Warner Bros. has released seven new character banner posters for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug movie. They include Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), Gandalf (Ian McKellen), Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly), Thranduil (Lee Pace), and Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans). With each promotion for the movie, I keep asking is it December yet? Very much looking forward to seeing the upcoming Hobbit sequel. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is directed by Peter Jackson, stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Richard Armitage, Sylvester McCoy, Orlando Bloom, and Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, and opens in theaters on December 13, 2013.