Tuesday, 1 October 2013

"Well, thief. Where are you? Come now, don’t be shy. Step into the light."

Warner Bros have just released their second epic trailer for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug. Part two of the mammoth trilogy adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit.

It's a well cut trailer with some great moments from Orlando Bloom, returning as the ever athletic Legolas, and Luke Evans' Bard The Bowman finally getting his chance to shine. There's even time for a few comic beats in there too, thanks to Martin Freeman's Bilbo and Gandalf (Ian McKellen).

We also get a glimpse of the new faces we can expect in the second film, including Lee Pace's (Lincoln) Elvenking Thranduil and Evangeline Lily (Lost) as elf warrior Tauriel. That said, there's still no Stephen Fry as the grotesque Master of Laketown or Beorn to boot.

But perhaps even more tantalising, Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) still remains firmly in the shadows of his golden hoard. His particular brand of flaming halitosis covering his modesty.

What we do have, however, is our first indication of how Smaug will sound - and he's not best pleased. Cumberbatch giving us his best baritone wyrm tongue.

Following on from where we left Bilbo, the dwarves and Gandalf, continue on their journey to the Lonely Mountain, where Thorin (Richard Armitage) and the rest seek to reclaim their homeland from the troublesome squatter, Smaug the dragon.

With barrel escapes, elfin parkour and Azog the Defiler still hot on their tail, it's certainly suggests The Desolation Of Smaug will be way more action packed than the first film.

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug will finish its journey to our screens on 13 December, with The Hobbit: There And Back Again, due on 17 December 2014.

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