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

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Peter Jackson’s second film in the Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The trailer shows plenty of footage from thefilm and offers us our first real glimpse at the dragon.

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.