The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug is due this year in December and the fandom has never been more eager to welcome the latest installment with open arms. Of course, considering the massive following the adaptations of works by J.R.R. Tolkien, this isn’t really surprising and there are those who expect more from Desolation of Smaug once it rolls around by the end of this year. Oh well, we can assume that it’s all worth the journey as the recent release of the trailer for the film has garnered a huge response from fans on its own and the hilarious contents of Peter Jackson’s video diary that details his recent activities in completing the film trilogy.
Anyway, as we wait for Desolation of Smaug to come to theaters, Peter Jackson has left us a bit of something to lessen our boredom and longing for the film with a new edition of An Unexpected Journey, the first installment of the film franchise, has received some extended scenes that will leave fans yearning for more. Indeed, this should prove to be a welcome distraction as we await Desolation of Smaug. Here are some of the aforementioned scenes we’ll find once the new edition of An Unexpected Journey comes about:
Also, remember the opening scenes in Erebor? Of course last time we didn’t really get to see much of that but we did get to see Thorin Oakenshield’s father Thrain in his throne room with the Arkenstone, a few dwarven women for the first time (which is somewhat different from what Gimli said from his own story) and of course the dragon Smaug descending on the hapless little city and razing it to the ground sparing only its vast treasury to keep for himself. Peter Jackson has confirmed that there will indeed be added scenes involving the little dwarven city and even a new character called Girion who will help in the defense of the mighty dwarven citadel but whether or not he actually survives the encounter with the mighty dragon is something that viewers will have to find out for themselves.