Hobbit fans all over the world have been waiting for official word about when the first trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug would hit theaters.
The movie is the second part of Peter Jackson’s trilogy and follows The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which premiered last December to the delight of millions of followers of author J.R.R. Tolkien.
The adaptation was to be a one time movie. Then Peter Jackson announced that it would be a part two to it, and finally he decided to make it another trilogy. This is consistent with the story’s sequel, The Lord of the Rings, also directed by Jackson.
As reported by The Inquisitr yesterday in a piece about Evangeline Lilly, the trailer is expected to run with the release of Man of Steel, which opens nationwide next Friday, June 14.
According to The One Ring Net, the British Board of Film Classification has approved the first trailer for Desolation of Smaug for release. The film received a rating of 12A, which allows children under twelve to watch it.
The trailer will be two minutes and one second in length, which is similar to the second trailer for An Unexpected Journey. It doesn’t sound that long, but, for a trailer, that is plenty of time to get all sorts of images.
The thing that most fans of Peter Jackson are anticipating is the first look at Smaug the Dragon. The character has been kept secret up until now, and not one leaked image has made it out of the production. Will we see the evil dragon on this trailer?
Fans are also awaiting the return of Orlando Bloom who reprises his role as Legolas. Luke Evans (Fast and Furious 6, The Raven) is a new addition to the cast in the role of Bard the Bowman as is Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel, whom we got to take a look at yesterday in the first official image.
The Hobbit is currently finishing production in New Zealand and it stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, and Cate Blanchet.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hits theaters on December 13, 2013.