- THE HOBBIT: DESOLATION OF SMAUG
If you purchased The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on Blu-ray or DVD Comb Pack, you would have received a special access code to watch Jackson’s Live Event. He answered fans questions, previewed conceptual art and showed behind the scenes footage from the second installment, subtitled The Desolation of Smaug.
If you didn’t buy the Blu-Ray or incase you missed the live event, here is a a 6 minute clip from the evenet, that has been made available for all to see online.
In addition to Jackon’s Q&A, you can also see some artwork depicting the Middle-Earth location known as Mirkwood, behind the scenes material from The Desolation of Smaug. We also got a bit ofa sneak peek at new characters like Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans) and the Elf warrior Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly), as well as Orlando Bloom once again wielding arrows as Legolas.
Many fans felt that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the weakest of Jackson’s Tolkien adaptations so far, however looking at whats in store in The Desolation of Smaug, we sure many fans will be more the pleased.
This second installment diverges into two overlapping story threads, with Gandalf setting off to battle The Necromancer (Benedict Cumberbatch) while Bilbo and the dwarfs prepare to face the eponymous dragon (also played by Cumberbatch). Not to mention, the unseen parts of middle earth will be revealed, as well as some new Elves!
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opens in theaters on December 13th, 2013. The Hobbit: There and Back Again completes the trilogy on December 17th, 2014.