'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Trailer

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug teaser trailer

Wanrer Bros. has released the first official The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug teaser trailer as the second film in Peter Jackson's trilogy will arrive in theaters this December.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellan) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

I skimmed through this one and you get what looks like a lot of Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly as well as your first look at the dragon Smaug (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) at the end.

Give it a look and let me know what you think.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Thegreathare/ Thegreathare

    Every time I see the name The Desolation of Smaug, I can't help but hear it in Brad's "Smoug" voice from the podcast.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Hudsucker/ Hudsucker

      Is there gonna be one of those today?

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JNFilms/ JN Films

        I hope so

    • http://thebioscopist.com TheBioscopist

      me too. Ssssmowg.

  • Aidan Khan

    Unlike everyone else i loved the first one and I think this looks good. Smaug looks awesome.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kimberlesk/ Kimberlesk

      I agree! I'm really looking forward to this. I've been waiting for a long time to see a great version of Smaug and what they just showed looked awesome!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/andyluvsfilms/ andyluvsfilms

    trailer looks good so high hopes for the second one, im actually hoping for more Radagast in the sequel as i thought Sylvester McCoy was great in the first one

    #funfact he was originally set to play Bilbo before Jackson decided to go with Ian Holm

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Mv11391/ Michael

    Looks actually really good, i'm one of the few that liked the first one. Can't wait for the next trailer, hopefully they'll show Gollum in it.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    That picture at the top cracked me up. Smauuuug.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    The only way you could get me to watch this is to spike my drink, kidnap me, tie me to a chair and pry my eyes open Ludovico-style.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JNFilms/ JN Films

      Right on brother. The first one was awful and the second one looks like it's gonna be the same

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Adu/ Adu

    Looks fantastic!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    Loved the first one and this doesn't look like it's going to be as good but it still looks great. The effects on Smaug look awful though IMO.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Adu/ Adu

      I cant confirm, but the unofficial word is those effects are unfinished...they better be! :)

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

        Agreed, they better be!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/racquetman/ racquetman

    Smaug looks absolutely terrible. This whole trilogy appears like it will be marred by terrible, unconvincing CGI and bloated story telling.

    Somebody get these clowns a copy of Dragonslayer so they can see what a dragon is supposed to look like.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Travis/ Travis

    So Smaug is NOT Benedict Cumberbatch in a dragon costume running around? I'm out

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Adu/ Adu

      haha...well played sir.

  • http://lifein70mm.wordpress.com ViralVora

    at first i didn't get the picture on top but then once I got it I cant stop laughing!!

    this trailer looks fantastic! i decided not to watch it but then I saw that video Jackson posted of two girls watching the trailer and their reaction was fantastic ! and then I saw Evangeline Lily reacting to the reaction and long story short I am completely onboard if only for Lily and Cumberbatch and also Lee Pace!

    the effects on this look so much better.. I just hope Smaug looks better than he did in that last few shots.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Adu/ Adu

      I'm with ya!