November 18, 2013
'The Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug' Premiere, New Character Banners, TV Spot No. 6

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug will not get a premiere in London as was anticipated, but Berlin, Germany.

There are also five new character banners and a recently released TV Spot of the second installment in Peter Jackson's trilogy.

Lots of things are happening as the release date for The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug nears, the PR machine is definitely picking up.

On Monday it was announced that the worldwide premiere with all the stars will be held in Berlin, Germany, which is somewhat of a surprise.

Many were expecting the red carpet for the film to be held in London, as the majority of the cast is British or connected with film making across the pond, but maybe the studio will do it for the last installment next December.

There is no additional information as to why Germany, not the UK was picked for the December 8 international event.

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug has also released five new character posters, including Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Gandalf (Ian McKellen), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly), and Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans).

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In this installment, Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit, and the company of dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield continue on their Unexpected Journey to reclaim their home, Erebor, who has stolen it from him.

One of the most anticipated characters in part two is Smaug, the Dragon (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch), which has been kept secret with a tight lid by director Peter Jackson.

Only a few glimpses of the evil character have been seen, in the last trailer, we heard his voice for the first time.

Richard Armitage put it this way in an interview with Move Magazine:

"No one's seen the dragon. We've seen bits of him–most of us have seen a green ball on a stick, but one of the digital artists at WETA who did my makeup used to show me the work that was being done on the dragon. He'd come in one day with an iPad screen of this incredible—what looked like a fossil, this iridescent red fossil with multi-facets and layers and colors and it was one of [the dragon's] scales. And they zoomed out and (the dragon's) covered in a million of these scales. That's the detail that they're working on the dragon. And I was like 'okay so how long's that taken you to do?' and he was like 'that's taken about a week'. To make this single scale."

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug will open in theaters on December 13.