Watch the First Official Trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
As audiences brace for their fifth journey into Peter Jackson’s epic adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien fantasy series, the first official trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was posted to the Warner Bros. YouTube channel earlier this morning.
Judging by the trailer, it looks like we can expect far more colossal action sequences and hopefully some speedier pacing than that of the Hobbit trilogy’s first installment The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. But most importantly The Desolation of Smaug‘s new trailer gives audiences their first glimpse at Orlando Bloom’s return as Legolas, Bilbo Baggins’ first discovery of the One Ring and introduces Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel, an Elven character of Peter Jackson’s creation and presumably a love interest for Legolas.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opens Dec. 13, and the third and final installment of the series, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, is slated for a Dec. 17, 2014 release.
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