New Sneak Peek of ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Shows Bilbo Baggins Entering the Dragon’s Lair

Warner Bros. has released a new 3-minute sneak peek for Peter Jackson’s upcoming movie sequel The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug that shows Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) entering the deadly dragon’s lair. The film is scheduled to release in the US on December 13, 2013. Previously, we’ve written about the film’s first and second teaser trailers.

‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the Company continues East, encountering along the way the skin-changer Beorn and a swarm of giant Spiders in the treacherous forest of Mirkwood. After escaping capture by the dangerous Wood-elves, the Dwarves journey to Lake-town, and finally to the Lonely Mountain itself, where they must face the greatest danger of all — a creature more terrifying than any other; one which will test not only the depth of their courage but the limits of their friendship and the wisdom of the journey itself — the Dragon Smaug.

Here is a video from Peter Jackson that goes behind the scenes of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug:

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

videos and image via The Hobbit Blog