First look at Elijah Wood in The Hobbit

A batch of new images from The Hobbit have cropped up online, including our first official look at Elijah Wood in costume as Frodo Baggins.

The redoubtable little Hobbit looks more or less exactly the same as he did in the LOTR series, even fresher faced if that’s possible. Lucky old Elijah, eh?

Elsewhere there are some new character images of Bilbo and Gandalf, but nothing too revelatory. Both of them look duly serious, as the nature of their quest demands.

Directed by Peter Jackson and co-starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis and a whole host more, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens in the UK on 14 December 2012.

Check out the new images below…