Trailer shows Benedict Cumberbatch's Smaug the Dragon, Evangeline Lilly
Orlando Bloom’s Legolas opens the trailer and Smaug the Dragon, voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, closes it. It also introduces Tauriel, an elf warrior played by Evangeline Lilly, and Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman.
“The Desolation of Smaug” will open Dec. 13 and follow Martin Freeman’s Bilbo Baggins, 13 dwarves and Gandalf in their quest to fight the dragon Smaug. The first film, “An Unexpected Journey,” grossed $1.02 billion worldwide after its December 2012 U.S. release, and the third film “The Hobbit: There And Back Again” will open on Dec. 17, 2014.