We’re just over a month away from the much anticipated release of The Hobbit 2 and one of the things we can’t seem to get enough of is the villainous Smaug, who was teased at the end of the first film and will have a much larger role in this sequel. Not only is Smaug a crucial character in the prequel trilogy, but he’s voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch which is something that will only draw more fans into the theaters and raise expectations of the film.
We’ve seen posters and trailers before, but we now have the first trailer that actually shows off Smaug and we now cannot be anymore excited for the film to get released.
We’ll go ahead and let you watch it again before we continue.
Cumberbatch sounds amazing as Smaug and an interesting fact is that he also provided motion capture for the part as well. So like Andy Serkis in the first films, Cumberbatch is not only voicing Smaug for the film but he’s become Smaug.
Here’s a quick synopsis of the movie:
Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the Company continues East, encountering along the way the skin-changer Beorn and a swarm of giant Spiders in the treacherous forest of Mirkwood. After escaping capture by the dangerous Wood-elves, the Dwarves journey to Lake-town, and finally to the Lonely Mountain itself, where they must face the greatest danger of all—a creature more terrifying than any other; one which will test not only the depth of their courage but the limits of their friendship and the wisdom of the journey itself—the Dragon Smaug.
The Hobbit 2 will be hitting theaters on December 13, 2013 and after this trailer, that date cannot come soon enough.