Check out four clips from Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”, one featuring new elf Tauriel (played by “Lost’s” Evangeline Lilly, looking all Katniss-y with her bow and spunky spirit) getting ready to kick some Orc ass, and Orlando Bloom and company trying to hold her back. Boys, boys, come on, let the girl play! Also, three other new clips, though I distinctly remember the Bilbo/Gandalf clip being from the end of the first movie?
“Smaug” is opening next week, in case you haven’t been watching TV lately. I swear, there’s an ad for this thing on the airwaves every 10 seconds. I don’t know how that’s possible, but I’m sticking to it. And oh, in case you missed it, a huge batch of images from the film can be found here.
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. 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.
Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Michael Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Ken Stott, and Aidan Turner.
Tauriel goes to battle this December 13, 2013.