By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood June 11, 2013 at 1:41PM
The first trailer for Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" has landed. The film, which is the second in the unfolding "Hobbit" trilogy, features Benedict Cumberbatch as the CG eponymous dragon villain, here making a brief, snarling appearance at the trailer's end. Evangeline Lilly is a new addition to the series, playing elf warrior Tauriel, and Orlando Bloom returns as platinum-blond Legolas. Watch below.
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" hits theaters on December 13. The international trailer features Czech subtitles.