Time is ticking down for the release of ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug‘ and these latest character posters are really selling the action element in each pose. I’m curious to see if they’ll do with these as they have with previous magazine covers and images – release a compilation image of all of the characters with a different background in the next few days. The last 7 character posters they had released looked great but didn’t nearly portray the action filled poses that these do. As good looking as these are, and quite frankly they are the best ones that have been released so far, in my opinion I think we’re at the point where stills should probably be a thing of the past as we just want to see new small clips to tide us over until the film’s release!

In this set we see Martin Freeman (‘The World’s End‘) as Bilbo Baggins, Richard Armitage (‘Captain America: The First Avenger‘) as Thorin Oakenshield, a double shot of the elves with Orlando Bloom (‘The Lord of the Rings‘) as Legolas as well as the lovely Evangeline Lilly’s (‘Real Steel‘) Tauriel, next us up my favorite with Ian McKellen (‘X-Men: Days of Future Past‘) as Gandalf, and rounding out this set is Luke Evans (‘Immortals‘) as Bard.

So which of these character posters do you like the best? Does one truly stick out to you or are they getting blurred with how many have been released so far?

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

Source: Flickering Myth