Check out the 3 banners that showed up today for the upcoming sequel The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug movie, which opens in theaters December 13, 2013. The first banner shows Sherlock‘s Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, along with a few of his band of dwarves, including The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones‘ actor Aidan Turner as Kili, and Richard Armitage, who plays Thorin Oakenshield.
The second banner shows actor Lee Pace, who’s currently filming in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, as the Elven King of Mirkwood (and Legolas’ father), Thranduil.
The third banner features Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman, a man of Laketown. Luke is currently filming Dracula Untold.
A new trailer is scheduled to be released around 6am Pacific / 9am Eastern time tomorrow, October 1st.
In a delightful turn of the table, actors Lee Pace (Thranduil), Orlando Bloom (Legolas), and Evangeline Lilly (Tauriel) give their reaction to a reaction video of two of the staff members from TheOneRing.net, Kili and Fili. Not only that, but the actors do so while in costume!
We get a lot of Lee Pace (Thranduil). We get some Evangeline Lilly (Tauriel). As usual, there are plenty of mangled, evil creatures and eye-popping landscapes. And — if the title didn’t give it away — a dragon, who happens to be named Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch).
But the inclusion that excited me the most was seeing our old friend Legolas talking politics with Tauriel. Apparently, he hasn’t yet discovered his love for dwarves. Only Gimli can make that happen.
The cool thing about this video is I was one of the 6500 people that got to see The Hobbit panel at Comic-Con this year. I’m glad you get to see what we saw and you get to feel the excitement of it all.