The epic Peter Jackson series, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, gets a new trailer that reveals just how he was able to extend this in to three full-length (and then some) films. Of course there’s the epic beast Smaug, voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, but also throw in a doomed romance for Legolas and more of Bilbo’s internal struggle about finding the ring.

Keep reading to find out more about the film and watch the new trailer.

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug


Official Synopsis:

From Academy Award®-winning filmmakerPeter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpieceTheHobbit,byJ.R.R.Tolkien. Thefilmcontinuestheadventureofthetitlecharacter Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim 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 Mirkwood Forest. After escaping capture by the dangerous Woodland 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 before, 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.

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opens on December 13.

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Kristal Bailey

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With a soft spot for movies that fall into the “So Bad They’re Good” category, Kristal Bailey regularly watches B-movies, 80s comedies, and sci-fi from the 50s and 60s. She also refuses to grow up if that means she has to hide her love for Disney and Pixar films.

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