For whatever reason, I’m not exactly clamoring for the next installment in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy. Maybe it’s because I’m not really sure J.R.R. Tolkien’s original story needed to be told over three films, or perhaps there are so many huge movies coming out in the next few months, namely Thor: The Dark World, that the next Hobbit film just isn’t registering on my radar like it should.
That being said, this new trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is pretty darn cool, showing us glimpses of the dwarves battling the horrors of Mirkwood and Bilbo Baggins’ encounter with Smaug inside the Lonely Mountain.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hits theaters Dec. 13.