New promo poster for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug featuring Legolas, Tauriel and Thranduil

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new merchandising promo poster for the upcoming fantasy sequel The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, featuring the Elven trio of Legolas (Orlando Bloom), Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) and Thranduil (Lee Pace); check it out here…

The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug sees Bloom, Lilly, Pace, Freeman, McKellen, Armitage joined in the enormous cast by Andy Serkis (Gollum), Christopher Lee (Saruman the White), Ian Holm (Old Bilbo), Elijah Wood (Frodo) Sylvester McCoy (Radagast the Brown), Ken Stott (Balin), Dwalin (Graham McTavish), Kili (Aidan Turner), Fili (Dean O’Gorman), Mark Hadlow (Dori), Jed Brophy (Nori), Adam Brown (Ori), John Callen (Oin), Peter Hambleton (Gloin), William Kircher (Bifur), James Nesbitt (Bofur), Stephen Hunter (Bombur), Manu Bennett (Azog), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Necromancer / Smaug), Hugo Weaving (Elrond), Cate Blanchett (Galadriel), Luke Evans (Bard the Bowman), Stephen Fry (Master of Laketown), Billy Connolly (Dain Ironfoot) and Mikael Persbrandt (Beorn). The film opens on December 13th.

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  • James Betts

    Gangsta-style bow poses annoy me. You cannot fire a bow like that.

  • K D Barker

    Hmmmm. Not their best most evocative poster. I’ve already sent Pete my admission cheque to the poster is irrelevant to me. Pity though.