The first trailer for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has hit the Internet after making its premiere at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend, and the final film in the series looks action-packed, and grim.

Martin Freeman’s Bilbo Baggins is shown bracing himself for war, proclaiming, "One day I’ll remember, remember everything that happened here: the good the bad, those who survived and those who did not."

Lee Pace abd Cate Blanchett

Many Hobbit cast members came out to promote the film at San Diego Comic-Con including Lee Pace and Cate Blanchett seen here at the festival on July 26, 2014. (Robyn beck/AFP/Getty Images)

The preview, which declares the movie to be the "the defining chapter of the Middle-Earth saga," shows an elfin Cate Blanchett kissing a fallen Gandalf (Ian MacKellen).

Other familiar faces from the Tolkien-inspired epic are back, including Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Richard Ameritage and Lee Pace.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies arrives in theatres on Dec. 17.