“But it wasn’t a dream! You were there Gandalf, and so were you Legolas!”
Let’s not beat about the bush: most people were at least a little disappointed by the first of Peter Jackson’s first Hobbit films. But if this teaser for The Desolation of Smaug is anything to go by, the disappointment will soon give way to renewed excitement and hope that everything’s going to be alright, now that Unkie Legolas is going to be around for the second movie. Although it was assumed that just about every Rings star would eventually make a cameo, we weren’t sure to exactly what extent. Depending on whether we’ve just actually witnessed every one of Orlando Bloom’s scenes in the final movie, Legolas will be dropping in at some point to join Bilbo’s merry band and help dispatch some orcs with his mighty bow.
This does raise the question, though: when old Bilbo finds out about the fellowship in Lord of the Rings, surely his first reaction would be: “Eh up, Frodo — I see you’ve met my chums Leggy, Gimli and Boromir.” But I guess we’re just nit-picking now.
Oh yeah, plus we get our first decent look at Smaug — the titular dragon that will be voiced by the soon-ubiquitous Benedict Cumberbatch.
The Desolation of Smaug will be in cinemas 13th December.
An Unexpected Journey is now available at blinkbox.