Yesterday the first pic from the final Hobbit Movie, There & Back Again, arrived, showing us the return of Legolas, as well as Luke Evan’s human warrior character, Bard the Bowman. Now EW, has debuted our first look at the second film, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, which you can see above.
The image sees Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), sitting atop of massive pile of gold coins, which as fans of Tolkien’s book will know, is the treasure of the terrifying dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch).
Writer/producer Philippa Boyens commentes, “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.”
That fight is the Battle of Five Armies, which it would appear is going to be what most of the final film concetrates on, while the second focusses on the attempts to destroy Smaug. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opens December 13, 2013, with There & Back Again coming the following summer.