A New Look At 'Smaug' The Dragon From THE HOBBIT: TDOS

Air New Zealand are proudly displaying an awesome banner for Peter Jackson's second Hobbit flick on some of their planes, which happen to have a new image of Smaug "The magnificent" running down the side of them. Take a look after the jump.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 12/1/2013








The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.


The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug hits theaters in just two weeks.
Source: Air New Zealand
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JoeMomma29 - 12/1/2013, 12:16 PM
That is awesome!
Tymminator - 12/1/2013, 12:17 PM
That is awesome.
Tymminator - 12/1/2013, 12:17 PM
JINX!
OrsonRandall - 12/1/2013, 12:20 PM
http://persephonemagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/airplane-dont-call-me-shirley.gif
JDUKE25 - 12/1/2013, 12:22 PM
Yup.....that's a dragon.
JoeMomma29 - 12/1/2013, 12:22 PM
@ Grif

In all seriousness how do you want them to portray Smaug?
tricklove187 - 12/1/2013, 12:26 PM
It must be warm inside that plane.
RorMachine - 12/1/2013, 12:28 PM
Well, in the book his name is "Smaug the Golden"..so, I'm assuming he had a gold sheen off him. Guess they went another way for the movie. Not exactly a deal breaker is it?
Facade - 12/1/2013, 12:28 PM
@Grif...after turkey dinner, how about some crow?
JoeMomma29 - 12/1/2013, 12:28 PM
@ Batz11

LOL! Thank god they did not model it after the one in the animated movie.

MrCBM56 - 12/1/2013, 12:28 PM
Imagine someone really stone and looking in the air to see that XD
MrCBM56 - 12/1/2013, 12:29 PM
Joe

Looks like some shit off Dragon Tales!
ahhmynuts - 12/1/2013, 12:31 PM
coo
Greengo - 12/1/2013, 12:31 PM
Looks awe-some!!!
ahhmynuts - 12/1/2013, 12:33 PM
@rormachine

he has gold stuck to his belly. not kidding
RorMachine - 12/1/2013, 12:34 PM
Oh I know that, but wasn't he called that before he settled in Erebor though? I always thought he was supposed to have a gold tint off his skin.
BANE5000 - 12/1/2013, 12:35 PM
@ Batz11

Where is that gif from of the creature getting struck by lightning ?
DukeAcureds - 12/1/2013, 12:35 PM

DukeAcureds - 12/1/2013, 12:37 PM
Here's a real dragon:

JoeMomma29 - 12/1/2013, 12:39 PM
SecNotSure - 12/1/2013, 12:44 PM
@BANE5000 Twilight Zone the movie
brickwall - 12/1/2013, 12:47 PM
@Grif

pesmerga44 - 12/1/2013, 12:47 PM
@JoeMomma29 That Smaug was awesome and I love that scene the man that played Smaug was great.

Personally I kinda like the design of Smaug they made but really to me it is the only good thing in a whole pile of shit that is the Hobbit movies. I hated the first movie and the second one seems to keep that track going strong.
brickwall - 12/1/2013, 12:53 PM
That plane looks pretty awesome, would have been even better if Smaug's head was nearer the front of the plane.
DukeAcureds - 12/1/2013, 1:00 PM

JoeMomma29 - 12/1/2013, 1:01 PM
@ Peserga44

The animated version is from the 70's, even if they adapted that look for now it just would not come off good in my opinion. Heck any designs from the 60's and 70's are hard to modernize.

Though Starwars designs still look good.
marvel72 - 12/1/2013, 1:06 PM
looks shit hot to me.
Pasto - 12/1/2013, 1:09 PM
'I'm Goin on an aiorplane, and I don't know when I'll be back a-gain'
Super12 - 12/1/2013, 1:21 PM
Now THATS a dragon!!!!! Love it!!
Kyos - 12/1/2013, 1:27 PM
Looks very Draco-ish (Dragonheart), but then again that was probably my favourite movie dragon. ^^

Beorn though...
Greengo - 12/1/2013, 2:23 PM
SimyJo - 12/1/2013, 2:28 PM
The dragon's wings should be on the wings of the plane! - what a creative opportunity missed!.
ComicBookGoth - 12/1/2013, 2:32 PM
thought he had a more rounded snout, in the trailers.








Super12 - 12/1/2013, 2:41 PM
@SimyJo - and who would be able to see it? the 4 passengers with window seats by the wings? That'd be a huge money waster.
JoeMomma29 - 12/1/2013, 3:00 PM
@Simjo

To many moving parts on the wing, I am sure it was due to safety.
NovaCorpsFan - 12/1/2013, 3:11 PM
Be better if his mouth was at the very front and it breathed fire. And when they eject waste, it could breathe fire.
riseofloganX36 - 12/1/2013, 3:30 PM
a dragon is a dragon and he dosen't look anything like Draco.

Why do you people bitch about every little meaningless stupid thing.

He's ganna look epic on screen i can;t wait to see it.

And that plain looks great.

NUFF said BUB!
DukeAcureds - 12/1/2013, 4:23 PM
1st of December, anyway so it's time to open the first door on the advent calendar...


What could it be?

Kyos - 12/1/2013, 4:46 PM
"a dragon is a dragon and he dosen't look anything like Draco"

Wait, so you're saying that a dragon, being a dragon, will likely look like a dragon in the way dragons use to be depicted, but that the dragon Smaug looks nothing like the dragon Draco, despite them both being dragons and therefore looking like dragons?

I'm confused now. (*_*)'

pesmerga44 - 12/1/2013, 5:23 PM
@JoeMomma29

Sorry I worded my post wrong I like the design of Smaug in this new movie while everything else about the movie and almost the entire Hobbit trilogy is a pile of shit. The only scene I liked in the Hobbit an Unexpected Journey was the "Riddles in the Dark" scene hated pretty much everything else about it except also Martin Freeman as Bilbo he did great in the movie. The Smaug design the 70's animated movie reminds me of older European dragon designs you would see on old art.
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