Published on March 24th, 2013 | by Joshua Philipp
First Clip From ‘The Desolation of Smaug’ Has Gandalf and Radagast Investigating the Witch King’s Lair
Well, unfortunately the original video that has Gandalf and Radagast exploring the Witch King’s lair was pulled down and devoured by the interwebs. Apparently it’s only viewable now if you go buy The Hobbit. So, in the meantime, please enjoy the first trailer (above) and read about Gandalf’s journey below.
With the recent release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, we’ve been given our first taste of the next film in the trilogy: The Desolation of Smog. It begins with Peter Jackson explaining the clip, then at about 1:10 jumps to the clip.
It follows Gandalf (later joined by Radagast) as he investigates the origins of the Morgul-blade by searching through the tombs of the witch king. Afterwards, the video jumps to some clips from the set. We see our dwarves carrying along an unconscious Bombur, getting wrapped in spiderweb, hopping in barrels, and announcing to the humans that they’ve come to reclaim their home.
So, it looks like this film will end right before the dwarves (and Bilbo) go to retake their mountain, and before the Battle of the Five Armies. And on that note, I’m personally really glad that Peter Jackson is tying in Tolkien’s other books to give this series more depth and more footage. I can’t wait.