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*It’s the last chance for Tolkienist and Ringers to see Middle-earth on the big screen.

After a 16 year journey, the third and final installment in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic novel, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” hits theaters December 17th.

EUR On The Scene at the fantasy adventure films L.A. premiere and talked to cast members Graham McTavish, William Kircher, Stephen Hunter, and Dean O’Gorman.

EUR: What kind of training is required for this kind of film?

Graham McTavish: When they told me I got the part, the first person I called was my wife and the second person I called was a personal trainer because I knew it was going to be a tough few years. You needed to be in shape for this film! incredible!

William KircherWilliam Kircher: Training was intense! Within a week of getting the contract, they called me and said you have to go to the gym and have the best personal trainer in town.

Stephen HunterStephen Hunter: I know some moves…I could waste this guy (points to the guy standing to the left of him) just like that! We trained for eight weeks in fight training , fitness training, movement training, and weapons training, it was so much fun! Getting paid to do this stuff is every kid’s dream!

EUR: How does it feel like to be a part of “The Hobbit” trilogy?

Graham McTavish: It’s a dream come true for me! I went to all of “The Lord of the Rings” films when they first came out , to be here on the other side is

Dean O'GormanDean O’Gorman: I have this warm glow when I think back on filming. I think of Stephen Hunter in a barrel or Aidan Turner and Martin Freeman being naught on set…there are a lot of great memories!

William Kircher: I’m very excited for the film! I’m looking forward to watching the movie and the party!

For “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” tickets and show times go to thehobbit.com.