In anticipation of its December 13 release, Warner Bros. has released a series of new character posters (via Facebook) for "The Hobbit: There and Back Again," the second part of Peter Jackson's fantasy trilogy starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Richard Armitage and Lee Pace. Check out all seven in the gallery below.

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.