Is this what Smaug will look like in Peter Jackson's Hobbit?

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Hidden in one of Peter Jackson's production videos from The Hobbit might be our very first glance of the infamous dragon Smaug!


In the second video, a band of crew members were spotted sporting a sweatshirt with this logo stitched on the front. The logo is most clearly a dragon, but is this spiny creature an accurate representation of what Smaug will look like in the movie? We'll find out soon.

Meanwhile, in an interview with MTV the voice of Smaug, Benedict Cumberbatch, revealed how he's capturing the sound of this legendary villain:

"Preparation for something like that is quite unique. I think it will be partly to go with going back to the book, but I sort of want to look at real life serpents and creatures of that ilk, dragons," Cumberbatch said. "He's a reptile, obviously, so it's not like Andy Serkis' work with Gollum. I'm going to be on my belly, so that's going to take a bit of practicing."

"He's an exceptionally beautiful, vain, devilish and also, in a lightly weird way, an innocent character. He's fooled by an invisible midget," he said. "It's quite frustrating. There's something quite exceptional about the power he has over people and the imagination of that world that is unlocked in this story."

The Hobbit will hit theaters on December 14th, 2012.

[via Comic Book Movie]



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