Well now we know how Tauriel dies, thanks spoilerific trailer! Sweet trailer though, cant wait!
Am I the only one who thinks it looked like Thranduil cuts her throat with his sword? LOL Watch closely again.
Tauriel has an arrow in his face, fully drawn string, and he just breaks the arrow into pieces with his sword. Frame grabs show the broken pieces clearly.
Frame by frame over-analysis also shows 3 unique elves that are duplicated via CG countless times.
Very odd. Three is a tiny number. At least do 20. They can swap faces on barely animated faces easily. Three is a weird decision. There are live elves and CG. The 3 live elves got in costume in front of a green screen, and then footage was duplicated to form a line. Rinse, repeat.
That's a very acceptable technique and makes the most sense, but using 3 actors is weird. Just a few more would make it not look like the Elven attack of the clones.
Dol Goldur has so much potential for breathtaking imagery. The intimate setting, the big bosses of ME all in one place, the stakes... Wow. I am looking forward to Dol Goldur more than the Battle5. I dearly hope it isn't cut too short or mostly wastes time with Orcs flipflopping everywhere Wilhelm scream stuff. The Nine and Sauron shouldn't be a brief climax after boring Orc growling.
Most importantly - Saruman absolutely should allowed to show his 100% uncorrupted self. Audiences don't know that side of him.
"Leave Sauron to ME!" This line should be spoken by a Saruman pure of heart and he should battle Sauron so grandly and beautifully that the tragic future we already know he will have, will add a deep level of bittersweet to the end of the battle. The Palantir is there, so natuarlly we know he will take it. But this should be after his final act of pure goodwill. Just a quick hint at the future. He isn't taking it because he made a deal with Sauron during their fight.
Apparently even Galadriel is getting beat up. Saruman maybe arrives later? Thus the following:
Saruman should brandish the 3 good rings of power on his own Infinity Gauntlet.
My guess from the quick trailer cuts, Galadriel finding Gandalf on the ground - this is at the beginning before the big fight commences. Gandalf has just been freed from his cage and is very weak, beaten. Galadriel rushes to him. After this, the real action starts. Help arrives. Gandalf gets eagled away to Battle5 before the main Dol Goldur fight.
That's why he isn't on the ground in the following scene. He might fight some though because "The Power of the Three". His ring is involved.