2 New TV Spots For THE HOBBIT Offers First Quick Look at Smaug


Here's a couple new TV Spots for The: Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and it looks like we get our first look at Smaug played by Benedict Cumberbatch. In the first trailer, which is a bootleg, there are two quick shots of a dragon flying around. Peter Jackson spent a lot of time trying to find the right look for Smaug, and in a recent interview with the L.A. Times he talked about and said,

The trouble with redesigning dragons I’ve found is… you very quickly can go into science fiction territory, and I don’t want to do that. I want to present the most venal, scary, decrepit, nasty dragon I possibly can.

We still don't get a clear look at Smaug, and I can't wait to get a detailed look at the design they ended up using! I've seen this trailer on TV, but it has yet to be officially released online. When it is I'll replace this bootleg version.

The Hobbit hits theaters on December 14th!

This second one is an international spot called "Fate":

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The three films tell a continuous story set in Middle-earth 60 years before “The Lord of the Rings,” which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar®-winning “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.” 

The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Sorcerers. 

Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever…Gollum. 

Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities… A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

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