Best look yet at Cumberbatch's Necromancer in The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

In addition to playing the fire-breathing dragon Smaug in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy, Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) is also bringing another Tolkien baddie to life. Want to see?

A new shot of The Necromancer, aka Sauron, has been revealed in all its fiery glory. Though not the direct focus of the trilogy, the Necromancer’s presence has been hanging over all three films. Considering he turns into the big burning eye from Lord of the Rings — the look below is a good fit.

Here is Battle of the Five Armies' full synopsis:

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town. Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. 

Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.

Check out The Necromancer below and let us know what you think:

The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies opens Dec. 17.

(Via Geek Tyrant)

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