They Arrived Precisely When They Meant To: 7 New Character Posters for ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’
I never understood the thought process of releasing “character” posters for a film after trailers and teasers have been released. Seems to me, it should be in reverse order. Posters have been and should always be the promotional tools teasing what’s to come. Releasing posters post footage seems rather moot. Don’t get me wrong, posters can be nifty looking pieces of art, but it’s like, why do I wanna stare at a static image when I could just replay the trailer a dozen times? Anyway, The official Facebook page for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has revealed seven new character posters which you can view below:
Featured above is Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, Ian McKellen as Gandalf, Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, Orlando Bloom as Legolas, Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel, Lee Pace as Thranduil, and Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman
Maybe these posters were never meant to arrive late or early, they arrived exactly when they meant to?
The second in a trilogy of films adapting the endearingly popular masterpiece 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. The film opens in 3D, 2D and IMAX theaters on December 13.