New 'Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' trailer unveiled

05:00 AM, Oct 01, 2013

Evangeline Lilly in a scene from 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.' James Fisher, AP/

Written By by Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY

Just released: The newest The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug trailer. The movie, part two of Peter Jackson’s planned trilogy, opens Dec. 13 and picks up where last year’s An Unexpected Journey left off

The trailer, which runs 2½ minutes, offers the first time we hear Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug, the fiery dragon villain.

Thief, where are you?” Cumberbatch’s low voice rumbles. “Come now. Don’t be shy. Step into the light.”

And pointy ears abound! Look for Lord of the Rings alum Legolas (Orlando Bloom), and Tauriel, an elf woman played by Evangeline Lilly. Romance, perhaps?