It’s been across the interwebs, but in case you haven’t seen it, we’ve got the new trailer for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the next film in “The Hobbit” film saga.
The film stars Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit that is at center of events that sets the stage for the later “Lord of the Rings” saga. The film also stars Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, and Ian McKellen. Here’s more about the film:
“From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,’ the second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
The three films tell a continuous story set in Middle-earth 60 years before “The Lord of the Rings,” which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar®-winning ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.’
‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the Company continues East, encountering along the way the skin-changer Beorn and a swarm of giant Spiders in the treacherous forest of Mirkwood. After escaping capture by the dangerous Wood-elves, the Dwarves journey to Lake-town, and finally to the Lonely Mountain itself, where they must face the greatest danger of all—a creature more terrifying than any other; one which will test not only the depth of their courage but the limits of their friendship and the wisdom of the journey itself—the Dragon Smaug.”
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” will be in theaters Dec. 13.