New Hobbit featurette explores Beorn’s house: watch now

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug has released a new featurette online, welcoming viewers into the house of the “skinchanger” Beorn.

Described rather nicely by Ian McKellen as “a man who is sometimes a bear, or a bear who is sometimes a man,” Beorn offers the company of dwarves a place of refuge during their perilous journey.

However, in order to accommodate a bear / man hybrid, Beorn’s house is a little on the large side, posing Peter Jackson and company something of a challenge during filming…

Take a look at the new featurette, below…

Meanwhile, the film has also released a brand new banner, focusing on new additions Tauriel, Legolas and Bard, alongside a newly battle-hardened Bilbo.

Directed by Jackson and co-starring Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage and Lee Pace, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug will open in the UK on 13 December 2013.

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