15 Images From The Next 'Hobbit' Film

Warner Bros. / The Desolation of SmaugViewers were able to get a glimpse at Evangeline Lilly’s anticipated role in the next “Hobbit” film.On Sunday, Peter Jackson held a live sneak peek of the next “Hobbit” film online.

Anyone who purchased a Blu-ray copy of the “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” could have tuned in to watch the preview and Q&A session for the new film using a promo code found inside the box. 

If you didn’t get to see the live interview, Jackson previewed some new footage of Gandalf and Radagast, and gave a look behind-the-scenes of the next film in the series, “The Desolation of Smaug.”

Viewers received a few glimpses at some new and old characters in the film, what locations will be featured, and learned what Smaug, the big bad dragon from the next instalment , won’t look like.

Though Jackson didn’t reveal a teaser for the next film, he did share that the first trailer will debut this summer in front of a “big film release,” which we anticipate to be “Man of Steel.”

We were able to view the footage Sunday, check out some of the images we saw from the new film.

“The Desolation of Smaug” hits theatres December 13.

Gandalf's hunting down the Necromancer ...

... with Radagast in tow.

The two search through a dark tomb.*

*Those familiar with the story will know this is Angmar's tomb where the Witch-King from 'The Lord of the Rings.'

The dwarf clan will continue their journey ...

... setting sail on a ship ...

... getting entangled with giant spiders in Mirkwood forest ...

... and ending up in Laketown ...

... where they'll encounter the Master of Laketown ...

... played by actor Stephen Fry.

There will be some other new faces, including Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman ...

... and Lee Pace as Thranduil, Legolas' father.

Yes, Orlando Bloom will reprise his role of Legolas.

Jackson says she's a Woodland Elf meaning she doesn't have the same status as Legolas. Rather, Tauriel is part of the guard to his father.

Eventually, it will all lead up to Bilbo in the Lonely Mountain facing the dragon Smaug.

Though Jackson didn't tease an image of the dragon, he showed us what it won't look like.*

*That's a dragon from DreamWorks Animation's 'How to Train Your Dragon.'

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