A new trailer has been released for the next instalment of The Hobbit trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug.

Featuring plenty of action and a little taster of what to expect from Benedict Cumberbatch’s dulcet tones as Smaug, the trailer can be viewed below.

In addition to that, 5 banners have also appeared online featuring a number characters that are due to appear in the follow up.

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The official synopsis is as follows:

“The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece “The Hobbit”, by J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” continues the adventures of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.”

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is due to hit our cinema screens this December.

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