With little more than two months to go before Peter Jackson returns with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, we’re definitely due a new trailer. Especially given that all we’ve seen from the film so far is the teaser trailer that landed way back in June.

Warner Bros. has been releasing a new set of character banners in the past twenty-four hours, and it’s all been gearing up towards the arrival of this new trailer, giving us a bigger and better look at what’s coming our way in December.

The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece “The Hobbit”, by J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” continues the adventures of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

Martin Freeman is back once more as the young Bilbo Baggins, after first taking up the role in last year’s hugely successful first instalment, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. And he is of course joined by another brilliant ensemble, starring alongside Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andy Serkis, Hugo Weaving, Lee Pace, Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, Ian Holm, and many more.

Jackson is directing from a script he co-wrote with Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, adapting the original novel by J.R.R. Tolkien, and expanding upon it to flesh it out into the trilogy of films, which will be completed next year with The Hobbit: There and Back Again.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be landing in cinemas on December 13th in 3D and HFR 3D, leaving just over two months left on the countdown clock until it hits. In the meantime, here’s the new trailer to help make that wait just a little bit easier. Enjoy.

and here’s the ever wonderful Stephen Fry saying words.