First Official Photo from ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Teases Smaug’s Treaure

Bilbo Baggins is seen atop an immense pile of gold treasure in this image from the second movie in director Peter Jackson’s prequel trilogy.

Yesterday, we showed you the first photo from The Hobbit: There and Back Again, the last movie in director Peter Jackson's Middle Earth trilogy. Today, we have our first look at the second movie, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, arriving in theaters next December. Martin Freeman is seen as Bilbo Baggins, sitting atop of massive pile of gold coins. However, he looks rather distraught, which means the powerful dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) is probably in the vicinity. Take a look at this image, then read on to see what screenwriter-producer Philippa Boyens had to say about Smaug.

The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug Photo

Smaug plays a rather important part in this trilogy, as the fire-breathing obstacle Bilbo and his company must overcome to reclaim the dwarves homeland. Philippa Boyens teased that there is a major battle in the final movie, The Hobbit: There and Back Again.

"The dragon is a huge, wonderful, amazing part of the story, but it doesn't end there. Everyone can suspect there's a rather large battle in film three."

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was released December 13th, 2013 and stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter. The film is directed by Peter Jackson.

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Comments (8)

  1. ROFLitschristian

    Cool. Can't wait to see Smaug in action!

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  2. Ghostman

    Look at all that gold!

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  3. the Narrator

    There had better be a sh*t ton of gold and treasure. The books were very clear about how much damn wealth was in that place, and I'd hate to be disappointed (here's looking at you National Treasure: 2 and Pirates of the Caribbean).

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  4. Gandalf05


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  5. zeus

    Nice one, run bilbo, run!!

    2 years agoby @zeusFlag

  6. the MovieGhost

    "Everyone can suspect there's a rather large battle in film three." Well... duh, "The Battle of Five Armies".

    2 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  7. Diaigma

    I'll take some of that ... :P

    2 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

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