A new trailer for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" makes its way out after preceded by a batch of posters featuring the movie's characters. While the previous trailer gave a look at the dragon's head, this fresh video shows the creature shooting out fire from his mouth.
"Truly, the tales and songs fall utterly short of your enormity, oh Smaug the stupendous," Bilbo says as he faces the wrath of the monster after sneaking into his lair. "Thief, where are you?" the angry dragon rumbles in the dark. "Come now. Don't be shy. Step into the light."
The second installment of a planned trilogy, the film picks up where the first movie "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" left off. The dwarves survive the battles against goblins, orcs and wargs, and march to the Lonely Mountain, where the sleeping Smaug resides.
"You have no right to enter that mountain," Bard the Bowman warns Thorin and his company, to which the dwarf king replies, "I have the only right." They reluctantly accept help from the Elvenking Thranduil, but Smaug is not the only enemy they have to fight to get their homeland back.
Those dwarves also have to fend off giant spiders and orcs in intense battles. As if it's not enough, a darker army is seen coming their way. The Eye of Sauron flashes across the screen as Gandalf says, "We have been blind, and in our blindness, our enemy has returned."
Amidst the chaotic fight scenes, a conflicted relationship between fan-favorite Legolas and female elf Tauriel played by Evangeline Lilly is teased in this trailer. "Legolas has grown very fond of you," she's warned at one point. "Do not give him hope where there is none."
To add the elements of foreboding, a glimpse of Bilbo finding The Ring in a cave unfolds.
Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom and Ian McKellen reprise their roles as Bilbo, Thorin, Thranduil, Legolas and Gandalf respectively. Luke Evans plays Bard and Benedict Cumberbatch lends a raspy voice to the brooding Smaug.
"The Desolation of Smaug" will be unleashed in theaters on December 13. The epic journey of the dwarves will close in the third and final entry "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" due December 2014.
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