‘The Hobbit 2′ Trailer: First Footage of ‘The Desolation of Smaug’
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Many of you will see this trailer theatrically with ‘Man of Steel’ this weekend, but we’re fortunate enough to get an early look at the next chapter in Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy. Considering the first installment, ‘An Unexpected Journey,’ felt a bit bloated and fast-paced, we’re hoping ‘The Desolation of Smaug’ rights some of those wrongs.
‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ continues the journey of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Gandalf (Ian McKellen), Thorin (Richard Armitage) and the company of dwarfs, who have escaped the goblins of the Misty Mountains and now face their greatest challenge yet: the dragon Smaug (played in the film by villain du jour Benedict Cumberbatch).
‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ opens this December 13.