A sculpture was erected in the foyer of a cimema in Wellington that might just be a likeness of Smaug the dragon from the second installment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy. Take a look at a pic and see what you think..

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By Mark Cassidy - 5/9/2013
The following is a snap of a statue that was spotted in the foyer of a cinema in New Zealand. Apparently this space is usually reserved for characters from Peter Jackson's other films -- including of course the Lord Of The Rings trilogy -- so this being a dragon (and oddly bearing a slight resemblance to Benedict Cumberbatch!) it's a good assumption that this is our first full look at Smaug from The Hobbit: The Desolation Of...Smaug!

"So, we went to the new Star Trek movie last night at Roxy Cinema here in Miramar, Wellington and when we came out a statue was sitting in the middle of the foyer which either we missed or was put there during the movie. Not saying it’s Smaug or anything, but I took a picture for you to make your own mind up about it! The statue placement is usually reserved for statues of characters from PJ films. THey’ve had TinTin, Gandalf, Gollum etc"

I think it could be Smaug, although I find it a bit unlikely that this would be on full public display considering the character's likeness has thus far been kept under wraps. Thoughts?

UPDATE: Apparently teh cinema were contacted and although this is a WETA design, it's for some earlier tv show that was never picked up. I dunno..that damn Dragon looks like Cumberbatch!

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GizmoEl - 5/9/2013, 3:11 PM
that doesnt look like benedict..
SuperDude001 - 5/9/2013, 3:13 PM
GizmoEl @ Dude, if any dragon could look like Benedict Cumberbatch it's this one. Just look at the long menacing face.
JordanKing - 5/9/2013, 3:15 PM
@GizmoEL I disagree. I think they nailed his small eyes.
LordoftheThrones26 - 5/9/2013, 3:18 PM
LucasMend - 5/9/2013, 3:21 PM
what you mean, it looks exactly like benedict, after all a human can look exactly like a dragon, can't it?
DrDoom - 5/9/2013, 3:21 PM
Looks awesome to me.
DaenerysTargaryen - 5/9/2013, 3:22 PM
It needs a blue scarf
FightAs0ne - 5/9/2013, 3:25 PM
I could see Benedict's voice coming out of that. Very cool
Webhead007 - 5/9/2013, 3:26 PM
That is one ugly mother[frick]er......
marvel72 - 5/9/2013, 3:28 PM
i heard benedict cumberbatch was putting on a motion capture suit for the role.
GodzillaKart - 5/9/2013, 3:28 PM
Hmmm. I really hate the way Jackson is approaching these films, but that is cool.
ForMeToPoopOn - 5/9/2013, 3:29 PM
"The statue placement is usually reserved for statues of characters from PJ films. THey’ve had TinTin, Gandalf, Gollum etc"

If that's true, then it would certainly appear that this is our Smaug. Looks great.
Ocelot - 5/9/2013, 3:30 PM
it's got Benedict's eyes thats for sure
exe - 5/9/2013, 3:30 PM
Looks like a Dodo bird.
ForMeToPoopOn - 5/9/2013, 3:30 PM
"That is one ugly mother[frick]er...... "

As is the dude voicing him. He's a great actor, though.
FrankieDedo - 5/9/2013, 3:31 PM
Well does it have the belly fulfilled with gems and gold? if yes he's smaug! (or a blingbling fin fang foom)
TheDpool - 5/9/2013, 3:31 PM
I hope smaug doesnt die in this film although it is likely
TheDpool - 5/9/2013, 3:32 PM
By that I meant I hope he isn't killed off after mins of screen time like in the book
GodzillaKart - 5/9/2013, 3:33 PM
@WorstFanEver: Hmmm. My wife disagrees.
GodzillaKart - 5/9/2013, 3:34 PM
@Gusto: YOUR FAVORITE?!?!? WHY YOU!!!!
RorMachine - 5/9/2013, 3:41 PM
Me too!
NeoBaggins - 5/9/2013, 3:41 PM
lol Um, it DOES look like him.
ArtisticErotic - 5/9/2013, 3:42 PM
Looks pretty damn Boss. Goes off to watch the Hobbit over again love that film.
Tony93 - 5/9/2013, 3:42 PM
he has a beak?
NeoBaggins - 5/9/2013, 3:43 PM
Shifty ass Cumberbatch eyes and slim face.
AlexDeLarge87 - 5/9/2013, 3:48 PM
I hope the mother[frick]er is big.
MitchConner - 5/9/2013, 3:50 PM
Jeez man stop posting that shiz here...the last one was awful...just terrible...just shows that Jackson and Hollywood are willing to sell out fans instead of coming up with new ideas...I felt like I hated all movies after watching that crap...someone needs to call them out and stop paying attention to sh1t movies
B00uWhore692 - 5/9/2013, 3:55 PM
....I dunno.....:/
spidey1994 - 5/9/2013, 3:59 PM
The [frick]er looks badass ;)
Asterisk - 5/9/2013, 4:09 PM
Well...it's a dragon.
marvel72 - 5/9/2013, 4:24 PM
1st the fellowship of the ring
2nd return of the king
3rd the two towers (gollem being the best thing about this movie)
4th the hobbit part 1
GizmoEl - 5/9/2013, 4:25 PM
Now that I've been staring at it I can't see anything but Benedict. Thanks a lot guys.
kemuael - 5/9/2013, 6:12 PM
TheClemster - 5/9/2013, 6:13 PM
Hum am I the only one to think that this Dragon doesn't look great?

Oh I guess I will wait to see the movie before I judge at least it won't be the dragon of TeaBag and Gusto from last chinese new year

Gusto is hiding under the drqgo probably smelling his ...
eleven59 - 5/9/2013, 6:20 PM
someone say twin towers??

StarkAnthony - 5/9/2013, 6:30 PM
The dragon is supposed to talk, why would they give it a beak?
HavocPrime - 5/9/2013, 6:36 PM
I like it, looks very menacing and so much better than the Cat Thing in the animated movie.
NeoBaggins - 5/9/2013, 6:43 PM
When the Thrush knocks.
Ramiel - 5/9/2013, 7:56 PM
I can't wait for The Desolation of Smaug!
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