The trailer for the second film in The Hobbit franchise has been released!  Peter Jackson tried to bring back an audience that didn’t find the first film to be entertaining by bringing back some familiar faces along with some new ones. Orlando Bloom is one actor that returns for the first time since the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy which was also directed by Jackson.

The new film continues to follow the quest of hobbit Bilbo Baggins and dwarves who travel with wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) to take back Erebor, the dwarf kingdom plundered and seized by the dragon Smaug.

The film, scheduled to be released December 13th of this year, will hopefully be a bigger hit for director Peter Jackson.

Hobbit Desolation of Smaug Poster