As expected, Warner Bros. has today released the first official trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. We recently got a teaser poster, but this is our first look at footage from the film, and it looks great. As a film of The Lord and the Rings and Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, I can’t wait for this.
The trailer will be shown on the big screen in front of Man of Steel showings, but you can watch it now in HD below:
The second in a trilogy of films adapting “The Hobbit,” by J.R.R. Tolkien, 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 McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Evangeline Lilly, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans and Stephen Fry are among the cast.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be released December 2013, followed by The Hobbit: There and Back Again December 2014.