The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventures of title character Bilbo Baggins (Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Armitage), on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

The film is based on the 1981 comic book storyline “Days of Future Past,” by Chris Claremont and John Byrne which ran in the ‘Uncanny X-Men’ series.

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new theatrical trailer for filmmaker Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.