The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' continues the journey of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and their merry band of dwarves. After setting foot in Rivendale, and encountering trolls and even Gollum himself, the next installment in Peter Jackson's trilogy continues the group's 'Unexpected Journey' to liberate the dwarfs' land from the dragon Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch).

  • Release Date: December 13, 2013
  • Director: Peter Jackson
  • Written By: Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro, Fran Walsh &
    Philippa Boyens

 

Benedict Cumberbatch for 'The Hobbit 2' Motion Capture
Benedict Cumberbatch for 'The Hobbit 2' Motion Capture
We got our first real taste of Benedict Cumberbatch voicing the dragon Smaug in 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' trailers, but the star also used motion-capture technology to help bring the creature to life, which yielded some intense facial acting. 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Extended Edition, to be released on Blu-ray and UltraViolet this November 5, includes footage of Cumberbatch
'The Hobbit 2' Banner
'The Hobbit 2' Banner
In similar fashion to the marketing for the first 'Hobbit' film, Warner Bros. has revealed the latest Smaug-sized banner for Peter Jackson's second installment, 'The Desolation of Smaug.' But can it help pick fan interest back up after a less-than-stellar first go?
This is Unexpected
This is Unexpected
Bad news for all you 'Hobbit' fans headed to Comic-Con 2013: Peter Jackson has announced -- with much regret, of course -- that he won't be making an appearance or presenting any new footage from 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.' But there's also good news! This means he'll stay busy finishing the film so it meets its December release date on time, and he's unveiled nearly 10 minutes of new b
‘The Hobbit’ Featurette: Transforming New Zealand Into Middle Earth
‘The Hobbit’ Featurette: Transforming New Zealand Into Middle Earth
Every single behind-the-scenes video from 'The Hobbit' or the 'Lord of the Rings' films is, in its own little way, an advertisement for the nation of New Zealand. Peter Jackson's Middle Earth films have been completely shot in his home country, and it's now impossible to imagine J.R.R. Tolkien's fictional fantasy world without thinking of the gorgeous Kiwi countryside. A new featurette on 'The Hob
Watch ‘The Hobbit 2′ Stars Reacting to Fangirls Reacting to the New Trailer
Watch ‘The Hobbit 2′ Stars Reacting to Fangirls Reacting to the New Trailer
Yesterday, the trailer for 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' debuted online and there was much rejoicing within the geek world. However, there was seemingly no one as excited as the ladies seen in the video above, who recorded their reaction to the trailer and put it on YouTube. These two fangirls probably expected fellow Middle Earth fans to watch the video and share in their excitement, but
'The Hobbit 2'
'The Hobbit 2'
With the summer movie season in full swing, it's about time we got a poster for what's sure to be one of the big events of 2013. The first poster for 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' has arrived, and it's sure to send a chill or two down the spines of Middle Earth fans the world over.

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