The more footage that I see from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the more I believe that Peter Jackson is on the right track from the missteps he had in The Hobbit. It looks far less kiddie, and the return of Legolas (Orlando Bloom) is going to be a welcome addition to the casting. Below, we have another banner from the film, as well as a behind-the-scenes featurette that gives us a closer look at Beorn the Were-Bear.

Thanks to Denny’s for the video.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opens in 2D, 3D, IMAX, and HFR on December 13th.The film also stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, John Bell, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Michael Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Ken Stott, and Aidan Turner.