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.
June 11, 2013 @ 2:48 pm The Hartford
These 2 minutes are already better than An Unexpected Journey! So Psyched!
June 11, 2013 @ 2:54 pm 180.proof
SMAUG and IMAX. The perfect combination.
June 11, 2013 @ 3:12 pm Random Guy
The lackluster CGI in the first film killed it for me, so while this looks marginally better, it’s still not to my level of expectation. Let’s hope there is still time to retouch the CGI here because I really want to like this!
June 11, 2013 @ 11:10 pm Plow
CGI will get better I’m sure, I’m concerned that the movie is going to be a colossal failure from the story telling point. Breaking the book up into three movies was a risky proposition.
June 11, 2013 @ 3:26 pm Chris Poland
Honestly, as much as I wanted to see Smaug, it was a better idea for them to have left him out of the trailer.
June 11, 2013 @ 9:26 pm sn0rt
He wasn’t very impressive was he…
June 11, 2013 @ 3:49 pm Castrate
Fantasterrific. I love these films.
June 11, 2013 @ 4:34 pm Phineus
So long as Dwarves are dominating the screen there is going to be a lot of riff raffing between them. I’m with you though, they didn’t strike a happy balance with it in AUJ.
June 11, 2013 @ 4:35 pm insidetheapplecore
It’s been a long time since I’ve read The Hobbit, but if memory serves me right Legolas wasn’t mentioned in it. Seems he is a focus character in this though …
June 11, 2013 @ 6:41 pm woodsnick
Legolas is a beloved character in LOTR, so they’re tying the storylines together.
June 11, 2013 @ 5:01 pm MonBeck
This is going to be epic.
June 11, 2013 @ 5:20 pm Shrekell
Oh good! I’m looking forward to this movie! :D
June 11, 2013 @ 6:10 pm Brit
Super-hyped for this!!!
June 11, 2013 @ 6:16 pm Dummy
Smaug is going to be so bad-ass. I want to see more
June 11, 2013 @ 7:35 pm Mike Murray
I don’t believe Peter Jackson can do any wrong with nay of these films.
June 11, 2013 @ 8:22 pm RESTART
Clear improvement over the first, just like Two Towers was a vast improvement over The Fellowship.
June 12, 2013 @ 9:34 am Bulldog
This trailer sucks.
June 12, 2013 @ 1:55 pm K-Productions
Looks unfinished and rushed out the door.
June 12, 2013 @ 7:51 pm Hop Scotch
Can’t hardly wait!