First poster for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

First poster for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Warner Bros. ,via Twitter, has released the first poster for Peter Jackson’s second film in the Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The poster depicts a tiny Bilbo against the huge door leading into the Lonely Mountain where the titular dragon awaits.

The second outing will heavily feature Bilbo and the dwarves journey towards and into the mountain, from where the eagles left them off at the end of An Unexpected Journey.

Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Stephen Fry, Orlando Bloom, Richard Armitage, all feature, with Benedict Cumberbatch voicing the dastardly dragon.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be released in 3D on December 13th, with The Hobbit: There and Back Again concluding the trilogy on December 17th, 2014.

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.

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