‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ First Footage Revealed!

The pair investigates the abandoned Dol Goldur crypt in this look at Peter Jackson’s upcoming sequel, in theaters this December.

On Sunday, Peter Jackson held a live Q&A for the Blu-ray release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, where he revealed a 2-minute clip from the upcoming adventure The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, in theaters this December. The scene finds Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and Radagast the Brown (Sylvester McCoy) heading to the dreaded High Fells, hoping to solve the mystery of the poisonous Morgul-blade, which was used in an attack against Radagast in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. They seek out the abandoned Dol Goldur crypt, to find that it was previous opened from the inside. Watch the clip, and then continue reading for Peter Jackson's take on this important moment from the upcoming sequel.

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Peter Jackson had this to say when introducing the first scene from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

"It's part of the appendices that J.R.R. Tolkien wrote, and it's part of the expansion of 'The Hobbit' that we're doing. It's not in the actual 'Hobbit' book itself, but it is building on the storyline of the Necromancer and Dol Guldur, which we just talked about. If you remember Galadriel in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, she was commenting on the Morgul-blade that Radagast had recovered from Dol Guldur, and she talks about it belonging to the King of Angmar, who was buried in the High Fells, which are a mountainous range...So in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Gandalf goes to the High Fells to investigate how this blade may have got out into the world. The High Fells are the tombs where the nine [Nazgul, a.k.a. Ringwraiths] are buried."

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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  1. Gandalf05

    Abia astept sa vad filmul

    2 years agoby @gandalf05Flag

  2. Cheetoboy

    Man, I just can't wait to see what Smaug will look like, I'm hoping he'll turn out to be the most badass Dragon in cinema history.

    2 years agoby @cheetoboyFlag

  3. Thomas Clarke (Kiion)

    This film already looks great, Hopefully Radagast is given more screen time without resulting in the need to only appear like a poor father christmas. I have high hopes for this film :D

    2 years agoby @thomasclarkeFlag

  4. the Narrator

    It's nice to see Jackson and company can still bring the chills.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  5. Justin Lomas

    I was hoping to see more Radagast :D

    2 years agoby @justin-lomasFlag

  6. ROFLitschristian

    An Unexpected Journey was good. This will outstanding!

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  7. Titon

    I want to see the film already!

    2 years agoby @TitonFlag

  8. Brizzy

    F*ck me, this really feels amazing.

    2 years agoby @BrizzyFlag

  9. the MovieGhost

    I was wondering what'd happened with this footage. We see this as well as Gandalf swingin' staffs against some dark wizard-lookin' thing in AUJ's trailer and it never showed up.

    Looks good.

    2 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  10. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Assuming he doesn't get lost again

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  11. T. King (Red Camera Man)

    Oh, yeah! It feels like Gandalf is wandering around Moria again from "FOTR!" :-)

    2 years agoby @redcameramanFlag

  12. Brian

    @Dumbumm That's awesome.

    2 years agoby @brianFlag

  13. Dumbumm

    I woke up at 6am yesterday just to watch this...

    2 years agoby @DumbummFlag

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