My friends and I were talking about the first Hobbit film, and how it didn’t feel like a real Peter Jackson movie. It didn’t have the heart of Lord of the Rings, but as we were all watching Dead Alive; it didn’t even feel like any of his other movies either. It simply felt like a kids movie with far too much CGI.

It doesn’t mean I’m not excited to see The Desolation of Smaug. I have a feeling it will be far better than the first film, and with the inclusion of Legolas again, I can feel my geekly goosebumps rising every time I see new footage. Below, we have a slew of new character banners from the film as well as our first good look at the were-bear, Beorn. Check it all out below!

And here’s a gif and pic of Beorn the Were-Bear!



Beorn and Gandalf The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


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.