When news from the upcoming smash hit ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ comes it doesn’t just rain, it pours! You’d think we’d have gotten enough from the global fan celebration but wait, there’s more! Today we have a slew of new visual details of the movie to feast upon: 7 new character images, a 3 minute sneak peak of the film, and some of Jackson’s production diaries are all out for you to enjoy! Regardless of how you break it down – today is a good day for fans of The Shire!

First up we’ll take a look at the seven new character posters

In the character posters this time around we have Martin Freeman (‘The World’s End‘) as Bilbo Baggins, Ian McKellen (‘X-Men: Days of Future Past‘) as Gandalf, Orlando Bloom (‘The Lord of the Rings‘) as Legolas, Richard Armitage (‘Captain America: The First Avenger‘) as Thorin Oakenshield, Luke Evans (‘Immortals‘) as Bard, Lee Pace (‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘) as Thranduil, and rounding off these shots is Evangeline Lilly (‘Real Steel‘) Tauriel.

Next up is a nifty vlog by Peter Jackson. This is something I’m pretty sure we’ll see more as the movie’s release date gets closer as well as an expanded version of  this in the special features section on Blu-Ray.  Personally I felt that the hours of production videos for ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy were just as interesting to watch as the movie itself!

Finally the video that you are all waiting for! The latest three minute sneak peak of the film. It’s a trailer but it’s probably the best look at the film to date. All I know is that this has made me want to see the movie even more, and trust me that’s hard to do at this point:

As much as I’d love to hear your thoughts on the character posters or the production video I’m going to guess all you want to talk about is how awesome that trailer was? Are you even more excited for the film now? Let’s hear your thoughts on it below! (And if you want to chime in on the posters or production video that’s cool too!)


‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the Company continues East, encountering along the way the skin-changer Beorn and a swarm of giant Spiders in the treacherous forest of Mirkwood. After escaping capture by the dangerous Wood-elves, the Dwarves journey to Lake-town, and finally to the Lonely Mountain itself, where they must face the greatest danger of all – a creature more terrifying than any other; one which will test not only the depth of their courage but the limits of their friendship and the wisdom of the journey itself – the Dragon Smaug.

‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’ is directed by Peter Jackson and will open in theaters on December 11, 2013.

Sources: Coming Soon, Collider