shorter would have made the title a bit irrelevant. Plus, this will be the battle that ends The Hobbit trilogy and sets in motion what will happen 60 years down the line in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. This battle is not just the climax of the movie, but the climax of a trilogy and the climax of a franchise. A lot rides on this battle and 45 minutes seems like an appropriate amount of time.

Of course, the run time will likely be around two and a half hours, so there will be plenty of time to set up stuff and develop characters before and after the 45 minute battle. As Jackson has said this is his favorite Hobbit film, I think it will be very balanced between the emotion and depth as well as the violence and action.

Entertainment Weekly also released this concept art of the battle, showing us just how epic it will actually be.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies? Are you glad the battle will be 45 minutes? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

Written by: Nate
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