First Poster Art for 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Revealed

June 9, 2013
Source: Facebook

The Desolation of Smaug

What lies within… As promised, Hobbit Mania is returning full-force this week with the first trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second movie in Peter Jackson's ongoing trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien's book. To kick things off, Warner Bros has revealed the first poster for The Desolation of Smaug, showing Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins standing in front of the entrance to the Lonely Mountain, or Erebor, where encounters the dragon Smaug. Quite a tease, which makes me wonder if it's missing a tagline. Does everyone know what's inside this cave? Whatever the case, I'm excited for the battle we're going to see.

Here's the very first poster for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, debuted on their Facebook via AICN:

First The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Poster

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit… J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, being directed by Peter Jackson as three separate movies, is set in Middle-Earth 60 years before Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in a trilogy ten years ago. The films, with screenplays by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, were shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest cameras. The Hobbit follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, played by Martin Freeman, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug lands in theaters in 3D & 48FPS on December 13th.

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The hobbit was by far the worst movie of last year. Its 48fps did nothing. The CG was laughable at times. The story was thin. The book is so short. This is obviously greedy studio work.

Ryan S on Jun 9, 2013


Did you watch like five movies last year?

Nielsen700 on Jun 9, 2013


Dude is obviously trying to get a reaction from people.

DAVIDPD on Jun 9, 2013


What you mean? I didnt like the movie. Is there a problem with it?

Ryan s on Jun 9, 2013


Look, let's have some intellectual honesty here. I am not attacking you or saying anything negative to towards you as a person. All I am saying is that your comment used a lot of hyperbole and maybe it is true, but maybe you were just trying to get others, like my friend Nielsen700, to react. If you did in fact believe it to be "the worst movie of last year" then fair enough, I was wrong, and good day, sir.

DAVIDPD on Jun 9, 2013


It's one thing to say you didn't like the movie- and then to list its shortcomings- and to say that it was by far the worst movie of last year. I think it was a fair question, asking if you only saw 5 movies last year. IMO, there were far worse films. Now may be you meant quality versus the fanboy hype built up. I still don't think it comes close to being the terrible film you portray it as. Personally, I thought the 48FPS added so much more to the film.

Tim Marshall on Jun 10, 2013


ryan, the problem is why would you come into a thread about a movie that's the follow-up to a movie you hated????

DianeT on Jun 10, 2013


Worse than "That's My Boy", "Battleship", "Taken 2", "Stolen", "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" and "Piranha 3DD"?

MasterReviewer2012 on Jun 9, 2013


I'm sorry but this is either a troll comment or you're a fucking idiot.

Kento on Jun 9, 2013


Usually one goes with the other.

Isildur_of_Numenor on Jun 9, 2013


The only thing I can really agree with you about is the bad CG. Hopefully that won't be an issue with the other two since they've had more time in post. I'm usually a fan of movies having more than one part, even three hours is a bit cramped depending on the material.

OfficialJab on Jun 9, 2013


I fucking love The Hobbit, maybe even more than the original trilogy.

MattPeloquin on Jun 9, 2013


I suspect DOS will be the best of the three.

DAVIDPD on Jun 9, 2013


My thoughts as well but i also feel like it could be There and back again only time will tell

N. on Jun 9, 2013


Very exciting

N. on Jun 9, 2013


I can already hear some big, bassy drums.

DAVIDPD on Jun 9, 2013


"Gee, I better eat second breakfast before going any further."

Isildur_of_Numenor on Jun 9, 2013


Elevensies and Twelvsies it is.

DAVIDPD on Jun 9, 2013



Isildur_of_Numenor on Jun 10, 2013


So another movie called The Hobbit that's not about a hobbit. Watched it twice now. Pretty disappointing. Hopefully the next will be better but the 3 film decision is so beyond self-indulgent that it's suffocated the material.

earthlingdave on Jun 9, 2013


There are 34 minutes of the hobbit where bilbo doesn't have a single line.

earthlingdave on Jun 9, 2013


Not sure how they matters.

Tim Marshall on Jun 10, 2013


The movie is called The Hobbit. One would presume, like the book, that the Hobbit would be the main character viewpoint and would have a developed screen prescence.

earthlingdave on Jun 11, 2013


you're an idiot.

tellytime on Jun 10, 2013


Jeepers. No need to get mean. Just my opinion. I think an almost 9 hour trilogy of the hobbit doesn't serve the story. You don't think it's over-long based on the source material?

earthlingdave on Jun 11, 2013


Going to be EPIC!

Basil C. Rockwell on Jun 9, 2013


Can't wait to see the trailer.

george aranas on Jun 9, 2013


I like it.

Xerxexx on Jun 9, 2013


Poster sucks

Flounder on Jun 9, 2013


It looks so much like the Alan Lee LOTR/Hobbit paintings. I love it.

Poofy and Boofer on Jun 9, 2013


LOTR and this will be classical epic movies when my grandchildren/children get to watch it. Like Clash of the Titans (old one obviously), Sinbad...etc.

Ethan on Jun 10, 2013


if you don't know who's inside that door, then you've never read a book in your life

Josh on Jun 10, 2013


Bilbo is so scared to go in he had to take a leak.

tree on Jun 10, 2013


I gave 'The Hobbit' a 8/10, film wise. I was quite flawed to be fair...... BUT THAT POSTER. I ALMOST SHIT IN EXCITEMENT. DAMMIT PETER.

mmmmmmmm on Jun 10, 2013


Still should have been two movies. But money talks...

cobrazombie on Jun 11, 2013

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