But a ot of that depends on the take Jackson and fellow writers are taking with the material.
Based of the teaser, I was expected a fairly series telling of the story in the exact same style as the previous LOTR films.
Now after the first trailer, I expect a much more humorous take of the tory, possible aimed at the full family. And if that really represents the films, I could see them not focusing on the history of said events.
I want some of the humor as the Hobbit is a lighter tale, but I really want the majority to be told in a manner very similar to LOTR.