The Hobbit 2 trailer: Get your first glimpse of the dragon Smaug (video)

Take a fleeting visit to Middle-earth before the film's December release.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Photograph: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Here it is, folks: the trailer for part deux of the epic fantasy opus The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The second installment of Peter Jackson's three-part adapation of J.R.R. Tolkien's book will arrive in December.

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Will Bilbo Baggins & Co. fight off that evil-looking dragon? Will Gollum ever find his precioussssss? Is this one going to look like an episode of Middle-earth Teletubbies as well?

All will be revealed this winter; in the meantime, check out the trailer below.

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