The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug has released a new TV spot online, in which Benedict Cumberbatch’s titular dragon appears front and centre.
That said, he’s still only glimpsed in brief snatches, a scale here, a burst of flame there, but it’s more than his non-appearance in much of the promotional material so far.
Elsewhere there are a couple of new snippets of footage, as the elves weigh into battle and Bilbo continues to draw upon hitherto unsuspected reserves of heroism.
Take a look, below…
While we might have initially harboured misgivings about splitting a relatively slight story into three films, there is something irresistibly festive about the annual arrival of a new Middle-earth adventure. Holidays are indeed coming…
Directed by Peter Jackson and co-starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug will open in the UK on 13 December 2013.
Source: Warner Bros.
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