A new trailer for ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ has been released giving fans their first real look at Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel, the fierce elf warrior who was  written specifically for the film, and a better introduction to Smaug and Benedict Cumberbatch who is the voice of ominous dragon

The epic quest continues in this second installment of the trilogy and it looks like the journey for Bilbo and the dwarves only gets wilder as we see Bilbo continuing to hide the fact that he found something very precious in the first film.

The exciting stuff, however, is the extended look at Benedict Cumberbatch’s Smaug as he taunts Bilbo in the gold filled room. The scene is very impressive (but what else would you expect from Peter Jackson?) and is one to look forward to seeing on an IMAX screen.

Also exciting is the new footage where we get to see Tauriel in action and get a whiff of the mystery that seems to surround her. She obviously will make a good match with Orlando Bloom’s Legolas.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think of Smaug, Tauriel and ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug!’


The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly 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.

Directed by Peter Jackson and opening in 3D, 2D and IMAX theaters on December 13, ‘The Hobbi: The Desolation of Smaug” stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Evangeline Lilly, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Michael Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Ken Stott and Aidan Turner.