Picking up right where The Hobbit left off, this trailer gives a glimpse of the troubles that our band of dwarves and one little Hobbit must face. Lee Pace returns as Thranduil, Orlando Bloom has a few good white-hair-flipping moments as Legolas, and Evangeline Lilly makes her debut as Tauriel. Check it out!

Already we can spy the secret barrel escape, the deadly spider scene, and butterflies! Plus we've gotten our first good look at Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman — so many new characters and so much foreboding. But no dragon... yet! [EDIT: I wasn't wearing my glasses holy bananas DRAGON!]


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be in theaters on December 13th. And here are some new high-res photos the studio just released: