[Movies] First Photo Released For The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.07.2012
Bilbo's found some gold...
EW.com has revealed the first photo from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which will be released on December 13, 2013. It is the second in the Hobbit trilogy, between An Unexpected Journey (December 14, 2012) and There And Back Again (July 18, 2014).
The book is about getting gold from Smaug, which may leave fans wondering what will take place in the final film. But director Peter Jackson is using at least 120 pages of appendices Tolkien wrote in The Lord of the Rings to bridge the gap between The Hobbit and Rings. These include the Battle of Five Armies, involving Laketown men, orcs, dwarves, goblins, elves, wargs, and giant eagles.
Screenwriter and producer Philippa Boyens said: "The dragon is a huge, wonderful, amazing part of the story, but it doesn't end there. Everyone can suspect there's a rather large battle in film three."