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'The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug' trailer released

Smaug the dragon and hobbit Bilbo Baggins in

Smaug the dragon and hobbit Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." (Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures via Youtube)

Finally, a good look at Smaug, the mighty dragon. And he is one big fella.

The first trailer for Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" gives fans an idea of just how intimidating the dragon is, with his fiery eyes and threatening jaws, in comparison to hobbit Bilbo Baggins, who cowers amid all his gold in the face of the beast.

Also exciting is the return of Legolas (Orlando Bloom) from "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, who is making his first appearance in the "Hobbit" films. "Smaug," in theaters Dec. 13, is a follow-up to last December's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." The third and final "Hobbit" movie, "The Hobbit: There and Back Again," will be released July 18, 2014.

Watch the new footage and tell us: Do you plan to see "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" when it hits theaters this December?

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