The first official clip from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
shows Bilbo getting his sword, which glows whenever orcs or goblins are about. Bilbo is understandably less fond of wielding a sword, but it may come in handy. Sting, of course, is the sword that is later passed on to Frodo in the Lord of the Rings saga. The clip, which appeared online after being shown on Syfy, also shows Gandalf imparting some sage advice that sticks with Bilbo. Gollum may never know how lucky he is that the pair had this conversation.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey stars Martin Freeman
, Ian McKellen
, Christopher Lee
and Andy Serkis
among many others. It will be released in Europe on December 13th and North America on December 14th, so not long to wait now.