Well there you have it, the release of Desolation of Smaug’s trailer has now reached trailers all over the world and we can only hope for more as time goes on. We’ve seen some exciting scenes with Bilbo and the dwarves rolling about in a river while desperately clinging to the barrels that they dearly hope can withstand the strong currents, a fateful meeting with the men of Dale and, of course, Bilbo’s encounter with the mighty Smaug in the Wicked Wyrm’s lair much to the delight of fans across the world.
And yes, over the course of the first film, An Unexpected Journey, it seems that Martin Freeman, the man behind the character, has made a name for himself playing the role of characters who are all too often in over the heads. One can note the unassuming appearance of nearly all his characters and how they are suddenly swept into danger and adventure beyond all their expectations. In the meantime though, we can enjoy the poor man’s bewilderment as he blunders from one predicament to the next.
And then of course there’s his role for the up and coming film The World’s End which is actually the much awaited third installment of the Cornetto trilogy which was preceded by Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Slated for release in the 19th of July, the film focuses on a group of friends who have long been wanting to complete a pub crawl that they have almost never succeeded in completing. However, in their latest attempt, robots have begun to invade the countryside and reaching the last bar on their pub crawl, named “The World’s End” becomes more than just a simple pub crawl.
Of course now, who can forget his role as Dr. Watson in the British TV series Sherlock. Again, much like the character in the books by Arthur Conan Doyle, he is portrayed as an often confused everyman and is left at a loss for words by the genius of Sherlock Holmes. Surprisingly though Sherlock Holmes is played by actor Benedict Cumberbatch who plays the role of both Smaug the dragon and The Necromancer in The Hobbit film series, making this a really strange coincidence. Or not.