Several new images and character portraits for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug have been released courtesy of the newest edition of Empire magazine. We get a new look at Elven Guard leader Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly), blonde beauties Legolas (Orlando Bloom) & Thranduil (Lee Pace), as well as some production stills featuring Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman and several other castmembers. The second installment in the trilogy continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
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. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opens in 3D on December 13th.