We recently saw the first still from Peter Jackson's third Hobbit movie which is scheduled for a 2014 release, and now we have the first still from the second installment in the highly anticipated trilogy, The Desolation Of Smaug.

With The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hitting theaters next week, promotion is already beginning for the other two installments from Peter Jackson's anticipated Middle-earth trilogy. Recently, we saw the first still from the third movie, There And Back Again, which is set to be released in 2014. Now, as previously promised, Entertainment Weekly have debuted the first still from the second part of the series, The Desolation Of Smaug. The site speculate that Martin Freeman's Bilbo Baggins is being frightened by the villainous Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch). "The dragon is a huge, wonderful, amazing part of the story, but it doesn’t end there," says screenwriter and producer Philippa Boyens regarding the plot of There And Back Again. "Everyone can suspect there’s a rather large battle in film three." Of course, he's referring to the epic Battle of Five Armies.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is set to hit theaters December 14th; The Desolation Of Smaug will arrive December 13th, 2013; There And Back Again is scheduled to be released July 18th, 2014.

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Filed Under "Fantasy" 12/7/2012 Source: Entertainment Weekly
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FckyouFlipflops - 12/7/2012, 7:39 AM
Oh maahh God. YES.
SuperSomething616 - 12/7/2012, 7:39 AM
Sweet :)
Super12 - 12/7/2012, 7:40 AM
scarecrow007 - 12/7/2012, 7:41 AM
Biblo has some new gear here.
legolad - 12/7/2012, 7:42 AM
You mean "she's" refereeing to the Battle of Five Armies...Phillipa Boyens is a woman
HavocPrime - 12/7/2012, 7:43 AM
Awesome hope that's the part where he realizes that Smaug is awake that time he goes down
ComfortablyNumb - 12/7/2012, 7:46 AM
He's wearing the ring.
CoulsonLives - 12/7/2012, 7:52 AM
Need to pack my Lembas and my ring to the Lonely Mountain! wooo!
DrHorrible - 12/7/2012, 7:54 AM
LOL Intruder. I sure do love Sherlock.

datNAMEtho - 12/7/2012, 7:54 AM
RorMachine - 12/7/2012, 8:08 AM
I always though Smaug was pronounced as "smog", but apparently it's "smowg". Anyway, carry on..
Boogie138 - 12/7/2012, 8:51 AM
@Ror: for reals? smowg... hmm... smmmmooowwg...

i'm getting there ;)
TheAbomination - 12/7/2012, 9:00 AM
That's Smaug's money, yo. Somebody's gonna get got.

And can we wait until after An Unexpected Journey before promoting the Desolation of Smaug??
CharacterAssassin - 12/7/2012, 9:19 AM
That's a lot of chocolate gold coins.
yourdaddy - 12/7/2012, 9:27 AM

yeah, i thought the same thing, until i heard them pronounce it in interviews for this.
Danbojohnj - 12/7/2012, 9:47 AM
Battle of the five armies is going to fecking rule,been waiting 30 years for that.
RexDartEskimoSpy - 12/7/2012, 10:43 AM

Yup, it's Smowg, not Smog, same as how Sauron doesn't sound like dinosaur. But Tolkien I think Tolkien did intend for people to make the connection. The term smog was coined in the early 20th century to describe the coal smoke-infused fog over London so he would've been aware of it.
parascythe - 12/7/2012, 1:01 PM
bilbo wearing a pirate costume
Feedthemachine - 12/7/2012, 1:59 PM
Benedict Cumberbatch. :D
sniktsnakt - 12/7/2012, 2:30 PM
The sad thing is how confused I was at first that he was wearing the ring but we can still see him in the picture.

Sometimes I forget that fiction is not reality . . .
NorseGod - 12/7/2012, 8:23 PM
@Ror I remember when watching promotional stuff for Fellowship and hearing Chrristopher Lee say something about how everyone had to prperly learn how to pronounce names in Tolkien's world, and he gave an example of Gandalf. Then I see another interview with Ian McKellen and he just says it sloppily like "Gandolf" and it made me laugh.

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