Oh well, we all know the kind of waves The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey caused around the world with Ringers going head over heels over Peter Jackson’s return to Middle Earth. The film proved to be very successful and it was a fitting final film for 2012 and was probably enough to make a number of moviegoers forget about the rumors of the incoming apocalypse at the time. Oh well, I suppose that’s just how good a director Peter Jackson can be although I’m seriously doubtful if anyone could ignore Smaug himself descended upon Wellington or something. Well, worse yet, it seems that a recent fire on the set of The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug was rumored to have been caused by the Wicked Wyrm himself. Perhaps authorities will now keep a sharp eye for a large winged something above the skies of New Zealand.
Anyway, the trailer for Desolation of Smaug has just recently been released in theaters and has proven to be quite a hit amongst moviegoers. The trailer was released around the same time that Man of Steel hit theaters and it’s even likely that many moviegoers actually just came to see the trailers of oncoming films. Then again though, there are so many new films for all of us to look forward to and here are just some of them.
There has also been rumors of the third Hellboy film coming although the statements from Guillermo Del Toro is quite vague and not entirely clear. According to him, he will resume the story of everyone’s favorite man-demon once he finishes up with his work in The Hobbit series. And true enough, after writing the screenplay for An Unexpected Journey, it seems that Guillermo Del Toro has left for other plans. Though it seems that Del Toro’s plans for Hellboy 3 is still in his mind, he has gone on to mention that the protagonist will once again face off with his enemies who are a remnant of the Nazi regime. In the meantime though, we can wait for one of Guillermo Del Toro’s masterpieces to hit the big screen sometime soon called Pacific Rim, an epic film about giant robots and massive monsters.
Then of course we have the aforementioned The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, which is coming to theaters near you come December of this year. Alongside familiar faces like Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, we’ll also be seeing the return of Orlando Bloom as Legolas as well as the introduction of Luke Evans as Bard and Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug.