But look out behind you – ominous, billowing storm clouds!
Production on both films wrapped in New Zealand just last week.
Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom and Andy Serkis all reprise their roles from the original Lord of the Rings trilogy. Freeman’s Sherlock co-star, Benedict Cumberbatch, voices the villainous dragon Smaug.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hits Australian cinemas December 26, 2012. Part 2 - There and Back Again – debuts December 2013.