Peter Jackson reveals a new poster for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY wasn’t the blockbuster masterpiece that everyone hoped it would be. In fact, most of our fears were realized when the movie proved to be too long and perhaps too much of a stretch for the source material. So I’m curious as to what Peter Jackson and New Line are thinking when it comes to the sequels. Obviously, they’re not going to trim them down, but I can’t imagine The Desolation of Smaug will be able to hit An Unexpected Journey’s $303 million. But I say all of that to say; look, a new poster for the second part of The Hobbit trilogy.
THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG will follow the Dwarves, Bilbo (who now has the one ring to rule them all) and Gandalf as they continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug. Directed by Peter Jackson, the film will star Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Cate Blanchett, Andy Serkis, Aidan Turner, Hugo Weaving and a bunch more. The second part of The Hobbit trilogy will hit theaters December 13th. (Peter Jackson via Facebook)