Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first tease for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the 2nd installment in the Hobbit film adaptation trilogy. Picking up where “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” left off, the film continues the epic adventure involving the Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, the Dwarf, Thorin Oakenshield and his 12 clansmen and the great Wizard Gandalf as they seek to unseat the dragon Smaug and reclaim the lost Kingdom of Erebor. From the trailer, it seems clear this installment is sure to please fans of the novel more as the silliness which plagued the first has been set aside for stronger drama and adventure and it has the ultimate inclusion of the thing that everyone has been waiting for: A taste of the dragon itself. Also with a larger role in this chapter is fan favorite, Legolas (Orlando Bloom). It’s a definite must watch!
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug stars Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Hugo Weaving, Christopher Lee, Billy Connolly, Evangeline Lilly, Richard Armitage, John Bell, Luke Evans and Stephen Fry.
The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece “The Hobbit”, by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventures of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will impress US and UK theaters on December 13, 2013.