As promised, Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second installment of director Peter Jackson's pre-Lord of the Rings trilogy. Martin Freeman is back as Bilbo Baggins, having escaped with the rest of his party from the treacherous Misty Mountains. We also get a few additions to the cast, with Evangeline Lilly portraying the elf Tauriel, and Benedict Cumberbatch voicing the dragon Smaug. Take a look at the first footage from this highly-anticipated Middle Earth adventure, debuting in 2D and 3D theaters nationwide on December 13. We also have the international trailer, which is slightly different from the stateside version.
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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