Empire Magazine always seems to get the slickest-looking movie magazine covers. Here's a collection of covers for their upcoming issue featuring The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. They feature Thorin Oakenshield in Mirkwood, Gandalf the Grey in the dark domain of Dol Guldur, Bilbo with Sting as he walks through Smaug's lair in Erebor, and Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman defending Lake-Town from fiery menace.
The movie is set to be released on December 13th.
The film 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 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 Mirkwood Forest.