Two New Images, 5 Posters, and End Credits Song from THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG

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We’re a little over a month away from the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and the marketing continues to ramp up.  On Monday, we got a new trailer along with a live fan Q&A with Peter Jackson and the cast.  Yesterday, there was a new production blog, and today we have two more images along with the end credits theme, “I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran.  I presume that’s an abbreviated version of the full title, “I See Fire because It’s Coming out of the Mouth of the Giant Talking Dragon”.  Like a large portion of the marketing for Desolation of Smaug, these images highlight Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) because the characters are shiny and new.  As for the song, it doesn’t really do anything for me, but maybe it will work better after seeing the movie (I felt that way with Emiliana Torrini‘s “Gollum’s Song” from The Two Towers).

Hit the jump to check out the images and listen to the song.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opens in 2D, 3D, HFR 3D, and IMAX 3D on December 13th.

Via EW.

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Via IMP Awards.

Via Peter Jackson.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug:

The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

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  • http://buzzabit.com/aaron/ Aaron Sullivan

    I’ve been pretty happy with all of the credits songs in the Middle Earth movies and at first listen I’d rank this right up there with the best of them. Music is music though so it won’t be for everyone but I appreciate the different take on the Hobbit music which is a bit more folksy and less ethereal than the LOTR music. Good choice, imo.

  • Marissa Evans

    I was certainly a little iffy at first about this song and the style of it, but I gave it more thought and a couple more listens, and have since warmed up to it. Still I wouldn’t put it up there with ‘Song of the Lonely Mountain’, but like you, Matt, I may feel different once hearing it at the end of the movie.
    Still very excited about this film. :) Absolutely loved the first one.

  • Nomis1700

    Only downside of HFR is that fake materials really look fake. Pro’s are that the movement is very pleasing, real materials look good, especially real water and fire look great, and VFX (especially mo-cap characters) look stunning once given enough time and effort. Those digital doubles are way too easy to spot though.

  • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

    Gollum’s song is unbeatable for me. so visceral. I feel sad and wretched every time I listen to it.

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  • The Flobbit

    I think Evangeline Lilly is doing more for the film’s promotion and marketing than anyone can realize right now. 1. She brings in a huge American audience. 2. She’s charming, funny, goofy, and attractive, which is more that can be said about McKellen, Armitage, and Freeman. 3. She brings in the females and the younger generation.

    Lucky win, I guess.

  • The Flobbit

    Also, anyone else notice that Legolas is carrying Orcrist?

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