The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug arrives in theaters this December, and we’ve got some plot points and spoilers thanks to The Hobbit was a lot of fun, even though some fans did not like it. I am looking forward to the final two films in the series. Peter Jackson has done a great job so far, and I trust him to deliver a great movie-going experience. The spoilers are not anything major, but if you are interested in going to see the film completely blind then do not read further. Keep reading for the details.

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug SPOILERS Below:



At Beorn’s Hall by Mirkwood

– The company is chased to Beorn’s house by Beorn himself (Beorn doesn’t like dwarves, but when he discovers they’re running from Azog he helps them instead).

– “Beorn is the last shape-shifter in the whole of Middle-earth. Most of his kind were killed by Azog, so when Beorn finds out that The Company are fleeing from Azog, he agrees to help them.”

– Beorn tells Gandalf that the rumors of “a great evil” in Dol Guldur are true, which is what makes Gandalf decide to go there himself and leave Thorin & Company to face Mirkwood alone.

At the Halls of the Elven-king

– Thranduil has ordered that his elves are not to leave the forest, and they’re not to have anything to do with any other race (especially the dwarves).

– When Thorin and co are captured, Thranduil guesses they’re going to the Lonely Mountain and will release the dwarves to go on their way, for a promise of a cut of the gold. But Thorin refuses, so he imprisons them.

– Legolas isn’t as set in his ways as his Dad.

– Tauriel is at odds with Thranduil and doesn’t understand, or agree with, his segregation. She’s “very headstrong” and “doesn’t always follow orders.”

– Tauriel is “quite unlike other Elves” and it’s hinted that she quite likes the dwarves (or is, at least, intrigued by them).

– The wood elves give chase through the forest when the dwarves escape in barrels, but don’t follow them out of the forest.

– Except for Tauriel, who does follow then to Lake-town (defying Thranduil) and Legolas who decides to follow Tauriel (because he’s “very protective of her”).

– Bilbo may get separated at some point in the escape.

Some events at Laketown

– Bard discovers the dwarves as they wash up in their barrels (because he’s a “great hunter and often spends his time in the hills around the river leading from Mirkwood into the Long Lake”), and eventually decides to trust them and take them to Lake-town.

– Bard has three children: Bain, Sigrid, and Tilda (which explains the “injured girl” in the piece above and is possibly part of his motivation for helping the dwarves?)

Developments at Dol Guldur

– Gandalf may do some of the following in Dol Guldur: unlock a gate; see things that aren’t really there/things appear other than they are; cast a spell making it look like there’s more than one of him; cast a protection spell; have to work out where to walk as there are trick stones that lead to traps.

– Lastly, there’s a suggestion that Smaug is also looking for the Arkenstone.

Check out the trailer:

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug arrives on December 13th, 2013 and The Hobbit: There and Back Again hits theaters on December 17th, 2014. Share your thoughts on the plot points and spoilers below!


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