Welcome back to Middle-earth!
The new trailer for the second installment in the trilogy-fied The Hobbit has landed and anyone excited by the subtitle The Desolation of Smaug—Smaug being a very unfriendly dragon—won’t be disappointed by the fire-breathing mayhem the preview promises.
There’s also a bunch of Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel, the non-Tolkien elf created just for the movie. And beards. Many, many, many beards.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is due in theaters on Dec. 13, 2013.
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