Watch as Martin Freeman crawls around in two tons of gold while filming shots with his good friend Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug. Meanwhile, Jackson continues to film footage and the VFX and sound teams work like mad to finish the film before its release, which is just nine days away!
It’s always nice to see Jackson lounging on a couch as he films a billion dollar blockbuster, or running around barefoot as he films an exciting shot of Smaug in an empty green screen room. The video blogs continue to be top-notch, and he never fails to impress fans.
We’ll be looking forward to the final video blog, which will most likely take us on the journey of Jackson and the cast as they fly around the world for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’s many world premieres.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug release date is set for December 13, 2013. It is the second film in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy based on the novels by revered author J.R.R Tolkien. The final movie in The Hobbit trilogy, There and Back Again, will hit theaters December 17, 2014.
Hot on the heels of a clip with Legolas last night, two more clips from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug depict Bilbo Baggins wondering if he should tell Gandalf about the One Ring.
After discovering the ring in last year’s An Unexpected Journey, Bilbo has been using it to help him in dire situations where a bit of invisibility can help him make an easier escape. In the clip below we see Bilbo about to tell and show Gandalf about his discovery and maybe even explain its acquisition from Gollum, but he ultimately decides against it.