With Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy coming quickly down the pike, the big question has been exactly how they'll break the Lord of the Rings prequel novel up into three parts. Now it seems we might just know exactly where part one leaves off.
Some new pics have been released as part of a promo app for part one, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and some are speculating that one specific shot embedded in the app could be the final frame of the first installment.
The image shows a scene set a little over one-third into the book, with Bilbo, Gandalf and the dwarf gang confronted at a pass in the Misty Mountains. The photo's placement toward the end of the app has led many to speculate it's the closing shot.
Check out the pic below, which was also teased in the massive scroll of images promoting the film recently:
The folks at /Film have a great breakdown of the scene, and it does seem like a pretty good spot to wrap up the first film and leave viewers hanging (literally) to see what comes next.
Of course, even if this was meant to be the final scene of the first movie, things could've changed when the two-film project became a trilogy. Don't forget, Jackson still has to get us through The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: There and Back Again.
What do you think? Is this a good spot to wrap up the first film?