The first official poster for Peter Jackson’s upcoming film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has been released this week via the film’s Facebook page. The posting not only shows us some rather stunning art — which promises that Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) may actually meet the titular dragon at some point — it also brings with it the promise of a first teaser trailer for the film. According to the posting, a Hobbit-sized teaser will be released Tuesday, June 11 at 10a PST. For now though, we’ve got this fancy poster.
After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest–without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south?