“Come now, don’t be shy.  Step into the light.”

So purrs the surprising, thunderous, rolling voice of Smaug the Dragon, inside the Great Hall inside the lost Dwarf kingdom of Erebor.  And Bilbo, frankly, is having none of it.  Today’s revelation of the first official trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug thrills to the fingertips.

Would you risk the quest for the live of one burglar?

This second installment in the trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, 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 regain for the Dwarves what once was theirs, and to return Thorin to the throne.

The film debuts in the United States on December 13th.

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