While The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey didn’t necessarily blow everyone away (I liked it, Hubert not as much) that doesn’t mean we can’t be excited for the next entry in the series. Here we get our first look at The Desolation of Smaug, in which you actually see Smaug at the end so if you were trying to keep that a surprise don’t watch.
Otherwise you’ll not some classic scenes from the book, and more notably lots of scenes that aren’t in the book. The film is clearly playing out a lot more Lord of the Rings development than the book ever had as the first one did. However, this looks even more extensive with the inclusion of Legolas and a bunch of other stuff that applies more to the latter trilogy. Here’s hoping that the flaws of the first film are fixed up in the second and we get a true classic.
Also, some images you’re sure to like if you like images of things from Middle Earth.