In the wake of the new (and let’s face it, epic) The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug trailer, Warner Bros. has released eight cool new high-res stills.
So we have a bit of everyone here, from Thorin (Richard Armitage), Bilbo (Martin Freeman), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly), Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen) and Bard (Luke Evans) to Azog the Defiler, aka the Pale Orc (Manu Bennett).
However, we're a tad disappointed that they’ve left out Legolas’ dad, King Thranduil (Lee Pace, whose character provided the amazingly suave narration for the trailer -- reminding us of Tom Hiddleston in the process), and there's no peek at big bad dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch).
Still, we have some awesome scenery with a sweeping view of the ruined city of Dale (first still).
Check out the pics below and let us know what you think.
Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hits theaters on Dec. 13, 2013.