We all know that The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug is due for release sometime this year in December. And yes, we all know the anticipation of the film’s billions of eagerly waiting fans out there. Heck, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first installment of the series alone, proved to be a massive and undeniable success, managing to keep the home video industry afloat despite the financial troubles brought about by the economic recession. Oh well, I suppose that just goes to show how much people appreciate films and that they will always be part of our culture. Heck, one can probably argue that with the release of other popular films like Dark Knight Rises and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the economy could probably keep itself afloat with just films.
Apparently, the trailer will consist of little more than two minutes and about one second. That makes it a bit shorter than that of An Unexpected Journey’s, but hey, it could probably get longer in later trailers. Nonetheless, people seem real eager to see this 2 minute and (give or take) 1 second trailer despite its lengths. Somehow, the sheer awesome scenes we’re likely to see will be more than enough to get fans going. So just what are we likely to see in this up and coming trailer? Well, here’s a few guesses.
Bolg the orc chieftain is a high candidate to be seen in the trailer. The actual son of Azog the Defiler (the big pale orc seen in An Unexpected Journey) and the main protagonist of the novel, Bolg will be portrayed by Conan Stevens who is known for both his size and rather intimidating appearance. One can actually wonder why Peter Jackson had used Azog in the first film when the latter was only a posthumous character in the original novel and that it was Bolg that Bilbo and company often had to match wits with.
Then we have Tauriel the female elf guard. The character has caused a bit of a ruckus among fans of Tolkien as she is an original character created specifically for The Hobbit films. Some argue that, being purely an invention of Peter Jackson, Tauriel can be considered an attack on the original works of Tolkien and a defilement of an otherwise well-made story. However, some welcome the character as a good way to further enrich the story of The Hobbit and further enhance the feel of the world.
Lastly, there’s Beorn, the gigantic skin changer that lives between the Misty Mountains and Mirkwood. Played by Mikael Persbrandt, Beorn is well known to Tolkien fans as a mountain of a man who can change himself into an enormous and ferocious black bear.