A whole slew of new posters have been released for _The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug_. Seven are character posters mostly for new and more heavily featured characters in the second film plus an new theatrical poster!
Let’s take a look!
First the new character posters which were released via [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.574025175966425):
Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield:
Sir Ian McKellan as Gandalf:
Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins:
Orlando Bloom as Legolas:
Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel:
Lee Pace as Thranduil:
Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman:
And lastly the new theatrical poster [released via Twitter](https://twitter.com/TheHobbitMovie/status/397425020747542528/):
If nothing else these posters do a pretty bang up job of letting us know just how huge and impressive the cast for this movie, er, _these movies_, really is. They;re a bit overly photoshopped if you ask me but that’s sort of the look they’re going for isn’t it?
_The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug_ is released on 13th December so expect the marketing to really ramp up in the coming weeks.