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Five new banners released for The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

A trio of atmospheric new banners for The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug have been unleashed online.

Showing off a handful of the film’s (many) main characters, they’re variously spooky, glow-y and snowy, with the dwarves in particular all up for some blade-swinging action.

Which comes as no surprise considering Peter Jackson’s second Hobbit film is all about the dwarves' attempt to seize back the Kingdom of Erebor from that titular dragon.

Meanwhile, Thranduil (Lee Pace) gets a poster all to himself, we get a good look at Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman (watch out Katniss) and Stephen Fry’s Master of Lake-town makes a beard-y little cameo.

Because facial hair is officially cool in Middle-earth.

Check out the posters below…

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Update: Two more banners have been released featuring Ian McKellen, Evangeline Lilly and Orlando Bloom...

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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug opens on 13 December 2013.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.