Bilbo steps up in first clip from The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

A first clip has arrived online from The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, in which Thranduil is urged by Gandalf to send word to Thorin of an imminent threat.

However, it seems that Thranduil is unwilling to risk the lives of his kin to assist the dwarves, and so it falls to the diminutive Bilbo to save the day.

It’s a pleasingly stirring little scene, with Martin Freeman perfectly portraying Bilbo’s quiet courage as he steps up to the plate just when it really counts…

Take a look at the new clip, below…