The fist trailer for Peter Jacksons second Hobbit film, The Desolation of Smaug Launched Yesterday, and boy does it look amazing! Trailer released a few days after the first poster:
Hobbit:The Desolation of Smaug First Trailer & new Characters Explained:
We finally get our first look at Legolas, Beorn, Bard and Smaug in action! Now, even though Legolas is technically not in the book, it felt great seeing him again, and it brought back so many memories of The Lord of The Rings. Smaug looks EPIC though!
If you are unfamiliar to the new characters in the Hobbit, here’s a quick run-down:
Beorn (played by Mikael Persbrandt) is a skin-changer who dwelt in the Vales of Anduin near the western eaves of Mirkwood, he could take the form of a Man or a huge black bear. In the book “The Hobbit”, he played a great part in the victory over the Goblins at the Battle of Five Armies. While not a “giant” outright, Beorn’s human form was of such great size that the three and a half foot tall Bilbo judged that he could have easily walked between Beorn’s legs without touching his body.
Bard The Bowman
Bard has one of the book’s best moments, explaining it will obviously be a huge spoiler. Just take note that he is playing a huge role in the rest of the trilogy.
Tauriel also does not feature in the book, and was added by Peter Jackson. We’re curious to see what part she will play, a possible love interest to please the female viewers?
Last but not least…
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” opens in theaters on December 13.