Category Archives: Smaug
**This is a great behind the scenes look at the making of The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies. It has Ben too.
In Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings prequel trilogy, The Hobbit, there was a dragon under the mountain. That dragon was named Smaug and Smaug’s voice belonged to Benedict Cumberbatch.
While watching the scaley computer animated beast terrorize Laketown, it may have been easy not to think about what anybody looked like while lending their voice to Smaug. However, now that the trilogy has long since wrapped up and we can look back on it, a video of Benedict Cumberbatch in character, as Smaug, has surfaced.
Not only does Cumberbatch voice the fire-breathing monster but, in fact, also gets in character to bring him to life. See it for yourself in the video below.
Cumberbatch’s dedication and ability to become Smaug the Dragon should have everyone excited for Doctor Strange, where he’ll play the titular Stephen Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe on November 4, 2016.
**This video doesn’t play on other websites, you have to go to YouTube to play it. Just click on the video to view it.
**I like this clip the more times I see it. (:
**Here is the actual Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug video. If his voice doesn’t send chills up your spine, nothing will..
This week, actor and fan favorite Benedict Cumberbatch made his first appearance at the Geek mecca San Diego Comic-Con, where he took part in panels for two of his upcoming films: the DreamWorks animated movie, Penguins of Madagascar, where he voices a wolf, and of course,The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, where does the voice and motion-capture performance for two characters – the Necromancer and the dragon Smaug.
Along with speaking on panels, Cumberbatch also stopped to pose with the LEGO dragon Smaug at the WB booth. Check out photos here below of the actor standing with the LEGO creation, which was made out of 83,433 LEGO bricks. Also below are photos from his various panel appearances that we attended, as well as some photos courtesy of the actor at the WB booth.
**Recently we posted the rumor that the upcoming Hobbit movie titled, “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” was going to have a name change. According to TheOneRing.net the upcoming film was to be called, “The Hobbit: Into The Fire..” However, according to IMDB.com, the new movie will now be called, “The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies“. The film will feature Benedict in the role of Smaug, the dragon and the Necromancer.