The Hobbit TV Spot: First Look at Smaug

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Get the first look (albeit a very brief one), at the villainous dragon Smaug in this new TV spot from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness) plays the dragon via the magic of CG, with Martin Freeman as the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins and Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey. Richard Armitage, Ian Holm, Andy Serkis, Graham McTavish, Hugo Weaving (Cloud Atlas), Luke Evans, and Cate Blanchett also star.

The films, which serve as a prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, are based on the book by J.R.R. Tolkien and will be released in three parts: An Unexpected Journey, The Desolation of Smaug, and There and Back Again. Director Peter Jackson shot the first two films concurrently.

An Unexpected Journey will hit theaters December 14. Before then, have a look at this poster highlighting The Hobbit dwarves.

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