Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel is poised to obliterate the summer blockbuster competition and in a move that smacks of, “If you can’t beat them, join them,” many studios are doing whatever they can to get their trailers attached to Man of Steel screenings. Warner Bros., though, has the inside track with two of their upcoming movies 300: Rise Of An Empire and Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, already attached.
But you don’t have to wait, you can see the new trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, right now, below.
The film picks up with hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), wizard Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), the Dwarf warrior Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and their merry band of dwarven companions, following their escape from the Goblin King’s underground kingdom and near-death at the (remaining) hand of Azog the Defiler, a.k.a. The White Orc. However, the greatest danger of them all still lies ahead – in the form of the dragon Smaug – awaiting in the treasure room at Erebor, the Lonely Mountain.
Bilbo and his fellow travelers encounter the Elves of Mirkwood – which includes King Thandruil (Lee Pace), Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and the lady warrior Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) – before making their way to the sparse and barren lands that surround the Lonely Mountain (a place known as ‘The Desolation of Smaug’). Meanwhile, Gandalf splits off from the company, in an effort to learn more about the mysterious Necromancer – who resides at Dol Guldur – and his connection to the forces of darkness (e.g. Sauron), long believed to have vanished from Middle-earth.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hits theater screens December 13th.