First Official Image From The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
December 7, 2012
Yesterday, one of the weirdest things happened when an image from the third The Hobbit film was released before an image from the second film had ever been released. This has now been remedied as the first image from the second film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is now online (via EW).
Fans of the book will recognize what is going on in this image and it will no doubt bring up the question: "If this happens in the second film, what's left for the third?" The third film, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, is said to draw from the over one hundred pages of appendices written by Tolkien that include what happens afterward.
"The dragon is a huge, wonderful, amazing part of the story, but it doesn’t end there," said writer/producer Philippa Boyens. "Everyone can suspect there's a rather large battle in film three."