Andy Serkis, who is reprising his role as Gollum in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit films – in addition to serving as Second Unit Director – recently revealed to IGN.com that the highly-anticipated first trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released soon.
"There will be a trailer fairly soon, actually. Around Christmas time, I believe... It's just around the corner."
"It's quite fascinating,” he says of returning to Middle-earth. “I'm having a ball. It's a huge operation, really. We're on the road at the moment, at various different locations on South Island in New Zealand. There are some truly remarkable landscapes that we're filming in. It's just stunning."
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is slated for release on December 14, 2012, with The Hobbit: There and Back Again following on December 13, 2013.