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The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, the final film in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy, doesn't arrive in theaters until Dec. 17, but you can get a sneak peek at the first teaser trailer right now.

USA TODAY's Brian Truitt previewed the movie last week ahead of Comic-Con. He wrote that fans should get ready for "huge clashes and heart-wrenching losses":

"People tend to forget what happens at the end of The Hobbit," says screenwriter/producer Philippa Boyens. "They think of this little children's book. The rest of the story needs to be told, and it's pretty intense stuff."

Check out the trailer:

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