Here's the latest poster for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. It's got Gandalf at the center of it, getting his pipe lit by a smoke Smaug... which is coming out of his pipe! How is that even possible? My brain, dude!
You know, the rest of this poster is a boring brown mess, but I love that central bit of the smoke Smaug. That's the tone The Hobbit movies needed more of, not the heavy darkness we're getting. Kudos to the designer who decided to highlight that interesting, magical and cool image. Where's the whimsy, PJ?
If you're so inclined Warner Bros is doing some sort of Hobbit fan event, and it's streaming live today at 2pm Pacific. I've embedded their widget below. Please stay here and watch it and drive up my engagement metrics on Google Analytics.