See Smaug, elves (and ping-pong?) in new behind-the-scenes Hobbit video

Contributed by
Dec 6, 2013, 2:07 PM EST

We’re only a week away from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, but that doesn’t mean there are no more production videos to be had: Au contraire!

Shot over a span of several months, this new production diary is—once again—filled with behind-the-scenes goodness.

In this one, we discover that Martin Freeman (our very own Bilbo Baggins) is quite the ping-pong champ, we get a few covert glances at Smaug (as well as an appearance by Benedict Cumberbatch), and we feast our eyes on the ass-kicking Elven fighting duo of Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) and Legolas (an ever-youthful Orlando Bloom; and from all those videos we’ve seen of them so far, we just can’t wait to see these two in action!).

We’re also getting quite an eyeful of Lake-Town and its denizens; including Stephen Fry’s Master of Lake-Town and Luke Evans’ Bard the Bowman.

Plus, there’s a look at sound special FX and a barefooted Peter Jackson running around like a little kid with a handheld camera (for future breathtaking CGI stuff) and lots of shenanigans.

Have a look!


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug finally breathes fire into theatres on December 13.

(via Empire Online)