The first teaser trailer for The Desolation of Smaug, part two of Peter Jackson’s adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit, has arrived and we are getting our first look at the evil dragon “Smaug” being voiced and motion captured by Star Trek: Into Darkness’ Benedict Cumberbatch.
A big screen version of the Hobbit 2 trailer will screen before Man of Steel, which opens this Friday.
In the new ad we see new footage of There And Back Again stars Martin Freeman and Sir Ian McKellen, as well as original Lord of the Rings favourite Orlando Bloom, who will be reprising his role as Legolas. We also get glimpses of Tauriel, an elf warrior played by Evangeline Lilly, and, of course, Cumberbatch’s Smaug, which Jackson had been keeping under wraps.
The movie looks nice, but I do think Jackson is perhaps unnecessarily fattening up The Hobbit into three movies. But then again, I haven’t read the book. Let me know what you think in the comments.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be released December 13, 2013.