After nearly a decade of waiting, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” opens in theaters tomorrow…
…so let’s start talking about the next one!
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” promises the continuing adventures of Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and his dwarvish companions as they struggle to reclaim their lost land from a ferocious dragon. It’s that beast, plus the ensuing war for treasure, that Freeman is looking forward to seeing.
“There are some really good [scenes] in the first one,” Freeman said.” “I find it rather thrilling, but I’m looking forward to the other biggies, the battle being one, Smaug of course. Smaug is going to be great.”
But don’t get too excited about seeing Smaug in front of Freeman. The iconic dragon happens to be played by his “Sherlock” co-star and lingering “Star Trek Into Darkness” mystery Benedict Cumberbatch, and it’s a touchy subject for Freeman.
“Don’t give Benedict any more f—ing credit,” Freeman joked. “Somehow, ’The Hobbit’ still ends up being about some f—ing jerk.”
Andy Serkis had a similar idea. He wants to see the third film, which center around the “Battle of Five Armies” and should be absolutely epic. “Obviously the Battle of the Five Armies is going to be [great],” Serkis said. “We just started getting into it because of the change making it into three movies. We had to sort of hang on to [film] that. That is going to be extraordinary, don’t you think? There are the barrels, there’s a ton of stuff.”
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” opens tomorrow.